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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Former treasury manager to help motorists save on bodywork repair costs
Former treasury manager and business analyst Wesley Sinclair, 42, has set up his own business, Revive! Edinburgh, visiting customers to repair scuffs, scrapes and minor damage on their vehicles. He has joined one of the largest and most reputable SMART repair networks in the country.
Leaving the military and looking to the future
Kim and Stewart Bisley are based in Glasgow. Stewart is a Chief Petty Office in the Navy and is a submariner. He currently spends months away at a time, but has just under 2 years left in the Navy so the couple were keen to find a business that they could develop and work in together once he had left the Navy.
Getting the balance right with Raring2go! franchise
Despite the economic downturn, Victoria Drysdale’s Raring2go! franchise has grown every quarter for the past five years.