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Scottish franchise news, latest from franchising in Scotland

Banners Show Support for International C

As part of the build up to the Make Poverty History rally on 2nd July, Signs Express (Glasgow) are providing in excess of 400 banners to SCIAF supporters in schools and parishes across Scotland. And the banners have proved so popular that SCIAF’s own banner was stolen ahead of the march next week.

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CLIMBING TO THE TOP

Swisher in Scotland has played its part in the successful completion of the WaterAid Munro Challenge 2005. John Ross from Swisher Central Scotland and Mike Heriot from Swisher Edinburgh, ably assisted by their two sons Iain Ross and Iain Heriot, were part of the challenge to raise £300,000 in funds for WaterAid (and climb to the top of most of the mountains over 3,000ft in Scotland, England, Wales and the Republic of Ireland on the same day).

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Scenic Blue Expands Into Scotland

Scenic Blue the UK’s only landscape gardening franchise has further strengthened its appeal as a highly viable franchise proposition by extending its network to include Scotland. The company has recently signed franchise deals to deliver the Scenic Blue offering to two new regions: Glasgow North and Glasgow South.

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Monk Marketing has Scotland in its Sight

As part of their expansion plans for 2005, Monk Marketing is looking to expand into the Scottish market. Already many franchises have been sold throughout the UK, and with the network continuing to grow, Monk Marketing are wanting presence in all key regions, including Scotland.

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GLASGOW FRANCHISEE AWARD WINNER

Former paratrooper John White's decision to launch a Drain Doctor Plumbing business covering North Glasgow has proved a winner after he was named most progressive new franchisee at the national group's annual convention.

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Resales are a Franchising Fact of Life

Doug Woolmer and Liz Symcox will realise their ambition when they retire to an old Victorian mansion on the peaceful Isle of Bute, just over six years after starting the Glasgow North franchise for Minster.

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BIG MAC’S A WINNER IN HAMILTON

Jack Glen, a former British Rail employee, who now runs two thriving McDonald’s restaurant franchises in Hamilton, yesterday won joint second place in a national business competition.

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Success Generated at Franchise Finals

John Murray who runs the Cash Generator franchises in Airdrie and Wishaw, won a highly commended certificate of merit in this year’s Franchisee of the Year Awards, sponsored by HSBC Bank and supported by the Daily Express.

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Time to Convert to a Limo Lifestyle

The Platinum Limo Company, established five years ago by lifelong motoring enthusiast Jackie Farrell and his wife Margaret, operates at the top end of this burgeoning market. Seven cars are now on the road and customer demand for the limo experience is showing no signs of abating.

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Scotland -Vibrant market for franchising

Franchising took on a decidedly Scottish flavour early in June for the inaugural Scottish Franchise Week (SFW), a week of events presented by the British Franchise Association's Franchise Group for Scotland (FGFS). Scottish rugby star Gavin Hastings licked off SFW on June 7 with a launch event at franchised pub Archies.

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