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A love for retail and good coffee led Paul to Really Awesome Coffee


Paul Stanners is the Really Awesome Coffee franchisee for Dunstable and Luton. Having worked in retail for over 30 years, Paul was fed up spending most weekends working when he should be spending valuable time with his family. He also wanted back to being in front of the customer, and so wanted a career that allowed him to do that. It was a love for coffee that led him to look at coffee franchises. Really Awesome Coffee stood out as it was mobile business and so would mean working outdoors, something that appealed to him a lot. read more

Franchising in the East England, why buy a franchise in the East England?

Craig Brown, Managing Director of the market leading franchise Signs Express, talks to us about franchising in the East of England.

craig brown "With over 45,000 businesses in the UK, franchising is growing at a phenomenal rate and our franchise network of over 60 centres are reaping the rewards thanks to our highly lucrative B2B sector.

Franchising is by far one the safest routes for self-employment with many well-established franchisors making the East of England their base of operations. Established over 25 years ago, Signs Express is the perfect example of the long standing roots franchising has in the region and the continued development of businesses in the area.

Franchising in the East England yielded over 2-Billion in 2015 and is a driving force behind the UK economy, being one of the only regions achieving positive growth year-on-year according to a recent RBS study.

The East of England also boasts a potential target market of 7.8 million people, meaning there's a vast amount of opportunities available for a new franchisee. So, with excellent transport links, a growing economy, diverse business sectors and some of the most beautiful cities in the UK the question really is, why go anywhere else?"

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Rainbow International is at the forefront of residential and commercial disaster restoration. We are the people you call to provide a restoration cleaning service when you have had a fire or flood, or have accidentally caused damaged to your property. The Rainbow brand has been operating in the UK for over 28 years, with our franchisees supplying damage restoration to many of the UK’s leading insurance companies.
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