Scottish franchise news, latest from franchising in Scotland
New Start in Scotland
80:20 Financial Management, a 14 strong UK based franchise providing financial support to local business, heralds its arrival in Scotland with Edinburgh its first location.
Allan Cooper, from Milton, launches his own oven valeting business in the Highlands after 40 years of working in the Royal Navy and Merchant Navy.
New Jani King Franchise for Glasgow
Joe McGuigan purchased the Jani King franchise for the Glasgow area eighteen months ago. Having had previous experience running a franchise in a different industry sector, he was keen to identify new investment opportunities and was attracted to the Jani King franchise because of the systematic approach it offered.
Charity donation by Scottish Martin & Co franchise owner
FIFE office has helped local schoolchildren with their ‘Maine chance’ – by helping to equip them for a skiing trip to the USA. Pupils from Glenrothes School High are heading off to Sunday River in Maine at Easter. In an effort to give them a financial boost, Martin & Co Kirkcaldy, have donated £500.
TOP AWARD FOR NEWCOMER KEN
Glasgow retailer Ken Clark is flying high after scooping a top award. Ken, who opened his CHIPS video games store in Glasgow’s West End in March 2006, had just won the CHIPS Newcomer of the Year Award.
Iron Mountain In Safe Hands with Signs
Signs and a graphics specialist, Signs Express (Glasgow) have been instrumental in a vehicle rebrand for Iron Mountain, the global leader in information protection and storage services.
First O2 Franchise for Scotland
The latest O2 franchise to open is in Irvine, Ayrshire, owned by Gordon and Yvonne Smith, and is the first franchised O2 store in Scotland. As experienced managers Gordon and Yvonne decided that an O2 franchise would give them greater job satisfaction and a more agreeable work/life balance.
Smart Cartridge in Award Finals
Suzie McCafferty, the influential business development director for Edinburgh-based Smart Cartridge, has been named as a finalist in the National Business Awards for Scotland 2006. 28-year old McCafferty’s achievements in establishing the ink cartridge refilling retail franchise both nationally and internationally have been recognised by the Awards’ panel of pre-eminent business experts.
Pareto Laws Expands to Scotland
Graduate recruitment and training specialist Pareto Law has launched its first office in Scotland, with Gerry Dowds (52) to head up the Glasgow based operation. Gerry joins Pareto following 20 years at The Forum of Private Business in England and Scotland where he held various positions including that of Sales Director. The team is backed up by two new Pareto graduates Jill McCardel from East Kilbride and Andrew MacKenzie from Glasgow.
Scottish Franchise Week 2006
The British Franchise Association Franchise Group for Scotland was proud to present Scottish Franchise Week 2006. Beginning on 29th May, the week was packed full of events. Educational seminars were organised for those interested in franchising and wanting to learn more. Over 250 delegates attended the Business Breakfast, providing them with an excellent opportunity to network with industry representatives. The British Franchise Exhibition, attended by hundreds of potential franchisees was the climax of the week.