From fishing to Card Connection franchise
When Andrew Orr was 16 he stood on the peer at Hopeman, Scotland and the skipper of a new boat that was being built asked if he would like to be an apprentice. At that time, all he knew was that he wanted to be a deep-sea fisherman. And that’s what he was until he took on a Card Connection franchise many years later.
THE BIG 30 FOR KEN
THIRTY looms large this year for Glasgow-based Ken Clark. For he has just opened the 30th UK outlet for video games chain CHIPS just months after celebrating his 30th birthday. For Ken becoming the latest franchisee for CHIPS means a whole change in lifestyle after working as a sales account manager for an IT company.
Ovenu Celebrate a Year of Hot Trading
A Berwick entrepreneur has cleaned an average of two ovens a day to bring to a close a successful first year of trading.
New ownership shows all the right signs
Steve McMurray is delighted with his new business enterprise – becoming the new owner at the Falkirk centre of established signs and graphics franchise, Signs Express. The move follows over 35 years of family tradition and his own 20 years experience as owner of McMurray Speed Signs.
LANARKSHIRE WELCOMES FURNITUREPRO
FurniturePro, one of the UK’s leading furniture repair and restoration companies, has launched a new franchise in the Lanarkshire region. Martin Speck has joined the company and will be offering a range of repair and restoration services to upholstery, wood and leather furniture.
YOUNG GREG AIMS FOR A PLUMB JOB
Young Greg Muir is only 12 but he already has a clear vision of the plumb job he wants working in his dad's new Drain Doctor Plumbing business. Greg is so enthusiastic about his prospects that he has already completed a multiple-choice written test set by the Scottish & Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers' Federation (SNIPEF) and come within two points of passing.
'PLANES-TO-DRAINS' BUSINESS SWITCH
High-flying Glasgow couple Gary and Eleanor Wroe are turning their backs on the world of passenger jets to launch a much more down-to-earth venture a 24-hour Drain Doctor Plumbing business.
OVENU CLEANS UP IN GLASGOW
Oven valeting company Ovenu has expanded into Scotland with the appointment of its first specialist franchisee, John Crockett. John will operate a professional domestic oven valeting service throughout West Glasgow.
It All Adds Up With Kumon
Instructor Ella Ritchie opened her study centre in Linlithgow in January 2003. “I have a degree in maths and English and I also worked as an accountant for many years,” says Ritchie. “I have young children so I wanted to do something that was flexible. I was also keen to have my own business. Kumon combines a lot of attractive things for me.”
Repairing Plumbings' Battered Image
Paisley man who once recovered a live hand grenade from a blocked drain has no fears when it comes to launching a new plumbing and drainage business serving North Glasgow.