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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.

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Franchise Exhibition Comes to Glasgow

Scotland’s leading franchise event, The British Franchise Exhibition, incorporating the Growing Your Own Business Showcase & Conference, will take place at the SECC in Glasgow on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 June 2006. The show, which is the focal point of Scottish Franchise Week, is ideal for entrepreneurs looking to start and run their own franchised businesses.

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Oggy Oggy Pasty Opens in Glasgow

“Pasties to shout about!” – that’s the claim of the Oggy Oggy Pasty Company as it opened its doors to it’s 25th franchised business in Glasgow.

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Banners Show Support for International C

As part of the build up to the Make Poverty History rally on 2nd July, Signs Express (Glasgow) are providing in excess of 400 banners to SCIAF supporters in schools and parishes across Scotland. And the banners have proved so popular that SCIAF’s own banner was stolen ahead of the march next week.

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CLIMBING TO THE TOP

Swisher in Scotland has played its part in the successful completion of the WaterAid Munro Challenge 2005. John Ross from Swisher Central Scotland and Mike Heriot from Swisher Edinburgh, ably assisted by their two sons Iain Ross and Iain Heriot, were part of the challenge to raise £300,000 in funds for WaterAid (and climb to the top of most of the mountains over 3,000ft in Scotland, England, Wales and the Republic of Ireland on the same day).

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Scenic Blue Expands Into Scotland

Scenic Blue the UK’s only landscape gardening franchise has further strengthened its appeal as a highly viable franchise proposition by extending its network to include Scotland. The company has recently signed franchise deals to deliver the Scenic Blue offering to two new regions: Glasgow North and Glasgow South.

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Monk Marketing has Scotland in its Sight

As part of their expansion plans for 2005, Monk Marketing is looking to expand into the Scottish market. Already many franchises have been sold throughout the UK, and with the network continuing to grow, Monk Marketing are wanting presence in all key regions, including Scotland.

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GLASGOW FRANCHISEE AWARD WINNER

Former paratrooper John White's decision to launch a Drain Doctor Plumbing business covering North Glasgow has proved a winner after he was named most progressive new franchisee at the national group's annual convention.

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Resales are a Franchising Fact of Life

Doug Woolmer and Liz Symcox will realise their ambition when they retire to an old Victorian mansion on the peaceful Isle of Bute, just over six years after starting the Glasgow North franchise for Minster.

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BIG MAC’S A WINNER IN HAMILTON

Jack Glen, a former British Rail employee, who now runs two thriving McDonald’s restaurant franchises in Hamilton, yesterday won joint second place in a national business competition.

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