Every fitness franchise brand wants its franchisees to be passionate, motivated, and committed to providing the best training services to their members. These are all qualities Body Fit Training (BFT) Hamilton East's franchisee owner, Lish Metekingi, has in abundance. After the launch of her New Zealand territory in January 2021, only the third territory to launch in the country, Lish's determination and un-rivalled work ethic have seen her BFT franchise go from strength to strength with over 350 members signed up just two years on from opening and continuing to grow.
Domestic cleaning franchise, Poppies, is celebrating one of its strongest starts to a calendar year to date. The 25-strong franchise network, which has welcomed three new starters this year alone, is continuing to see impressive growth amid increasing demand for exceptional home services across the UK, with recent figures showing 20% growth across the industry year on year1.
Born and raised in India, Soniya Fernandes comes from a background in finance. When she initially moved to the UK, Soniya struggled to find a job due to the language barrier. After much determination and drive, she worked in various sales roles to hone her skills in Business English to ensure she is well-equipped to serve the community’s needs, and she now feels confident as she launches her own Poppies cleaning business in Hounslow, the place she sees as home.
As we near the end of another year, the stress and pressure of the corporate world can make many people feel burnt out and yearn for something more meaningful in their work. In this pursuit of a fulfilling and purposeful career, there is nothing more heart-warming and gratifying than working with animals. Enter the world of pet care franchises, where individuals with business acumen and a passion for animals have discovered a path to not only escape the corporate rat race but also to transform their lives in profound ways.
Five accountancy practices changed hands this year.
Gurjinder Singh has purchased David Fitzpatrick’s practice.
Suhail Rehman the owner of multiple Home Instead care franchises across Scotland, has won the ‘Single Brand HSBC Best in Class, Multi Unit’ award at the 2023 BFA HSBC British Franchise Awards.
Home Instead’s CEO UK & International, Martin Jones MBE, had a royal appointment to remember last month when he attended his investiture with HRH The Princess Royal to collect his Member of the British Empire Award (MBE) at Windsor Castle.
As the year draws to a close, the momentum of Anytime Fitness UK shows no signs of slowing down. In a remarkable achievement, the company has successfully expanded its reach by securing six new territories in the last month alone. This strategic growth not only reflects the brand's commitment to widespread accessibility but also sets the stage for exciting developments on the horizon.
Home Instead has come a long way since opening their first pilot office in 2005, recently celebrating reaching their 250th office is style. Bringing together franchise owners, members of their National Office and key suppliers, the event was the perfect way to celebrate those who have supported the growth of the number one home care company, Home Instead.