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Taking control of their own destiny

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Disillusioned working for a large corporate, friends Richard Mathers and David Turner decided that they wanted to leave behind their careers in the airline industry, and look for a new challenge that gave them better control over their future. Their research led them to franchising, and deciding to utilize the skills they had, management and customer service, they came across the Cleanhome management franchise. They now own and manage the Cleanhome Gatwick franchise. read more

Franchising in London

Tony Bowman QFP, managing director of etyres and chair of the London regional forum of the British Franchise Association (bfa), talks to us about franchising in the capital city

London is arguably the economic powerhouse of Europe and its influence radiates out across the UK, which is why there are few places better to be involved in franchising.

As chair of the London forum of the British Franchise Association (bfa) it is my role to host the quarterly regional meetings, which bring our members together to share knowledge and provide a lively networking environment.

It is a role I thoroughly enjoy as the members who attend are from a diverse range of businesses, but all share a common bond to ensure their franchise and the industry in general, continues to flourish and grow.

Our region has more leading franchise brands than most others across the country and historically a large number of these industry professionals have regularly attended the quarterly regional meetings, which has made them key events in the franchising calendar.

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Featured Franchise of the Week

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Featured master franchise

Chili's Grill & Bar
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Top questions to ask a franchisee

Undoubtedly one of the most beneficial steps in your research to buying a franchise in London is speaking to existing franchisees. Not only will it help to clarify the role of a franchisee for a specific franchise opportunity, but it allows to you to ask valuable questions to identify what it is REALLY like being a franchisee. Who else can tell it better than someone who has been through the same franchise journey as you? Questions to ask a franchisee...

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