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UK franchisee stories

Interview with Ian Goddard, VIP Bin Cleaning, Cambridge

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

Ian Goddard worked in the waste management industry for over 12 years as a training manager but always had a desire to run his own business. Being made redundant gave Ian the perfect opportunity to start looking at the options available to him. His only regret now is that he didn’t launch a VIP Cleaning franchise sooner! Read more..

UK Franchisor Interviews

Interview with Sue Reid, Trophy Pet Foods

Interview

After a career in retail management, Sue Reid decided to search for a new challenge.  Though unsure of what type of business she wanted, they decided to look for one that was non-seasonal, with repeat business, fairly recession proof and "consumerable". More importantly they wanted a business that they would enjoy working in, and as they had a passion for Jack Russells, they decided to explore the opportunities in the pet industry, and in doing so, they identified a gap in the pet food home delivery market.

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UK Franchisor News and Advice

Interview with franchise legal expert, Martin O'Neill of WJM

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

Martin O'Neill is a franchising legal expert based in Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie’s Glasgow office and has acted for numerous franchisees and franchisors in the UK and beyond for over 10 years.
He discusses how he became a franchise legal expert and when potential franchisees should engage his service. Read more..

FRANCHISE OPINIONS

'Property option' warning to franchisees

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Franchising solicitors Ashfords LLP have warned potential franchisees to be alert to inadvertently 'giving away' options to purchase their properties when they enter into franchises agreements. "It is quite usual", explains Franchise Dispute specialist Andrew Perkins, "for a franchise agreement to grant the Franchisor the right to acquire the business of the Franchisee should he decide to sell, or to step into its shoes and take over the business should it decide to cease trading."

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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.

Franchise resales

Existing franchises for sale

resales

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.