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Scotland franchise news archive

An archive of franchise news from Scotland

Date posted:08-November-2022

TaxAssist franchisee keeps franchise in the family after selling to daughter

After over two decades as a TaxAssist Accountant, Barry McGougan has maintained a family connection by selling his Kilmarnock-based franchise to his daughter Lisa Foster. Experienced accountant Lisa, who has been working alongside Barry for the past few years, recently became the new franchise owner, and is keen to continue the legacy built up by her father.


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Date posted:09-June-2022

Mum of two launches one of the first Bloom Baby Classes franchises in Scotland in memory of son

Joanne Reid, mum of two from East Lothian, Scotland, has put her caring nature into practice by launching her baby development franchise, Bloom Baby Classes. As a flagship location north of the border, Joanne is looking forward to bringing her passion for baby care and wellbeing to parents living in her own community. Following the sad passing of her son Oran late last year, Joanne hopes to bring care to thousands of parents across the county as she launches next month.


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Date posted:07-June-2022

Greensleeves franchise ramps up Scottish presence with two new locations

Lawn care experts, Greensleeves, announces further expansion into Scotland with the launch of two new territories. The franchise, which has more than 108 franchises throughout the UK, has now increased its presence north of the border opening businesses in Clyde Coast and West Lothian to meet growing demand for its services.  


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Date posted:01-June-2022

Wilkins Chimney Sweep Franchisee Wins at Scottish Ex-Forces Business Awards

Kris McLernon (33) owner of the Lanarkshire franchise of Wilkins Chimney Sweep, was a winner at the 2022 Scottish Ex-Forces in Business Awards recently, in the ‘New Service Leaver’ category. The New Service Leaver category recognises men and women who left the military less than three years ago. Kris left the army in April 2020 after 14 years as a recovery mechanic with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) and bought his Wilkins Chimney Sweep franchise in September 2021.


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Date posted:31-May-2022

Wilkins Chimney Sweep franchisee wins at Scottish ex-forces business awards

Kris McLernon (33) owner of the Lanarkshire franchise of Wilkins Chimney Sweep, was a winner at the 2022 Scottish Ex-Forces in Business Awards recently, in the ‘New Service Leaver’ category. The New Service Leaver category recognises men and women who left the military less than three years ago. Kris left the army in April 2020 after 14 years as a recovery mechanic with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) and bought his Wilkins Chimney Sweep franchise in September 2021.


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Date posted:18-February-2022

FIRST CLASS LEARNING FRANCHISE ENJOYS RAPID SCOTTISH EXPANSION

First Class Learning (FCL), one of the UK’s largest tuition franchises, is rapidly expanding in Scotland, and has recently opened tuition centres in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee and Glasgow.


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Date posted:15-February-2022

Age is no barrier in franchising

Jordan Tracey, Franchisee of Driver Hire Dundee & Perth, is proving that age is no barrier in franchising.  At the age of 23, Jordan has already progressed from Recruitment Consultant to Franchisee to bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year Finalist – demonstrating that hard-work, determination, and ambition can take you a very long way.


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Date posted:09-November-2021

Glasgow business coach shortlisted as Scotland's most inspirational business woman

Business growth specialist Yvonne Webb is celebrating after being shortlisted for a national business award. Yvonne has been hand-picked by a panel of judges and is now in the running to win the Inspirational Woman of the Year award at the Business Women Scotland Awards for her incredible impact on the business landscape of Scotland through her work as a business coach in Glasgow.


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Date posted:19-February-2021

Boutique fitness concept, TRIB3, set to open four stores in Scotland as part of major global expansion

Boutique fitness concept, TRIB3, is set to open four stores in Scotland as part of a major international expansion of the brand following the agreement of a three site franchise area development deal in Glasgow and a new corporately-owned store which is due to open imminently in the Stockbridge area of Edinburgh.


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Date posted:13-January-2021

Cafe2u franchisee diversifies through Covid-19 pandemic

Alan Fulton runs his mobile coffee van franchise Cafe2U in Cove and the surrounding business parks. However, since the Covid-19 outbreak, the business owner experienced a harrowing dip in trade. Refusing to let this dampen his spirits, and with Government guidelines allowing him to continue trading, he has done everything in his power to avoid closing by making “sweeping changes” to his services.


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