From the police to Tumble Tots franchise Glasgow
Mum of two Rachael Hall was a police officer in Glasgow for 10 years before joining Tumble Tots. Whilst on maternity leave, Rachael had time to contemplate her future and, unhappy with the long hours and stress that came with being a police officer, Rachael decided she wanted a career that allowed her to spend quality time with her family. Having attended Tumble Tots classes whilst living in Chester, Rachael was keen to continue attending when she moved back to Glasgow. With her nearest class 45 minutes away, and lots of research into franchising and Tumble Tots, Rachael seized the opportunity to start her own Tumble Tots franchise.
From Michigan to Glasgow to an ActionCOACH franchise
Andrew Goldberg graduated from the University of Michigan with the plan to work as part of the National Security Agency. When the USA ceased hiring, the young entrepreneur was left looking for something else. During those formative years, Andrew built a catalogue of skills that would lead him to set up his own ActionCOACH franchise in 2010. “I’d gained a lot of knowledge over the years, but I knew I could apply it to something much more worthwhile. I’d fully grasped the importance of leading a team, working hard, solving problems and how to handle customers. I also knew I wanted to be successful – but doesn’t everyone? To be quite honest, I wasn’t sure what profession I wanted to go into, so I started doing some research.”
Barking Mad Fife is not just our business, it’s our way of life!
John and Elaine Warburton, partners in both business and life, started their Barking Mad journey in 2014 and have recently scooped a top title at the 2019 bfa HSBC Franchise Awards. The pet mad pair from Fife in Scotland, were named the Lifestyle Franchisee winners at a glittering ceremony at the Vox, Birmingham.
Taking control of his own future with Agency Express Falkirk
Alex Sunjich worked in the petrochemical industry before deciding that he wanted to take control of his future and become his own boss. Knowing the benefits of franchising, Alex set his sights on owning a franchise business. After visiting an exhibition, and finding out more about Agency Express, he decided it was the franchise for him and in 2015, he bought Agency Express Falkirk.
South African couple haven’t looked back since they bought Minster Cleaning resale
After falling for each other, Paul and Kirsten Dunn fell for Scotland, moving there from South Africa to take over Minster Cleaning's Edinburgh and Lothians franchise in 2016. The great thing about commercial cleaning is businesses always need it. We’ve grown turnover from around £934,000 when we started to just under £1.1 million now.
Interview: From employee to franchisee with Minuteman Press!
Keith Cohan has had many different jobs across the years in a variety of sectors, but he always envisaged that one day he would own his own business. While he was working at a Minuteman Press Printing franchise in Falkirk the stores franchisee was looking to retire and Keith knew that this was his chance to own his own business in an industry he knew. Learn about Keith's journey from employee to franchisee and the successes he has benefitted from Minuteman Press!
Father and son run multi-van Snack in the Box business
Andrew Sharpe joined Snack in the Box in August 2016 and initially serviced the Ayrshire and South Glasgow area. He has recently taken the decision to purchase a neighbouring Snack in the Box territory and bring his son, Alan, in to the business. They now operate the business with two vans and have over 180 customers! Read why Andrew chose SITB, what his personal objectives were, why he decided to expand, the challenges he has faced and future plans for their business.
Pervez's Energie Fitness franchise is fighting fit!
Pervez Siddique spent 18 years in his Glasgow newsagents business before he decided it was time for a change. Noting the demand for a gym in his local area, he was impressed by the Energie Fitness franchise opportunity. Opening his gym in 2015, Perveznow has 11 staff and a thriving business. Learn about his success and plans for expanding into a new branch!
Case Study: Johnny Pearson, Revive!, Edinburgh
Fatherhood and fate led Jonny Pearson to his Revive! Automotive Innovations franchise! Learn how he took back control of his work life with a Revive! franchise...
Ex-Business Development Manager of whichfranchise joins Driving Miss Daisy team
Ann Overdijking, ex-Business Development Manager of whichfranchise.com, is the first franchisee for Driving Miss Daisy in Scotland. Driving Miss Daisy offers a reliable companionship and transportation service to the elderly and infirm, giving them more independence to live the life they want. And Ann is now living the life she has always dreamed off. Ann is no stranger to franchising, having worked in the industry for 7 years, and with a past background in nursing too, Driving Miss Daisy was the perfect opportunity for Ann. In this article Ann talks to us about why she chose Driving Miss Daisy, her franchise journey so far and aspirations for the future. Read more about Ann and her new Driving Miss Daisy venture.