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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.

29-April-2015

Interview with Daniel Wade, WPA Healthcare Practice

Daniel Wade is Director of New Practice Development of WPA Healthcare Practice, which is a not-for-profit company providing healthcare solutions to the self-employed, professionals and companies of all sizes. In this exclusive interview, Daniel gives us an inside perspective of WPA, their ups-and-downs, their plans for the future and what they look for in franchise partners.

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15-April-2015

Interview with Nathan Siekierski, Jasper's Catering

Nathan Siekierski is the joint founder and director of Jasper’s Catering Franchise Ltd & set up the first Jasper’s in Birmingham in 2003. He soon realised that due to the demand of their products and services, and because of the proven systems and processes put in place, Jasper’s could be rolled out to other territories across the UK. The first franchise was launched in 2007 and since then Jasper’s has expanded to become a nationwide catering network.

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23-March-2015

Interview with Andrew Singleton, Money Advice & Planning Ltd

Money Advice & Planning Ltd is the only firm of Individual Finance Advisors to be franchised. Franchisor, Andrew Singleton shares with whichfranchise the reasons why the MAP franchise system gone from strength to strength. He also shares his advice to franchisees should consider when researching a franchise business for themselves.

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24-February-2015

Exclusive interview: "Franchising; Building upon a solid foundation"

Tony Marsh has had many years experience in franchising and, in particular, within the signs and graphics industry. As a director and shareholder of Signs Express and on the board of Directors of the British Franchise Association, Tony offers an unique insight into the industry. To benefit from Tony's experience...

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19-November-2014

Exclusive Interview: "Success for us means success for our franchisees"

In this interview, Michael talks exclusively to whichfranchise about how far the business have come from its inception in 1992 to its highly successful system today. He also discusses why franchising was the best route for expansion and advises prospective franchisors on what to consider before taking that step.

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03-November-2014

Interview with Pam Bader OBE, Molly Maid

MOLLY MAID is one of the world’s largest professional domestic cleaning services carrying out 1.8 million home cleans every year worldwide. Pam Bader’s successful business career originated from “humble” rather than “high-flying” beginnings - as a nursery school teacher and a boutique owner - before becoming Chief Executive, pioneer and inspiration behind Molly Maid UK - Britain's largest professional maid service company. 

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03-November-2014

Interview with Tony Bowman, etyres

etyres is a brand leader in the mobile tyre and battery fitting industry. It was the UK’s first online tyre franchise and offers an exciting opportunity to run a business with a company that has a proven track record for success. etyres has been at the forefront of transforming and leading the way tyres are sold and fitted across the UK for more than 20 years and with more than 34 million cars on the UK roads, the van-based turnkey operation continues to enjoy strong growth. 

Tony Bowman is a highly respected figure in the world of franchising, having worked with the British Franchise Association (bfa) to achieve his Qualified Franchise Professional status and secure full membership of the organisation for etyres. With a history of launching and running successful businesses in the UK, he started his first company at the age of 22 and has also reaped the benefits of being a Franchise Owner himself after investing in the Golden Eggs restaurant franchise in the early days of his entrepreneurial career. In the early nineties he embarked on an ambitious new venture to launch a mobile tyre fitting company, which he has expanded and developed into etyres, an award-winning industry brand leader.

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03-November-2014

Interview with Sue Reid, Trophy Pet Foods

After a career in retail management, Sue Reid decided to search for a new challenge.  Though unsure of what type of business she wanted, they decided to look for one that was non-seasonal, with repeat business, fairly recession proof and "consumerable". With Trophy Pet Foods, they offer this and more. To learn more about this exceptional franchie business...

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03-November-2014

Interview with Nigel Toplis, Recognition Express

Recognition Express was established in 1979. Initially the company made only personalised name badges for companies but after a successful expansion of the franchise to incorporate associated products, the company started to look at the Promotional Products market.

In this interview Nigel talks about the challenges he had to overcome to get the company to where it is today, and also the successes they have achieved along the way. He also looks at what makes a successful franchisee and Recognition Express plans for the future.

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