Scottish franchise news, latest from franchising in Scotland
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).