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Interview with Wayne and Kerry Lucas of XDP, Dudley

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

Wayne and Kerry Lucas launched a XDP franchise business in Dudley 14 years ago. The hard work involved in the business is far outweighed by the rewards and the quality of lifestyle they have achieved. It is onwards and upwards! Read more..

UK Franchisor Interviews

Interview with Simon Warren-Gash, The Original Poster Company

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Following a successful career spanning in the banking sector, Simon Warren-Gash sought a career change on his return home to the UK in the autumn of 1989. Simon first visited the National Franchise Exhibition staged in Birmingham in October 1989 which ignited his interest in the franchising sector. After some experience within the greeting card industry Simon saw the potential of combining franchising with greeting cards, both nationally and internationally. He founded The Original Poster Company (“OPC”) in February 1991 and remains Chairman of OPC to this day.

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UK Franchisor News and Advice

Exciting new Scottish micro-site on whichfranchise.com

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..

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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Latest news and advice from the bfa

Start me up: the franchise advantage in the early days

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The early days of starting a business amplify the advantages inherent in taking on a franchise. The British Franchise Association/NatWest Franchise Survey shows that for the last 15 years consecutively, 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.

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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

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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.