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.
From Pizza Delivery Driver to Papa John's Franchisee!
Former pizza delivery driver, Siddhartha Chirumamilla (Sid), became a Papa John’s franchisee five years ago and runs stores in the South East of England plus the Scottish Rutherglen, Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy and Falkirk. Currently Sid runs 11 Papa John’s and he has plans to open more in the future.
ServiceMaster Clean franchise for sale in Glasgow
Due to retirement of the existing owner, an exciting opportunity has arisen to own a ServiceMaster Clean franchise in Glasgow and surrounding areas.
“When I started out in 2003 it was a blank canvas, my office consisted of a desk, a telephone and a copy of the yellow pages. There was no significant cash flow for 6 months. In this case, the business is up and running producing a turnover of over £40k per month.
Do not be put off by the fact it is “Cleaning” because that is not what your job will be. You will instead be an up and coming entrepreneur who is constantly looking out for the next opportunity.”
Exclusive interview with Ayrshire franchisees for Husse Pet Food
On behalf of David and Lindsey (Ayrshire) we would like to welcome you to our insight of the Husse Franchise business. We hope that by sharing our experience and opinions that anybody reading this article will be encouraged to find out more about what we certainly find a fun and rewarding company. The Husse business requires no real experience but common sense and the will to succeed.
Focus on Being Connected: Auditel’s Scottish Network Grows
After years of living in Scotland yet working in London, Robin Cockburn was ready for a change in career direction. It was time to take control and start a business for himself. After researching several franchise options, Robin settled on Auditel as his first choice to launch his business in 2009. “The appeal of the flexibility of working with the Auditel cost management model was what really did it for me,” he says, “being able to do a wide range of things, and not being restricted geographically, with the potential to work with others in the network was a huge attraction.”
Exclusive interview with Signs Express franchisee for Falkirk
Established over ten years ago, Signs Express (Falkirk) continues to demonstrate how lucrative a franchise business can be in Scotland. Steve talks to us about why he decided to look at franchising and ultimately choose Signs Express, and discusses the challenges of buying an under-performing established franchise and how it has taken a lot of hard work and the right team in place to turn it around considerably. Read more about Steve’s franchising journey.