UK franchise owners success stories

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My TAB Franchise Story: Helen Mill (Aberdeenshire-East)

of The Alternative Board

Helen Mill talks about what drew her to become a franchisee with TAB. Based in Aberdeenshire, the proactive TAB team have not disappointed Helen in helping her franchise grow. Learn how Helen is stating one step ahead of the game with TAB...


“I finally feel part of something worthwhile and exciting!”

of Snap-on Tools

38-year-old dad – and step-dad – of five, Dean Giles, has always worked in the motor trade in one form or another. For over twenty years, the experienced mechanic worked for some of the most renowned car manufacturers in the world, remaining close to home in West Kent. Since leaving school aged 16 and starting as an apprentice with Vauxhall, two things have remained constant in his life; his goal to have a great career and his love of Snap-on Tools. Now, he’s combined his two passions, by investing in his own Snap-on franchise in Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks.


Business Doctor franchisee Wicus Van Bijon discusses how he "goes the extra mile"

of Business Doctors

Since joining our team back in 2018, Wicus Van Bijon has taken to becoming a Business Doctor like a duck to water. Wicus’s “go the extra mile” attitude and natural flare for business mentoring has made him a highly successful and recommended coach by the many businesses he’s supported over the last three years.


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Shakeel, his father Shafiq and brother Zahed are experienced, successful franchisees, having grown their family-owned pizza delivery franchise to 23 outlets in 13 years. Shakeel says: "We wanted to diversify our family business into the fitness sector because we are passionate about it – Zahed is a qualified personal trainer and I like working out.”


Elite Swimming offers niche opportunity

Franchisee Chris Regan of Elite Swimming

Having been involved in the sports education industry for over 10 years, Chris Regan of the Sports Coaching Group was looking for a niche opportunity that would allow them to stand out from their competitors.  Elite Swimming offers just that.


From butcher to snack distribution franchisee

Franchisee Dave Kelly of Charisnack

My wife Sue and I have been the Glossop franchisees for Charisnack, the snack distribution franchise, since 2018.  Our cause-based business model allows us to raise money for BLISS, a charity for poorly and premature babies born in UK.


ActionCOACH helped my cleaning business to shine

of ActionCOACH

With over 32,000 cleaning businesses in the UK vying for a slice of the market, one forward-thinking business owner decided to take action. By engaging an ActionCOACH business growth specialist Integrity Cleaning has reached over double the industry standard profit margin and a 650% increase in turnover.


Not only did we earn back our initial investment in our first year but we did it twice!

Franchisee Tibor Gorbics of Charisnack

Charisnack Perth is run by a group of 4 family and friends from Poland and Hungary. Tibor Gorbics tells us their story. “We became a ChariSnack franchisee in February 2020. Our situation was unique in that we started our business just before the first lockdown in 2020!  We were not sure at that time if we would still be in business by now. We have however seen growth and it is just the beginning of 2021! We are the living proof that Charisnack is a tried and tested business model and is truly “bulletproof’’.   


From office to profitable HMO

Franchisee Ben Gould of Platinum Property Partners

From the outside, it can still be mistaken for a village high street shop front, but inside, this HMO property (House in Multiple Occupation) has been converted into a beautiful five-bedroom shared home with real character, were going to talk about how Ben took this property from Office to HMO!


Taking the leap into property

Franchisee Robin & Maxine of Platinum Property Partners

Robin's never been a stranger to hard work, but by the end of 2019, he had replaced the regular income he used to be earning from his previous business which typically involved 75-80 hour weeks. Now, when not growing the portfolio, it requires an average of six days per month of work to maintain it.


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