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Interview with Mark Quinlan of the Original Poster Company, Huddersfield

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Before purchasing the Huddersfield greeting card franchise territory from The Original Poster Company (OPC) in 2009, Mark Quinlan had been in retail management for over 20 years working in fast food, supermarkets and department stores. He shared his story on how he came to join OPC, what life as a franchisee is like and what his plans are for the future. Read more..

UK Franchisor Interviews

Interview with Nathan Siekierski, Jasper's Catering


Nathan Siekierski is the joint founder and director of Jasper’s Catering Franchise Ltd & set up the first Jasper’s in Birmingham in 2003. He soon realised that due to the demand of their products and services, and because of the proven systems and processes put in place, Jasper’s could be rolled out to other territories across the UK. The first franchise was launched in 2007 and since then Jasper’s has expanded to become a nationwide catering network.

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UK Franchisor News and Advice

Scottish Franchise Week 2015

Franchie News brings you all the latest developments in the UK Franchise industry

Scotland is an exciting place to be right now and, not for the first time, we are attracting more attention around the world than our geographic size might ordinarily warrant.

Scottish Franchise Week (28th of April - 1st of May) is celebrating Scotland's strong performance within the franchising sector through a series of activities and events. The British Franchise Association (bfa) has teamed up with franchising professionals to provide educational seminars, social activities and business events open to all yet free to Scottish residents.

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Franchise resales

Existing franchises for sale


You don't have to start a franchised business in the UK from scratch. Many existing franchisees are looking to sell their franchise. There are many reasons why existing franchises are for sale.


Why use a specialist franchising solicitor?

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 As part of Scottish Franchise Week, 28th of April – 1st of May, Wright, Johnston and MacKenzie (WJM) are facilitating a prospective franchisee seminar to provide all the necessary legal information you will need to consider if you are looking into buying a franchise.

As a taster of what you can expect, this exclusive article from Martin O’Neill advises why it is important to use a lawyer who specialises in franchising.

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Raising finance

Funding a franchise

It is a big step from deciding to start a franchise to actually opening your doors for business. For many, one of the biggest hurdles is approaching the bank for finance.