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Snack in the Box franchise for sale in Manchester

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Current owner of Snack in the Box Manchester, John Robert Langshaw, talks about his plans to retire and the sale of his vending franchise.  Previously a joiner, John was fed up with the building trade and keen to do something for himself, but not by himself.  Franchising ticked all the boxes for him.  After much research John decided upon a Snack in the Box franchise as he felt the support they offered was second to none, and he liked the flexibility it gave him.  Hear John’s story and why the time is right to sell his Snack in the Box franchise in Manchester. read more

bfa franchise seminars in the North West

The bfa run educational seminars in Manchester for those looking to buy a franchise and for those looking to franchise their business. bfa accredited experts, franchisees and franchisors speak at the events to help you understand all the key considerations.

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Franchise Videos

Lee Eaton, Signs Express Manchester, is the bfa Franchisee of the Year 2015. In this video we look at what makes a successful franchisee and an award winner.

Franchising in the North West, why buy a franchise in the North West?

National SME consultancy franchise Business Doctors is headquartered in St Helen's, Merseyside. Lynne Rawlinson is brand manager

The north west has always been home to innovators and entrepreneurs. From the world's first passenger inter-city railway (1830), to the first programmable computer (1948), the north west knows that to change is to thrive.

The birthplace of the industrial revolution, manufacturing remains the biggest sector, but its five counties - Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Lancashire, Cheshire and Cumbria - are also strong in ICT, biotechnology, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, aerospace, telecomms and financial and business services.

Franchising in the north west is thriving, with a recent British Franchise Association report showing sector growth of 27 percent, compared to 2.5 percent growth in the overall economy during the same period.

Growth was also indicated at franchisee level, with 92 percent reporting profitability and 80 percent of new franchisees that had started in the last two years already turning a profit.

Franchising contributes significantly to the north west region's employment, with over 56,000 working for a franchised brand. Sixty five percent of franchise networks have presence in the north west.

Under the Northern Powerhouse project, £4.5bn is committed to improve the region's existing rail lines, add new trains, new urban transport, and a major upgrade to the roads. This is on top of the committed £42.6bn investment in the HS2 new high speed connections from the north to London.

There has never been a better time to buy a franchise in the north west. Visit a franchise show, chat to franchisors and franchisees, speak to your bank manager and make that change. You'll be in great company.

 

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