Our franchisor interviews have been designed to give you an insight into specific franchise businesses and how they were started. By interviewing the franchisor, we can arm you with their perspective on areas such as the business itself, why they chose to go down the franchising route, their achievements and challenges, and what they look for in a successful franchisee - vital information for those considering franchising their own business or becoming a franchisee themselves.
Syeda Kayanath has a lot of experience in hospitality as well as working with brands to develop their business and identity, so much so that she decided to use that experience to create a business of her own, Mowchi. “Mowchi was everything that represented me but also related to many consumers in this generation, a clean, sleek and minimal bubble tea brand with a unique USP of food and frozen yoghurt making Mowchi an entire experience.”
Fish and chip shops have always been a big part of Bek Halil’s life. Numerous members of his family have owned them over the years with his grandfather being one of the first migrants from Cyprus to enter the fish and chip trade. His mother established Beks in 1989 but wanted Bek to go to university and do something different. “I had a great career in banking as well as working for food safety and health and safety firms. Whilst I was learning within my profession, I was implementing all these strategies into my mother’s fish and chip business.” Whilst Bek originally got involved to formulate an exit strategy for his mother who was approaching retirement age, he soon realised that the business had grown to such a scale that there was an opportunity to develop it further. This has led them to franchising their proven model!
Awesome Chips has successful stores from Leicester to London. We spoke to Roni Dalal, founder and CEO of the company to find out about Awesome Chips’ recent push to grow as a franchise.
The Travel Franchise (TTF) is the UK’s fastest growing travel franchise. It enables anyone – regardless of previous experience – to follow their dreams and become a home-based travel consultant operating under its customer-facing Not Just Travel (NJT) brand. In this interview we talk to the founders, Paul Harrison and Steve Witt. Paul and Steve talk about why they set up the business, how the business has grown over the years, challenges they have faced, what makes it a great investment and what they look for in a franchise partner.
We spoke to Vincent Anthony, Managing Director of Propertynest to find out more about the growth of the business, working in the property industry and the benefits of being a Propertynest franchisee.
Hasan Syed Habib has spent his whole life in the food and restaurant business especially with the Halal and Muslim communities. It was in 2018 that Hasan and his team took a site that no one wanted and created Luckys, a Diner and Takeaway concept that brought high quality dining, takeaway and home delivery to the local neighbourhood. The pandemic presented a further opportunity to develop and refine its position as a delivery specialist. Luckys is creating a jewel in the crown of local communities.
whichfranchise speak to Tim Vasilakis, the Founder & CEO of the Greek fast casual brand The Athenian. Tim discusses his journey into franchising and the future expansion plans for The Athenian. The Athenian are looking for single and multi-unit operators.
Anthony Round has many years' experience in the quick service restaurant (QSR) industry supporting major brands like Domino’s, German Donner Kebab (GDK), Papa John’s and Young Group. Anthony describe Burger & Sauce as one of the most exciting projects he has ever been involved with.
Meet Denise Hutton-Gosney, MD and Founder of Razzamataz Theatre Schools, a BBC Dragons’ Den backed and multi-award-winning franchise. From being a professional dancer to a trapeze artist to facing the dragons, Denise has a varied career, but what has stayed constant is her love for performing and being part of such an exciting industry. Denise talks to us about her career and her 22-year journey with Razzamataz, including the “bumps” along the way as well as the successes; which there are plenty! Such an interesting and motivating interview from one of the UK’s most inspiring franchisors.
Camilla Culshaw is franchisor of The Teepover Club, a business that provides luxury teepee sleepovers and picnic and pamper parties in a range of themes for children.
Camilla started the business in 2019, merging her previous employment experience in PR, interior design and party & events hire to create a luxury experience for children. “I launched The Teepover Club® with just six teepees and a desire to make local children's dreams come true with our luxury teepee sleepovers. Fast forward to 2022, over 1,000 children have enjoyed our parties in our local area, and now hundreds are enjoying them in other parts of the country too with the opening of our two franchises in 2021.”
Camilla aims to create a network of franchisees, providing beautifully memorable children’s parties across the country with the word Teepover® becoming synonymous with teepee sleepovers nationwide.