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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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Success Generated at Franchise Finals

John Murray who runs the Cash Generator franchises in Airdrie and Wishaw, won a highly commended certificate of merit in this year’s Franchisee of the Year Awards, sponsored by HSBC Bank and supported by the Daily Express.

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Time to Convert to a Limo Lifestyle

The Platinum Limo Company, established five years ago by lifelong motoring enthusiast Jackie Farrell and his wife Margaret, operates at the top end of this burgeoning market. Seven cars are now on the road and customer demand for the limo experience is showing no signs of abating.

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Scotland -Vibrant market for franchising

Franchising took on a decidedly Scottish flavour early in June for the inaugural Scottish Franchise Week (SFW), a week of events presented by the British Franchise Association's Franchise Group for Scotland (FGFS). Scottish rugby star Gavin Hastings licked off SFW on June 7 with a launch event at franchised pub Archies.

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Creating Lasting Jobs & Businesses

There are currently more than 40 franchise brands operating in Scotland, with an estimated 2,000 franchised outlets. The idea behind Scottish Franchise Week (SFW) is to capitalise on the success of franchising and the Scots’ appetite to embrace it as a form of starting and running a business

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New Training Centre for Smart Cartridge

To cater for the increasing success of their franchise operations, Smart Cartridge have recently moved into a purpose built training centre in Edinburgh.

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A Shining Example

A revolutionary new brushless car wash system, based on technology used to clean abattoirs, is the UK’s latest franchise opportunity. Set up by entrepreneur, Jim Allison, Bathgate based Autoshine Express will have four outlets open in Central Scotland by the year-end.

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Success Leads to Evans Business Centre

Since buying a Business Post franchise 10 years ago Neil Stewart’s business has gone from strength to strength, to the point where he now employs around 30 people to service customers in Ayrshire and Lanarkshire. Neil’s business is now based at Evans Easyspace on the Bellshill Industrial Estate, a move he made as his business growth demanded larger premises.

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Franchising is on the Rise in Scotland

Free workshops have been running in Central Scotland to help increase awareness of franchising. So far, over 400 prospective franchisees have attended, with many going on to start their own franchise.

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