UBX Franchisees Ben Waldron and Neil Rushby are hot on the expansion trail having secured their second UBX site just six months after opening their first. Ben opened the very first UBX franchised gym in the UK when he opened Media City, Salford, in April 2023.
Six months ago, pet enthusiast James Callow embarked on an exciting journey when he launched his brand-new pet-care business in Crawley. Today, James is celebrating a remarkable series of milestones and a promising outlook for the future of premium pet care in the region.
Three TaxAssist Group Directors, Daren Moore, Sarah Robertson and Mike Melling, recently travelled across the UK to deliver nine regional meetings for franchisees, to provide updates on key network information, new initiatives and to share best practice.
The O2’s vibrant culinary scene has got even richer with the highly anticipated opening of Afrikana, an African-inspired franchise brand set to captivate the taste buds of the city's residents. With its diverse menu showcasing the authentic flavours and vibrant spices inspired by Africa, Afrikana O2 promises to transport diners on a culinary journey like no other.
German Doner Kebab (GDK) has launched a search for ‘German Geordies’ ahead of Newcastle United’s UEFA Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund. The gourmet kebab chain is keen to find common ground between the two football clubs ahead of the crunch match at St James Park and believe their love of kebabs is what connects both Geordies and Germans. To celebrate this unique connection, GDK is offering up free kebabs for the first 100 people to show a German Passport in their Newcastle restaurant.
Wingers – the Chicken Wing Company – has opened in Leamington Spa. The new restaurant has created 15 new jobs and is now co-owned and run by experienced QSR professional Ravi Uppal.
Plan Burrito has opened its latest Tex Mex restaurant and takeaway in Norwich. The franchise is owned by franchisees Luis Morales Rapallo, his sister Ariana Morales Rapallo and his partner Alejandra Felicita.
Keith and Katherine Loader become TaxAssist Accountants’ longest serving franchisees.
Esquires Coffee, renowned for its dedication to exceptional Fairtrade and organic coffee, is thrilled to announce the opening of its newest store located within the Newlands Shopping Centre in Kettering. On Monday 9th October, a warm welcome was extended to coffee enthusiasts as the doors swung open, offering an inviting haven at the heart of the shopping centre.
In an increasingly saturated global market, the spotlight on organisational values has never been more important. World Values Day, celebrated annually on 19th October, prompts us to reflect on the intrinsic beliefs that govern our actions and decisions. This year, with the theme 'Values Bring Us Together', the focus shifts towards the cohesive power of shared principles, especially within the franchising sector, which forms a significant pillar in the commerce industry. Here, Frank Milner, Global President of the UK’s fastest-growing private tutoring franchise, Tutor Doctor, discusses the importance of incorporating values into a franchise’s business model.