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UK franchisee stories
Interview with Tim and Jacqui Rix of Riverford Organics, Buckinghamshire
Tim and Jacqui Rix invested in a Riverford Organics franchise as they wanted to run their own business with the backing of a established system and support network. They share their successes and challenges they have experienced thus far.
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.
Interview with franchise legal expert, Martin O'Neill of WJM
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..
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'Property option' warning to franchisees
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."
Alongside the familiar resolutions of healthier living and more exercise, the start of each year is a time when many people revisit dreams of running their own business. In many cases, franchising will be the right answer to the question: “How?”
Best-selling author, Dee Blick looks at why now is the time to analyse the marketing support you’re offering your franchisees and to work even more closely with each one to ensure they can reach targets and remain marketing motivated.