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27-January-2023

Triple Nominations for Signs Express at The Sign Awards 2023

We’re delighted to see two of our Signs Express Centres being recognised for their outstanding talents, with shortlist nominations at The Sign Awards 2023. After a four-year break for the awards, we’re delighted to congratulate Ben Walker and his team at Signs Express Bristol for their nomination for the Sustainability in Signage award and Lee Eaton and his team at Signs Express Manchester for their nomination for best Illuminated Sign.

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26-January-2023

How franchisees can enjoy time off without missing essential customer calls and new business enquiries

Hands up who struggled to properly switch off over the festive period? If you could not resist the urge to – or had no choice but to – log into your emails or take business calls between Christmas and New Year, you are not alone. With 2022 full of economic uncertainty, many franchisees will have struggled to take a proper break over the holidays. The prospect of missing important business enquiries makes switching off far easier said than done. In fact, according to inbound communications specialists Cymphony, the cost to franchisees of missing a call ranges from £400 – £43,600, depending on the services you provide – demonstrating why so many of us find it difficult to relax when we take time off.

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26-January-2023

NIC makes first acquisition with Grants Cleaning Services

NIC is delighted to announce that we have acquired Lincolnshire based “Grants Cleaning Services”. John Spencer, Chairman, says: “this is the first acquisition that we have made, and Grants was a natural fit into the NIC family."

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26-January-2023

Radfield Home Care expands its network in Guildford & Godalming

Radfield Home Care has recently welcomed another new franchise partner into its ever-growing network, launching in the Guildford & Godalming territory.

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25-January-2023

Gong cha Benelux opens two new sites in Belgium

Gong cha, one of the world’s fastest-growing global tea brands with over 1,900 locations in 22 countries, is pleased to announce that its master franchisee in Benelux, Mad Vision Group, has expanded its footprint after opening two new sites in Belgium, in Mons and in Antwerp.

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25-January-2023

TruGreen Cardiff: Trekking for Marie Curie Hospice

Tom Page from ServiceMaster Brands UK sat down with Michelle and Peter Lewis to discuss their past and recent fundraising treks to raise money for their local Marie Curie hospice. 

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24-January-2023

GDK to open 12 new restaurants in North America in 2023.

GDK have confirmed that we will be opening 12 new restaurants in North America in 2023. Following the launch of their first US site at American Dream in New Jersey in 2021 and Astoria in Queens New York, opening in February 2023, they will be opening a new restaurant every month throughout the rest of the year. 

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23-January-2023

Papa John's Welcomes Customers in South Shields

Papa John’s welcomes customers again in South Shields as the refurbished store opens under new management led by multi-unit franchisee Nazim Vadiwala and his experienced team.

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23-January-2023

InXpress Gives Back to make a difference where it counts

Every November, the InXpress UK network are dedicated to raising money through their businesses. The Penny Gives Back campaign sees franchisees donate 1p for every shipment booked with them throughout November – with some choosing to donate more. It might not sound much, but with thousands of parcels being sent every day, this year they raised a whopping £9,740.40, with additional donations from the network and The Support Centre.

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23-January-2023

20 Burger & Sauce Restaurants Set to be Open by End of 2023

Burger & Sauce has confirmed it will have opened 20 restaurants by the end of 2023.  The award-winning fast-food franchise chain is already trading successfully in nine locations including the Bull Ring, Castle Vale, Alum Rock, Kings Heath, Walsall, Nottingham, Derby, West Bromwich and most recently Leicester.

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