Last month saw the return of the annual conference for Greensleeves and their network of franchisees. Held on the pristine grass of Wimbledon’s Centre Court, it was the perfect venue to celebrate and share the successes and achievements of the past two years and discuss future opportunities and growth for the lawn care franchise.
The UK’s leading poké operator has opened a new restaurant in Wimbledon, bringing its Fresh Pacific Flavours to South West London and furthering its expansion across the capital. Island Poké’s new site opened on August 12th at 8 The Broadway, Wimbledon, and is the brand's 19th site to open in the UK.
Platinum Wave Franchising has announced it is now working in collaboration with 30 Minute Hit to help bring the highly successful North American gym brand to the UK. Established in 2004, 30 Minute Hit is a boxing/kickboxing circuit based fitness program which empowers women and is available across the globe with classes available in Canada, US and Saudi Arabia.
After the challenges of the past few years, the health and fitness sector has shown remarkable resilience as it recovers back to its feet.
Throughout the 21st century, both market value and the number of UK gym members have consistently increased year on year, with health and wellbeing becoming a significant part of people’s lives. The pandemic threw an unforeseeable curveball which saw gyms and leisure facilities endure multiple enforced closures. However, the sector’s dedication and innovation have seen health clubs equal and surpass their pre-pandemic turnover as they welcome members back in their droves.
On 1st August, Chichester welcomed a brand-new pet-care business to support the growing demand for pet services in the local area. Run by Chichester locals Sue and Jon Vinsome, Petpals Chichester will provide expert pet-care services such as dog walking, cat visits and pet-sitting to keep all tails wagging when it opened on Monday. With Jon providing office support from their home office, Sue is excited to get out and about, meeting plenty of new furry friends.
I wonder if Gina Rivera, Phenix Salon Suites Founder & Celebrity Stylist, ever imagined as that 12 year old girl sweeping floors in her parents salon in Colorado, that she would be attending a red carpet reception to celebrate the opening of her first location in the UK? Well, that’s exactly what greeted Gina as she arrived in Manchester on 26th July, so humble and elegantly, to an excited British audience waiting to meet the icon, herself.
Burger & Sauce has confirmed unprecedented interest since it launched as a franchise at the start of July. The fast-food burger restaurant chain which was set up two years ago during the height of the pandemic, became so popular for its fresh, tasty burgers that it began inviting applications for potential franchisees last month.
Cambridge -based tutoring business owners, Rob and Lynne Kerrison have received a national award recognising their response to the pandemic and for the ongoing success of their business, Tutor Doctor Cambridge.
This month, Stockport-based cleaning business, Poppies, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary of serving the community after overcoming the most challenging period since its launch. Despite the uncertainties created from the pandemic, owner Emma Ryan has thrived in the face of adversity and doubled the size of her business from nine employees to 18, while continuing to deliver first-class cleaning services to homes and businesses in Stockport and the surrounding areas.
When he launched Revive! Cambridge in 2007, Nathan Holmes had one single ambition. To build a business not just be a ‘man in a van’. Now 15 years on, he is the major shareholder in Revive! East Anglia, with a property portfolio and a business employing 16 people, running ten vans and two workshops.