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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.


Exclusive interview with Angela Sterling, Lingotot Franchisor

Angela Sterling decided she wanted a change of career after having her first child.  Using her experience of being a teacher in the UK and Internationally, Angela decided to use both her passion for teaching and languages to embark on a new challenge. After much research into the children’s language market, Angela developed the Lingotot method.  The interest and demand in Lingotot was so immense that the BBC came to her first class to see first-hand what Angela had achieved.  “Right from the start I couldn’t keep up with the demands of the business and franchising seemed to be the perfect way to grow quickly, while also offering the opportunity to other women to work flexibly in a professional role. As a teacher, I love developing and supporting learners, so the role of franchisor is very comfortable to me.” 

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Exclusive Interview with Joe Hinton, MD of UK Business Mentoring

Bringing his 35 years' experience of the corporate world Joe Hinton established UK Business Mentoring in 2009, aiming to help other people and give back to the large number of small business owners who needed help on a variety of topics.

Now partnered with high street brands such as HSBC, Santander and the Federation of Small Business UK Business Mentoring is growing its franchise network across the UK with plans for international expansion! Learn about why Joe decided franchising was the best route to grow UKBM and their plans for the future...

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Exclusive Interview: John Graham and Mark Abbott, MD's of Oven Wizards

Oven Wizards was established in 2004 before being bought by current owners John Graham and Mark Abbot in 2010. Being a former franchisee himself, Mark knew the company inside out and what was important in terms of the levels of support provided to franchisees. When the duo took over, Oven Wizard had a small number of 'Wizards' focussed in the south east of England. Now they can be found nationwide in all corners of the country, and are still expanding! Find out what differentiates Oven Wizards from their competitors and how you can join them with your own franchise!

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Mike Parker, MD, Minster Cleaning Services: "We’re in a mature sector but still grew by 5.1%"

Mike Parker moved to Minster Cleaning Services after a career with HSBC's strategic development unit. Having started iin 1982, Minster Cleaning now has over 44 franchises and a turnover of over £40 million. 

Situated in the mature cleaning sector, Minster still showed an impressive growth rate of 5.1% in 2018 - out performing the wider economy.

Learn more about how Minster Cleaning Services ethos of building quality relationships with their customers has helped to cement their place in the cleaning services sector and Minster's plans for expansion...

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Experienced franchise executive brings spa810 to the UK

Duncan Berry has bought the UK and Irish rights for spa810 franchise. Established in Arizona, spa810 (pronounced spa eight ten) offers a selection of carefully curated spa and non-invasive medical treatments. 

Duncan has over 20 years of franchise experience behind him, having managed franchises such as Cartridge World, Choice Hotels and Bluebird Care, as well as being appointed twice to the British Franchise Association’s Board of Directors.

Duncan has opened the first spa810 in Harrogate, North Yorkshire and will ultimately develop a network of franchisees across the British Isles. In this article, Duncan talks about his spa810 journey so far and his plans for expanding the spa810 brand throughout the UK.

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Exclusive interview with Paul Nuth, Driving Miss Daisy

What do you do when you have no intention of retiring but instead want a future that is enterprising, has deep personal meaning and supports the communities we live in? You enthusiastically and wholeheartedly become a franchisor and launch Driving Miss Daisy in the UK!  Paul Nuth, Driving Miss Daisy talks about his journey with the franchise so far and his plans for expanding the brand throughout the UK.

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Exclusive Interview: "We supplied a James Bond movie set in London at Pinewood Studios!"

Ross Nicholl and Richard Snape launched The Wooden Floor Store almost 20 years ago, straight after leaving university. They have established the well-recognized brand across the UK, supplying high-quality flooring solutions to clients including residential consumers, retail units, restaurants, schools and even movie sets! Learn more about their journey and opportunities available across the UK with The Wooden Floor Store!

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Exclusive Interview: Darren Taylor, Owner of WILKINS CHIMNEY SWEEPS

Darren Taylor took over as owner of Wilkins Chimney Sweeps in 2018, taking on a long-running business which has been established since 1895! Darren's experience in franchising with Stumpbusters meant that he knew the risks and rewards of franchising and the opportunities it can bring!  Find out what has made Darren and Wilkins Chimney Sweeps so successful and how to take advantage of their franchise opportunities…

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Exclusive Interview: Michael Wood, Managing Director of Utility360

Utility360 was launched in 2010 by Michael Wood to take advantage of changes in the energy market that were being overlooked. Since then Utility360 have established their place in the market - being one of only a handful of businesses who deal with all the 'Big Six' energy companies. Find out what differentiates Utility360 from their competitors and learn of opportunities for opening your own franchise…

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Exclusive Interview: Mu’azzam Ali, Founder of Little Dessert Shop

In this exclusive interview with whichfranchise, Mu’azzam Ali, Founder of Little Dessert Shop, talks to us about creating an alternative to resturants and pubs for family evenings out. He also discusses how Little Dessert Shop plans to expand over the coming years - targetting 50 outlets by 2019!

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