Macclesfield resident, Craig Hodson, has become the 100th technician to be trained at a rapidly growing vehicle repair centre run by Revive! Auto Innovations, one of the UK’s leading mobile paint repair businesses specialising in small and medium area repair technique (SMART).
Glasgow business owner John Strange has been shortlisted for the Community Focus award for bfa HSBC British Franchise Awards. John came across the opportunity by accident at a trade fair and on speaking with one of the current franchisees he knew right away that this was the business for him.
Darrin Gibb is the longest serving franchisee in the Driver Hire network and this month, he celebrates his 30th anniversary. Driver Hire itself was still a young business when Darrin came on board, having been established only nine years before Darrin joined forces with Hugh Wilson and set up Wilson Gibb Management Services (WGMS) in 1992.
Franchise company, Home Instead is making pledges to provide its employees across their UK home care network with additional, dedicated dementia training from the Alzheimer’s Society this year.
Foodservice and Hospitality and Hotelier has unveiled the 2022 winners of its prestigious Pinnacle Awards; the 33rd edition of the “Oscars of the industry. Company of the Year honours go to Mary Brown’s Chicken; the largest Canadian quick-serve chicken restaurant and one of Canada’s fastest-growing QSRs.
A new store opening in Alton makes it five for Papa John’s delivery driver turned multi-unit franchisee, Jay Singh. Jay who also runs Papa John’s in Farnham, Basingstoke, Andover, Farnborough and now Alton, started out in-store and as a delivery driver for the leading pizza franchise, before working his way up to become a store manager over several years.
In spite of the challenging economic climate, an enterprising Lincoln resident has defied the odds and transformed an empty industrial unit into a quarter of a million-pound cosmetic vehicle repair business, in just one year.
By Nick Williams, Ashtons
At this time of the year my mind turns to the promise of a new football season, full of anticipation and expectation – just like the plan of a new franchisee. Teams have trained, tactics have been discussed, and plans made. New signings are keen to show their worth. Sometimes early season games impress, but can produce disappointing results and fans, commentators and pundits ask ‘why’? That is where the franchise comparison can be made! There are aspects that apply to potential franchisees, franchisors, players and managers.
Burger & Sauce brings a fresh offering to Nottingham with the launch of its brand-new restaurant on Alfreton Road, creating 20 new jobs in the city. The new site will be managed by Subhan Munir who also runs the Alum Rock Burger & Sauce in Birmingham.
Ready Chef, the market leader in fresh and prepared produce solutions, are delighted to announce the signing of a €7m, three-year supply contract with Camile Food Group. This includes the award winning Camile Thai restaurant group and their newly launched brand Thindi, offering authentic Indian cuisine.