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UK FRANCHISOR INTERVIEWS

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.

24-November-2021

Franchise focus on Shoryu Ramen

Shoryu Ramen, the home of authentic Hakata tonkotsu ramen was established in London in 2012 and has gone on to launch restaurants in Manchester and Oxford as well as a series of dark kitchens, concession stores and further outlets in the capital. As the company continues to expand, we are now seeking experienced franchise operators to open Shoryu Ramen restaurants throughout the UK and beyond.

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23-November-2021

Interview with Anthony Russo, Founder, Russo’s New York Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen

Russo's New York Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen is based in Houston, Texas and was established in 1992 by Anthony Russo. Anthony has stayed true to his roots, using classic Italian recipes with the finest of ingredients, to create the perfect New York style pizza, as well as soups, salads, pastas, calzones and dessert. Every dish is inspired by a Russo family recipe. Russo’s continues to expand across the US and internationally into Saudi Arabia and Dubai.  We are now looking for experienced partners in the UK.  In this article, Anthony talks about his journey into franchising, the passion behind the recipes he creates and his plans for the future.

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23-July-2021

Interview with EweMove MD, Nick Neill

Read on to find out what happens when a banker turns sheep farmer.  Nick Neill, now Head Shepherd and keen cyclist, tells all about the history, journey, and success of the EweMove brand, which aims to bring its innovative estate agency proposition to all four corners of the UK.

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06-July-2021

Interview with Founders of Mini Athletics - Kirk & Clare Bowyer

Kirk and Clare Bowyer were looking for classes for their first child to enhance athleticism/sporting participation, while building his confidence, social and cognitive skills. They couldn’t find a class which brought all these skills together and sensed an opportunity - Mini Athletics was born. Learn about Kirk and Clares journey into franchising and their plans for the future...

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04-April-2021

Interview with Terry Harvey, Elite Swimming

Family man Terry Harvey has ran Elite Sports, a successful sports development company, in the Midlands for the past 11 years. With an increase in demand from schools for professional swimming classes, they established a dedicated programme under the brand name Elite Swimming.  As demand increased, they franchised Elite Swimming in 2018. Elite Swimming offers a unique "pools to schools" programme.  Terry tells us more about this exciting concept and his franchise journey so far. 

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12-February-2021

Interview with David Overton, Managing Director of Optic-Kleer

David Overton, Managing Director of Optic-Kleer is passionate about each and every one of his franchisees’ businesses. Optic-Kleer has the most technologically advanced windscreen repair system currently available on the UK market and has over 2,000 5-star Google reviews from happy customers.

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07-December-2020

Interview with David Watts, CEO and Founder of Chrysalis Partners

David Watts is the CEO and Founder of Chrysalis Partners, a Business Coaching and Consulting franchise that offers services to the huge SME business sector.  Using his 16 years of industry experience to establish the business in 2017, David aims to address the shortfalls in the coaching marketplace UK wide. Whilst the biggest challenge to date has been the pandemic, it has also one of the company's biggest achievements.  "For our franchisees the negative impact has not been that difficult because all of our systems and strategies are designed to work remotely with no need to visit the client’s premises. This reduced the negative impart for franchisees during the pandemic."

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28-October-2020

Interview with Elliott Shuttleworth, CEO & Founder of Boom Battle Bar

Elliott Shuttleworth is a serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in the leisure and hospitality industry, including owning and operating two of the most profitable stores within the UK’s largest Adventure Park operator, Flip Out.  In 2020, Elliott launched his latest venture, Boom Battle Bar. whichfranchise talks to Elliott about this unique franchise opportunity, the story so far and his plans for the future.

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06-October-2020

Interview with Nick Howes, Leadership Management International (UK) Franchisor

After ten years as a successful franchisee, Nick Howes has taken on the role of Franchisor for Leadership Management International (UK) and has big plans for innovation and growth whilst remaining true to the five decades of history that have made LMI one of the world’s most trusted leadership and people development organisations.

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05-October-2020

Interview with Jabbar Mumtaz, UK Master Franchisor for Crust Gourmet Pizza and Donut King

Jabbar Mumtaz is no stranger to franchising.  Having run a network of 17 Subway stores in London, Jabbar decided to use his experience and skill set to bring two successful Australian QSR brands to the UK.  In 2018, he purchased the UK master rights for Crust Gourmet Pizza and Donut King.  Crust and Donut King are part of RFG, Australia’s largest multi-brand retail food franchise.  Jabbar plans to shake up the UK’s competitive QSR market with the opening of stores across the UK.  Jabbar talks to whichfranchise about his franchise journey so far.

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