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Interview with Neil and Lorraine Stapleton of Oscar Pet Foods, Devon

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

Neil and Lorraine Stapleton launched an Oscar Pet Food franchise business in 1998 after many years of working hard for someone else. Franchising allowed them to create the work/life balance that gave them more time with each other and with their growing family. They haven’t looked back! Read more..

UK Franchisor Interviews

Interview with Mark Harvey, VIP Bin Cleaning


Mark Harvey is the Managing Director of VIP Bin Cleaning. In this interview Mark talks to whichfranchise about establishing the company after identifying a niche in the market for wheelie bin cleaning, a service that was then new and unique in the UK. He also discusses why the concept was ideal for franchising and describes their journey to become the UK’s market leader in bin cleaning as well as a brand with international presence. Mark also gives his expert advice to anyone thinking of franchising their business.

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UK Franchisor News and Advice

Hear real life franchisee stories at Birmingham NEC exhibition

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

whichfranchise is delighted to once again be sponsoring the ‘Real Franchise Stories’ panels, the next of which is at the British Franchise Exhibition in Birmingham NEC on 3rd and 4th October 2014.

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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.

Latest news and advice from the bfa

Start me up: the franchise advantage in the early days


Statistics highlight the advantages of the franchise model for entrepreneurs: annually, and for the last 15 years consecutively according to the British Franchise Association/NatWest Franchise Survey, around 90% of franchisees report a profit and less than 5% of franchise businesses commercially fail. By contrast, around half of all independent SME start-ups are reported to cease trading within three years. The crucial first weeks and months of developing a business can help to explain those numbers. The early days of starting a business amplify the advantages inherent in taking on a franchise.

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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.