With the Bank of England raising interest rates as Britain’s worst bout of inflation for 40 years hit, world-renowned business coach Brad Sugars is warning business owners against taking a natural reaction of battening down the hatches.
Gong cha, one of the world’s fastest-growing global tea brands, is pleased to announce the opening of Gong cha Merrion Centre in Leeds – its 11th store in the UK.
Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG) has secured its first franchise partner, OCO Westend, for Ireland as the Group continues to accelerate the growth of its ‘better chicken’ brand, Slim Chickens. An established hospitality franchisee, and one of Starbucks' longest licensed partners, OCO Westend will open Slim Chickens’ 30th site and its first for Ireland on Belfast’s Boucher Square on 11 October.
A former army Sergeant’s vehicle repair business is soldiering on to a bright future as it celebrates an annual turnover of more than £1 million for the first time ever, leading the firm to being recognised by a prestigious franchise award committee.
We are pleased to announce the completion of another internal resale that sees Centre Manager, Peter Tubb take ownership of the Signs Express (Slough) franchise. Peter has been with Signs Express (Slough) since 2020, working alongside the previous franchisee’s family, before taking on the day-to-day responsibilities a year later, operating the centre and maintaining its strong brand presence and reputation in the territory.
Cirencester gets a taste of Papa John’s as the leading pizza franchise’s latest store opens on Bishop's Walk, creating 15 new jobs in the Gloucestershire market town.
James joined Oven Wizards in Sept 2006 and renewed his agreement for a further 5 years in 2011. “I looked at many franchises before choosing Oven Wizards and I know without a doubt that I made the right choice. Oven cleaning is going through an exciting period of growth and Oven Wizards is perfectly placed to grow with the industry. My Oven Wizards business has given me the work-life balance that my previous job never did. Working hard reaps its rewards but I still have the flexibility to take time to enjoy life.”
We live in a world where trends and consumer expectations are continually shifting and to succeed you have to listen and evolve. Lift Brands, Parent Company of Snap Fitness 24/7, Global CEO, Ty Menzies, explains how the brand has evolved to keep ahead of the competition.
Leading global fitness franchise Snap Fitness 24/7 has announced their next five gyms confirmed to open across November and December, with a further 6 in the process of being finalised. Jon Cottam, CEO Snap Fitness 24/7 EMEA said “These latest confirmed openings are just the start of our accelerated expansion plans for the UK and Ireland regions. We have a proven model across our 1,000 gyms open globally and our 81 here.
Jamie Williams is making a triumphant return as a ServiceMaster franchisee as the new owner of ServiceMaster Restore Swansea. Jamie begins his new chapter with prior experience as a ServiceMaster franchise and over a decade of working in the disaster restoration industry. After the birth of his twin girls, Jamie and his business partner made the decision not to renew their licences. However, two years and a global pandemic later, Jamie is now entering back into the ServiceMaster network, but this time, as a Restore franchisee. He is ready to put all of his experience to good use helping people in need in his local community be they faced with a fire, flooding, or something else.