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Franchising News – Year in Review

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2022 – it’s certainly been an eventful year!

From the war in in Ukraine, the death of the Queen of England, Elon Musk purchasing Twitter and Argentina winning the World Cup, it’s been a full of historic events and occasions.

But in spite of some of the rockier months through 2022, the franchise has continued to power through and soar to new heights.

With economies slowly starting to re-adjust to a post-pandemic world, the Franchising sector has proven to be as resilient as ever, even in the face of such economic turbulence.

Here’s a recap of some of our franchisee’s success throughout 2022:


Minster Cleaning celebrates 40 Years of Success

Minster Cleaning is proudly celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2022. Minster Cleaning started its journey back in 1982, when Alan Haigh, Founder and Chairman, set up the very first branch in Birmingham.

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Signs Express: An elitefranchise Top 100 Rising Star for 2022

With a network of over 60 centres, and 30 years’ experience in franchising, Signs Express, the UK’s leading Signs & Graphics business have proudly been recognised as a rising star in the elitefranchise Top 100 Franchises for 2022.

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Anytime Fitness To Surpass 200 UK Clubs Landmark in 2022 As Impressive Growth Continues

UK’s largest fitness franchise set for further growth this year as it bolsters UK Support Office team and property relationships.

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Celebrating 20 years with ChipsAway!
Spending long periods of time working for other people can lead many to want to start their own business. Some feel destined to be entrepreneurs, in control of their own workload and driven to achieve success. This is the case for Arran Benstead.

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The Gourmet Hog Roast Company Launches in Lancashire

The Gourmet Hog Roast Company, a company known for its innovative and delicious hog roast services, has announced the launch of its newest franchise, providing greater coverage across the UK. Nick Shepherd will be heading up the Lancashire region for an initial five-year term, with the success of the company continuing to grow.

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Ground-breaking deal sees almost 60% of the TaxAssist Direct Group Ltd shares owned by franchisees

TaxAssist Franchisees across the world invest further into the TaxAssist Direct Group.

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Camile Thai Leads the Market with New Sustainability Initiative

First of its Kind in Europe, Camile Thai Aims to Help its Guests to Reduce their Carbon Footprint with the Addition of Carbon Emission Ratings to their Menus.

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Top Accolade to Card Connection Franchisee who leaves his mark

At an emotional awards ceremony in Dublin, Card Connection franchisee Joe Sweeney posthumously won Retail Franchisee of the Year award at the prestigious Irish Franchise Association Awards.

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Radfield Home Care expands its franchise network to Leicester East

Radfield Home Care has recently welcomed another new franchise partner into its ever-growing network, launching in the Radfield Home Care Leicester East territory.
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Greensleeves has netted the 5-star Franchisee Satisfaction Award from WorkBuzz for the second year running!

Top notch franchises like Greensleeves never rest on their laurels. They’re always looking for ways to improve their systems, and looking after their franchisees is their number one priority.

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VFA22 'Franchisee of the Year' GOLD WINNER is Keith Harrison of Screen Rescue Stevenage

What a big day it was for Screen Rescue as January 2022 came to a close, when the VFA22 Virtual Franchise Award winners, sponsored by Barclays were announced.

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Not Just Travel named Homeworking Agency of the Year

Not Just Travel has been named as the Homeworking Agency of the Year at the Classic Awards, cementing its standing as the best travel company to open an agency with, especially for those without prior industry experience.

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New Funding Partnership makes it even cheaper to start a Drain Doctor Franchise

Drain Doctor, the UK’s most trusted national drainage and plumbing company, celebrates a new funding partnership that sees a whopping 75% of the investment figure funded by a major high street bank

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Coffee-Bike’s newest franchisee takes us to Scotland!

Coffee-Bike UK has furthered its UK expansion with our new partner Jonathan joining the ever-growing network.

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X-Press Franchisees Celebrate Success at National Conference

X-Press Legal Services, the largest independent property search provider, recently celebrated its franchise network at its national conference.

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Have you heard about one of the UK’s fastest growing franchises?

In less than 2 years, Metro Plumb has become one of the fastest growing franchises in the UK.

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Burger & Sauce Franchisee Set to Reach New Heights with Agreement to Open Four More Stores

Burger & Sauce franchisee, Subhan Munir is set to reach new heights as he agrees to open four more restaurants within the next two years.

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Pass the Keys® franchise partners have achieved another month of record-breaking performance!

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Revive! Achieves 5 Star Franchisee Satisfaction Status Again

For the second year running, the UK’s leading SMART repair network Revive! UK has been awarded top marks by its franchisees, achieving 5* status in the 2022 WorkBuzz Franchisee Satisfaction Survey.

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5-Star Franchisee Satisfaction Award for Extra Help

At Extra Help, we understand that happy franchisees work harder, contribute fresh ideas to the business and strive to exceed customer expectations. Ultimately, all of this works towards improving the overall efficiency of the network, and, therefore, their feedback is of the utmost importance to us.

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ActionCOACH celebrates franchise partner receiving Great British Franchisee Award

ActionCOACH franchise partner Kevin Riley was named a winner of the Great British Franchisee Awards in recognition of the ongoing success of ActionCOACH Warwick this week.

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Another Five Years? Yes Please

Signing up to do it all over again! In July 2022, the Aspray Franchise welcomed fresh signatures from four top performing franchisees as they continued their agreement for a further five years.

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Brokerplan shortlisted for 'Broker Network of the Year'

Brokerplan Academy are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for ‘Broker Network of the Year 2022’ in the National Association of Commercial Finance Broker’s (NACFB) annual broker awards.

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Australian award-winning community fitness brand launches in UK

Body Fit Training (BFT), Australia’s fastest-growing fitness franchise, has announced the launch of its UK franchise opportunity as it continues to expand its global footprint.

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Icelandic franchise opportunity with 1,100 years of heritage launches in UK

Ísey Skyr Bar, the innovative protein-rich snack bar concept, has announced the launch of its UK franchise opportunity. The authentic Icelandic experience offers franchisees a wholesome superfood consumer concept combined with an efficient business model needing minimal staff.

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Propertynest Moves Ahead with Launch of New Franchise Opportunity

The award-winning estate agency Propertynest has moved ahead with the launch of its franchise opportunity.

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World-Renowned and Legendary Tony Roma’s Restaurant Celebrates 50th Anniversary

On the heels of announcing its new leadership team, Tony Roma’s plans for future growth as it reaches its milestone anniversary and has a mission to continue providing customers with a world-class dining experience

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Bridgewater Home Care Celebrates 12th anniversary

This month, Bridgewater Home Care celebrate 12 successful years in business, looking back at what they have achieved throughout that time!

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Visiting Angels shortlisted in two categories in the upcoming bfa HSBC British Franchise Awards

Visiting Angels has been shortlisted in the Franchisor Leadership and Culture category as well as the Emerging Franchisor category of the bfa HSBC British Franchise Awards.

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SportsCool UK Expansion Continues with Three New Operations

A Lancashire headquartered specialist provider of sports education for primary schools has opened three new operations across the UK as it continues to deliver its ambitious expansion plan.

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Family-Run Franchise Wins National Award

Countrywide Grounds Maintenance’s Aimee Morton, has been chosen as one of the winners for this year's Pro Landscaper's 30 Under 30: The Next Generation awards, in association with Green-tech.

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Walfinch Celebrated as a Top 100 Franchisor

Home care provider Walfinch is celebrating after being named as one of the UK’s top franchise opportunities.

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An unmissable investment opportunity with a brand that goes from strength to strength

Whether you’re new to the idea of investing in a Chicken Cottage franchise, or it’s been on your list of portfolio options for a while, you’ll already know that this is a QSR brand with serious potential.

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Recession proof fit20 sees success in 2022

Despite what you may hear in the news it is far from all doom and gloom for business.

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Looking Ahead

As we draw a close to 2022 and look ahead to 2023, Franchise Direct would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

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Here’s to a prosperous year of franchising!

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