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New ownership shows all the right signs

Steve McMurray is delighted with his new business enterprise – becoming the new owner at the Falkirk centre of established signs and graphics franchise, Signs Express. The move follows over 35 years of family tradition and his own 20 years experience as owner of McMurray Speed Signs.

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LANARKSHIRE WELCOMES FURNITUREPRO

FurniturePro, one of the UK’s leading furniture repair and restoration companies, has launched a new franchise in the Lanarkshire region. Martin Speck has joined the company and will be offering a range of repair and restoration services to upholstery, wood and leather furniture.

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YOUNG GREG AIMS FOR A PLUMB JOB

Young Greg Muir is only 12 but he already has a clear vision of the plumb job he wants working in his dad's new Drain Doctor Plumbing business. Greg is so enthusiastic about his prospects that he has already completed a multiple-choice written test set by the Scottish & Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers' Federation (SNIPEF) and come within two points of passing.

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'PLANES-TO-DRAINS' BUSINESS SWITCH

High-flying Glasgow couple Gary and Eleanor Wroe are turning their backs on the world of passenger jets to launch a much more down-to-earth venture a 24-hour Drain Doctor Plumbing business.

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OVENU CLEANS UP IN GLASGOW

Oven valeting company Ovenu has expanded into Scotland with the appointment of its first specialist franchisee, John Crockett. John will operate a professional domestic oven valeting service throughout West Glasgow.

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It All Adds Up With Kumon

Instructor Ella Ritchie opened her study centre in Linlithgow in January 2003. “I have a degree in maths and English and I also worked as an accountant for many years,” says Ritchie. “I have young children so I wanted to do something that was flexible. I was also keen to have my own business. Kumon combines a lot of attractive things for me.”

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Repairing Plumbings' Battered Image

Paisley man who once recovered a live hand grenade from a blocked drain has no fears when it comes to launching a new plumbing and drainage business serving North Glasgow.

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Smart Franchisee Opens Second Franchise

Des Seenan, Smart Cartridge’s first franchisee is scheduled to open his second store at the end of March this year. And if that isn’t a testimonial in itself…Des’s brother Brian Seenan and his wife Elspeth are opening their first store in Aberdeen!

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Papa John’s Makes Progress in Scotland

A businessman who made his name in the building and repairing of ships is forecasting that franchising will go down a storm after signing a multi-store agreement with Papa John’s.

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Scotland’s Top Snap-On Performer

Jim Cruickshank had been a car radio fitter but feeling there was ‘something better’ out there for him, his research soon brought him across Snap-on Tools.

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