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Interview with David and Josie Yems of Riverford Organics, Royal Tunbridge Wells

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As former customers of Riverford organic fruit and vegetables, David and Josie Yem appreciated the franchise’s ethics and felt passionate about sustainable farming. For them, the main benefit of franchising is knowing that you have the support of a franchise team behind who are there to assist in the growth of your business. Read more..

UK Franchisor Interviews

Interview with Michael Johnson, Card Connection


Michael Johnson is the Managing Director of Card Connection.
In this interview, Michael talks exclusively to whichfranchise about how far the business have come from its inception in 1992 to its highly successful system today. He also discusses why franchising was the best route for expansion and advises prospective franchisors on what to consider before taking that step.

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UK Franchisor News and Advice

Exciting new Scottish micro-site on

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

whichfranchise is delighted to have recently re-launched our Scottish micro-site which now contains new and exciting content, a dedicated Scottish resales area, Scottish legal and financial advice, and a whole host of information and advice for those looking to start up a franchise north of the border. Read more..


'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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Latest news and advice from the bfa

Network connection: existing franchisees are vital to your research


Prospective franchisees should be familiar with the oft-repeated bfa refrain on what they should be doing: research. Along with online fact-finding, personal soul-searching and due diligence on the franchise in question and the people behind it, one of the best ways to research the realities of running a business under any brand comes from the people who are already there – existing franchisees.

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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


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.