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08-February-2023

Awesome Chips Reports 20% Rise in Sales

 Awesome Chips which recently launched as a franchise, has reported a 20% increase in like-for-like sales in January compared with last year. Roni Dalal founder of Awesome Chips confirms: “Across our three shops in Birmingham, London and Leicester we served over 15,000 portions of chips alone in January, which is 20% up on last year. 

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08-February-2023

NEW Commercial Contract Announced

From one national network to another; AMEY TPT has appointed Countrywide Signs as its commercial property signage supplier and installer for its rail network.

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08-February-2023

ISO 9001:2015 Certification 2022: Passed With Flying Colours!

Countrywide Signs’ quality and continuous improvement practices have once again been put through their paces… and we’re happy to shout that we’ve smashed it. We achieved the highest pass mark for our annual ISO 9001:2015 audit.

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08-February-2023

Wingstop UK weekly sales revenue exceeds £1m, to open its first standalone retail unit

Lemon Pepper Holdings, which is rolling out Wingstop across the UK, saw average weekly sales exceed £1m at the end of 2022, as it secured its first standalone unit on a retail park. The company, which operates 29 sites across the UK, also said “2023 shows no sign of growth slowing”, with like-for-like sales in January 2023 at 50%-plus versus 2022.

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08-February-2023

Gong cha opens first UK dark kitchen

Gong cha, one of the world’s fastest-growing global tea brands, is pleased to announce the launch of its first dark kitchen in the UK, located in Kingsbury, London. 

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06-February-2023

Business partners Kristy and Suzanne win major national award for flexible, fast-growth business

Embracing flexible working long before the pandemic made it fashionable has helped human dynamos Kristy Roff and Suzanne Evett win a major business award. The owners of virtual outsourcing agency Get Ahead in Berkshire, North Hampshire and Surrey have won a Great British Franchisee Award from whichfranchise – one of the highest honour in the franchising world.

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06-February-2023

Two Great British Franchisee Awards in 12 months for ActionCOACH

ActionCOACH franchise partner, Gary Keating, was named a winner of the Great British Franchisee Awards this week in recognition of his ongoing success at his ActionCOACH Bristol firm. The accolade considers areas such as business growth, staff retainment, business experience, customer satisfaction, community involvement, and inspired leadership to determine worthy franchisees across the UK. Gary took home the award in acknowledgement of his continued dedication to transforming business owners’ lives, with Kevin Riley at ActionCOACH Warwick taking home the same award in 2022.

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06-February-2023

Major award for £4 million cleaning company launched from a couple's conservatory

A cleaning company launched from a couple’s conservatory 30 years ago has won its current boss a major industry award. CJ Micallef, daughter of the founders, Martin and Sarah Steinman, has won a Great British Franchisee Award – one of the highest honour in the franchising world.

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06-February-2023

Teacher wins major business award after pandemic taught her a lesson

A former deputy head teacher who set up a cleaning business just before the pandemic struck has won a major industry award. Alison Chilvers, the owner of Bright & Beautiful Ipswich, has walked away with a Great British Franchisee Award from whichfranchise – one of the greatest honour in the franchising world.

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06-February-2023

HOME INSTEAD FRANCHISEE RECOGNISED FOR OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY COMMITMENT

Multi-unit Home Instead franchisee, Fatta Thappa has been named a Great British Franchisee 2023. Fatta stood out to the judges for his combination of strong multi-franchising skills and commitment to the local community.  In just seven years Fatta has successfully established two flourishing Home Instead franchises in London employing over 130 members of staff. 

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