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South East England franchise owners & news

Exclusive interview with TruGreen franchisee – expanding the business into a multi-van operation


Having completed his first year successfully as a TruGreen franchisee, Mike Lethbridge has developed his business by buying his second territory; allowing him to cover Newbury and Basingstoke. As a result of the expansion, he has had to recruit more staff, buy another van and more products. So what was a man in a van operation, has now expanded into a management franchise business, something that Mike is very proud of. He hopes to continue to expand his franchise operation as his business grows. read more

bfa franchise seminars in South East

The bfa run educational seminars for those looking to buy a franchise and for those looking to franchise their business in Oxford and Guildford. bfa accredited experts, franchisees and franchisors speak at the events to help you understand all the key considerations.Click here to find out more

Are you a franchisee in the South East?

If so, you may be interested in attending a bfa Local Franchise Network. This a great opportunity for you to meet with other franchisees to exchange ideas and talk about how you can raise awareness of your business and franchising in the South East.

The dates for 2017 are:

  • 9th February (Milton Keynes)
  • 1st March (Oxford)
  • 3rd May (Oxford)
  • 17th May (Milton Keynes)
  • 4th September (Oxford)
  • 21st September (Milton Keynes)
To find out more about attending click here

Franchising in the South East

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

Enterprise is thriving in the South East and franchising is playing a key role in the continued success, offering new and exciting opportunities for ambitious entrepreneurs.

I relish my role as chair of the South East regional bfa forum, where we all gather quarterly to share our knowledge, whether we have years of experience in the industry or are new to franchising.

With our burgeoning cities and market towns, being based in the South East has big advantages. Innovation and prosperity abound and our influence radiates out across the country.

From a business point of view there are few better places to be. The same is true for franchising. Read more on franchising in the South East

Featured Franchise of the Week

Looking for a management opportunity in the South East? Operating in the UK for nearly 30 years, MOLLY MAID, a FULL member of the British Franchise Association (bfa), is an internationally recognised brand in the domestic cleaning market; giving you instant credibility and access to customers from day one.
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Featured master franchise

Which Wich?
Which Wich? Superior Sandwiches, US sandwich chain best known for its customizable sandwiches, creative ordering system, and personalized sandwich bag, is looking for entrepreneurs in the UK to join their growing family of restaurant worldwide. They are looking to award franchising opportunities to passionate entrepreneurs interested in multi-unit development. Read more

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bfa South East Forums

bfa forumThe bfa forums are open to franchisors and affiliates from all regions. These meetings provide bfa members with a platform in which to discuss issues and/or concerns relevant to franchising and to their businesses.

The dates for the 2017 bfa South East Forums are:

  • 22nd February
  • 25th May
  • 13th September

To find out more about the forums and attending click hereclick here