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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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.

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Exclusive Interview: "I am building a secure future for my family"

Steve Lamb has been running his InXpress franchise since 2009 and he enjoys the lifestyle rewards it brings as well as providing a secure future for his family. After being made redundant, Steve was looking for new opportunities and InXpress appealed to his skillset and interests the most. To get an insight into this franchise...

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Redundancy led to franchising

Bluebird Care franchisees, John and Jane Perry, bought their franchise after the threat of redundancy loomed over them. Looking at what else was out there, the care industry stood out for them due to first-hand experience they had with a relative who had received a poor service of care. Inspired to do better, they had to find the right partner to work with, and after much research they knew Bluebird Care was the perfect choice for them. John and Jane now run a successful Bluebird Care franchise in Edinburgh and Glasgow South.

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Franchising offers better work/life balance

Charlie Moncrieff had been working around/in IT for over 20 years before he decided to take the plunge and look for a new career move. Deciding that he wanted to work for himself and give himself the possibility of a better work/life balance with his kids, but with a solid support system behind him, he started to look at franchising and the IT opportunities available. In this exclusive interview, Charlies discusses why Computer Troubleshooters ticked all the boxes for him.

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I wanted more quality time with my family, so I needed to make a change

Suj Legha has been self-employed since he was 21 years old and his passion for business start-ups has taken him on a journey of personal development that has led him to becoming a great business coach with his ActionCOACH franchise.

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Interview with Renee Mackay, Edinburgh, TaxAssist Accountants

Renee Mackay is from a training and development/IPD background but had run her own business for nearly ten years before buying into TaxAssist Accountants. Before that she had worked with LloydsTSB and Telewest Communications. Customer service was (and still is) her background.

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