Securing a New Future
After 20 successful years in a variety of sales management roles, John was concerned that securing future new employment would become more difficult. “I realised that I was coming to an age where maybe I needed something with a greater degree of stability” he reflects. “I began to look into franchising with the view to secure employment for myself until retirement age.
Team work at Card Connection franchise works!
Card Connection is one of the UK’s largest card publishers and is the market leader in the franchised distribution of greeting cards. A British Franchise Association member, it now has more than 100 franchisees across the UK and a year ago Cath Dorran and Margaret Roberts worked together with the Card Connection franchisee owner of the Glasgow & Argyll territory.
Smart Cartridge in Dunfermline
Des Seenan and his wife Anne opened the doors of their first Smart Cartridge franchise four and a half years ago.
The husband and wife team were one of the UK’s first franchisees after the opening of the flagship store in Edinburgh’s Haymarket.
Maximising “People Potential”
"I’ve had a great corporate career, but had got to the stage where I was really ready for a change – a new challenge that would make use of my previous experience, but reward me appropriately for my efforts. I also wanted to avoid the risk of starting my business from scratch – and alone. Ology Business Coaching gave me this."
FORMER INDUSTRIAL ABSEILER AIMING TO CLE
Edinburgh entrepreneur Keith Lamb is aiming to scale the heights of his new business venture by launching a professional oven valeting franchise in the City.
PRONTAPRINT DUNFERMLINE HAS A NEW OWNER
Prontaprint Dunfermline, on Dickson Street’s Elgin Industrial Estate, has been given a new lease of life thanks to the appointment of new Franchisee, Andrew Whincup.
A Family Business
"The Recognition Express franchise has been in my (Ciorsdan) family for over 20 years and I have worked in the franchise on and off since the beginning. Any new business venture will have highs and lows but with franchising you have the additional benefit of support and training from your franchiser. This is why we would recommend franchising."
From fishing to Card Connection franchise
When Andrew Orr was 16 he stood on the peer at Hopeman, Scotland and the skipper of a new boat that was being built asked if he would like to be an apprentice. At that time, all he knew was that he wanted to be a deep-sea fisherman. And that’s what he was until he took on a Card Connection franchise many years later.
THE BIG 30 FOR KEN
THIRTY looms large this year for Glasgow-based Ken Clark. For he has just opened the 30th UK outlet for video games chain CHIPS just months after celebrating his 30th birthday. For Ken becoming the latest franchisee for CHIPS means a whole change in lifestyle after working as a sales account manager for an IT company.
Ovenu Celebrate a Year of Hot Trading
A Berwick entrepreneur has cleaned an average of two ovens a day to bring to a close a successful first year of trading.