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An epiphany that realised a dream - and a flying start


Chris Ginnelly fulfilled a longstanding dream after an epiphany ended a 20-year longing to start his own business. “I was building someone else’s business and I just thought, ‘If I’m going to employ this much effort and blood, sweat and tears, then I should do that for myself!” And it’s fair to say his instincts were right on the money – he invoiced several thousand pounds within six weeks of launching Sandler Training West London, a period which also included a winter break with his family! read more

Franchising in London

Tony Bowman QFP, managing director of etyres and chair of the London regional forum of the British Franchise Association (bfa), talks to us about franchising in the capital city

London is arguably the economic powerhouse of Europe and its influence radiates out across the UK, which is why there are few places better to be involved in franchising.

As chair of the London forum of the British Franchise Association (bfa) it is my role to host the quarterly regional meetings, which bring our members together to share knowledge and provide a lively networking environment.

It is a role I thoroughly enjoy as the members who attend are from a diverse range of businesses, but all share a common bond to ensure their franchise and the industry in general, continues to flourish and grow.

Our region has more leading franchise brands than most others across the country and historically a large number of these industry professionals have regularly attended the quarterly regional meetings, which has made them key events in the franchising calendar.

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Featured Franchise of the Week

Looking to transform your life with a franchise that transforms homes? Established over 15 years ago, Shuttercraft are at the forefront of the buoyant shutter market. This is a management opportunity; you are responsible for managing and developing the business while your team installs the shutters for your clients.
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Featured master franchise

Chili's Grill & Bar
A leader in casual dining and part of the successful Brinker International group, is looking to bring a flavour of America to the UK. They are looking for an entrepreneur with experience in the UK hospitality industry, to invest in and develop their successful restaurant brand throughout the UK market; adding to their 1600 restaurants worldwide.Read more

bfa London Forum

bfa forumThe next bfa South East /London Forum is taking place on the 14th September at the Kingsway Hall Hotel . The forum is open to franchisors and affiliates from all regions and is an opportunity to get together to discuss issues and/or concerns relevant to franchising and their businesses in the South East/London area. To find out more about attending

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