Bringing corporate experience to a home-grown business
“It was important to me to be part of a business that shared my values. In Tutor Doctor, I found just that; a business with serious earning potential and a strong moral compass. I’m proud to be building a profitable business whilst helping to improve the lives of children across Edinburgh as I do.”
Exclusive interview with Card Connection franchisee for Glasgow and Fort William
Elaine Anderson joined leading greeting card publisher and franchisor Card Connection in 2012 and took over the established territory of Glasgow and Fort William. Elaine now delivers and merchandises Card Connection’s extensive range of high-quality greeting cards and accessories, such as wrap and gift bags, to retailers across the region.
Spring into a new career – PET SERVICES FRANCHISE FOR SALE
Isla Sutherland is looking to sell her established Barking Mad franchise. This dog boarding business covers the areas of Perthshire, Clackmannanshire and Stirling. It is an ideal business opportunity for those who want to make a career out of doing something they love, working with pets. In this interview, Isla talks to us about why she bought her Barking Mad franchise, her role as a franchisee, why she loves what she does and why the time is right for her to sell.
Exclusive interview with Jane Perry, Bluebird Care Edinburgh and Glasgow
Jane Perry, along with her husband John, have been running their Bluebird Care franchise in Edinburgh since 2008. After being made redundant for the fourth time from her job in the finance industry, Jane knew that a change of career was needed. Having had some negative experiences when looking for help for her terminally ill grandmother, Jane was passionate about making a difference in the care industry. She also knew the demand was there for a good care company, one that valued their customers, and so it was an industry with vast potential for those wanting to make a career from it. Jane began to research the franchise opportunities and liking the ethos and values of Bluebird Care, Jane knew it was the right franchise for her. The business has gone from strength to strength. In 2013, Jane purchased Bluebird Care Glasgow and now employs over 130 people; including her stepson and niece, making it a truly family business.
Pizza is a family affair
Sam and Dave Foster are brothers who both joined Papa John’s as franchisees in 2016…one in Scotland, and one in England! Both have had very different journeys to becoming franchisees. In this interview, we hear from both brothers on why they wanted to be part of the Papa John’s success story
Exclusive Interview: "We're moving on to the next level thanks to franchising"
BJC Joinery were a trade customer of PCL before becoming one of their franchisees. Based up in the North East of Scotland they are in an area where the weather has the potential to demonstrate extremities meaning that product integrity is of the utmost importance to them. The PCL range and the installation skills of BJC Joinery are more than a match for the weather. In this exclusive interview, they share the benefits of franchising...
Exclusive Interview: "Turning over £1 million thanks to the strength of Chipsaway's name"
With previous experience in the motoring industry, Keith McGowan already knew the strength of the Chipsaway brand name and their solid reputation within the sector. Today, Keith now operates the biggest ChipsAway car care centre in the UK and is turning over £1 million per year. To get an unique inside perspective of what it takes to be a successful franchisee...
Perfect timing for Scottish homecare franchising say Glasgow husband-and-wife franchise neighbours
It’s a tale of two halves for Home Instead Senior Care’s husband-and-wife franchisees Suhail and Tasnim Rehman in Scotland. After witnessing husband Suhail’s sucess, wife Tasnim, a business manager with Chanel cosmetics for 14 years, realised she saw her future with Home Instead too. But as a franchisee in her very own right.
Exclusive interview: "Franchising success for me and my family"
Papa John’s franchise operates around the world with well over 300 outlets in the UK and 4,800 stores in more than 40 international markets and territories. Zulfiqar Haidar runs four Papa John’s in Scotland with his brother Iftikhar and will soon to open a fifth store. To get a unique inside perspective from winners of the Scottish Asian Business awards and Papa John’s International franchisees of the year...
Interview with John Spence, LMI franchisee, Lesmahagow
John Spence’s career has saw him hold various management positions over the past 25 years. It was his experience of using LMI’s programmes and products that led him to look further into the actual franchise opportunity. After the sale of his previous business, he joined LMI-UK in 2015.