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Interview with Frank Sutherland of Autosmart International, Aberdeenshire

Frank launched an Autosmart franchise business in Aberdeenshire and hit the ground running due to the tried, tested and trusted formula of the business system. Frank is celebrating after being shortlisted for franchisee of the year award by the British Franchise Association.That he loves cars is icing on the cake.

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Interview with Scott Blyth of etyres, Edinburgh

Scott Blyth launched his etyres Edinburgh franchise in July 2014 and has already made a big impression on local businesses and securing sales on the back of word-of-mouth recommendations. Continued support from Head Office and other Franchise Owners based in Scotland has helped Scott get off to a great start.

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Interview with Jim Stewart of Greensleeves Lawn Care, Aberdeenshire

Jim Stewart of Greensleeves Aberdeen has been enjoying running his lawn care franchise since 2011. Originally from an executive background within the electronics industry when Jim found himself facing redundancy he chose to embrace the opportunity and purchase a Greensleeves lawn treatment franchise. Jim now enjoys running his business whilst working in the outdoors and is extremely proud of the success he has achieved so far.

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Interview with Morag Readman of Bright & Beautiful, East Lothian

Morag Readman is the Bright & Beautiful franchisee for East Lothian. Coming from a marketing background, Morag knows only too well the importance of the brand but also how timely and costly it can be to establish one. With franchising, Morag recognized she would be benefiting from day 1. After much research into different opportunities in different industries, Morag kept going back to domestic cleaning; it appealed due to the huge demand for the service and the repeat sales opportunities it offered. In this interview, Morag shares her experiences of setting up a franchise, the training and support she received, as well as the challenges and benefits of such a venture.

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Interview with Forbes Davidson of Subway, North East Scotland

Forbes Davidson is a successful SUBWAY® franchisee with three stores across North East Scotland in Perthshire, Dundee and Montrose. He is due to open his fourth store with the brand in Blairgowrie shortly, and has two further stores in development.

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Seeking ambitious franchise owner for Scottish franchise opportunity

Andy Kelly shares his experience of franchising with the Original Poster Company since early 2012 and he is now looking to sell this lucrative franchise so as to take up a voluntary post with a children's charity. Find out more here.

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20 Years of success and counting with Rainbow International

Noreen Hughes and her husband Kevin have been part of the Rainbow International franchise since 1996. Starting in East Kilbride, they now have eight territories successfully up and running. Kevin started the business as a sole trader but, due to ill health, had to take a step back. Cue Noreen; a business leader with passion and drive!

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New Zealander travelled 11,299 miles and joined the Ecocleen franchise

At Ecocleen we like to think we go the extra mile for our customers but in this case our most recent franchisee Andrew Alleway has gone the extra 11,299 miles to join us and set up our latest office in Aberdeen.

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Expanding the Papa John's family in Scotland

George Eastcroft helps run the family business in Edinburgh. Along with his wife and son and a team of almost 50 staff they manage two Papa John’s franchised stores in the city.

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Interview with Bryan and Shelia Jones of Card Connection, Carlisle and Lancaster

Bryan Jones and his wife Sheila purchased the Carlisle and Lancaster Card Connection franchise territory in December 2013. The couple now supply Card Connection’s range of more than 1,200 quality greeting cards and accessories to around 120 retail outlets from Lancaster to southern Scotland.

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