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Scotland franchise news archive

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

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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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Greensleeves franchise ramps up Scottish presence with two new locations

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

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

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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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FIRST CLASS LEARNING FRANCHISE ENJOYS RAPID SCOTTISH EXPANSION

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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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Age is no barrier in franchising

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

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

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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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Global pizza brand to launch new pizza slice concept

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Global pizza brand NKD Pizza is stepping into new territory as it gears up for the trial launch of its first on-the-go pizza slice concept, "Slices by NKD Pizza".  Partnered with EG Group, the trial will see ‘Slices by NKD Pizza’ kiosks installed in two EG sites.  Founded in New Orleans in 2006, NKD Pizza and is now headquartered in Edinburgh.


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Cafe2u franchisee diversifies through Covid-19 pandemic

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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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Personal touch drives growth for Recognition Express South Scotland

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David Mitchell teamed up with employees Moira Ashby and Mark Everingham to purchase the Grangemouth franchise in 2014 when his father reached retirement age. Father, Graham Mitchell, had owned the franchise for 15 years and so it’s now been in the Mitchell family for two decades. David was attracted to the business as he could see that it was a reliable and low-risk route to becoming his own boss.


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My Driving Miss Daisy journey so far

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Ann Overdijking has reached the 6-month milestone in her Driving Miss Daisy journey, and she has loved every minute of it!  Though being the first Driving Miss Daisy franchisee in Scotland was daunting initially, with hard work, determination and a lot of pre-planning, Ann’s business is going from strength to strength, so much so that Ann is already planning on buying her second wheelchair accessible vehicle. Read why Ann loves being part of a franchise that cares for its clients and is making a huge difference in the lives of the elderly and vulnerable population.


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Driving Miss Daisy opens new franchise in Renclyde, Scotland

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Christine and Danny MacIntyre are the new franchise owners of Driving Miss Daisy Renfrewshire and Inverclyde. After running a recruitment agency for 25 years, Danny and Christine were keen to get involved in a new venture together. Their combined strengths and experience of building a successful recruitment business, and Christine's background in nursing and care, meant that Driving Miss Daisy was the perfect fit.


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Little Dessert Shop franchise arrives in Scotland

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Little Dessert shop has opened its franchise in Scotland at SOAR Braeahead.  The franchise known for its luxurious desserts and mouth-watering savory collection, has plans to expand throughout Scotland.


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TaxAssist Accountants franchisee Steven Mearns continues expansion plans with opening of second shop

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TaxAssist Accountants franchisee Steven Mearns adds another store on High Street, Banchory to join his first shop on 92 Rosemount Place in Aberdeen. Learn more about Steven's ambitious growth plan with TaxAssist accountants!


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New Papa John's Franchisee Has All the Right Ingredients

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced new franchisee Nazim Vadiwala has taken over the Leith Walk store in Edinburgh. Nazim who worked for a rival pizza firm for 10 years now manages Leith Walk with the help of operations director: Syed Salman and a team of local staff.


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Former Pizza Delivery Driver Turned Multi-Unit Papa John's Franchisee opens in Dunfermline

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After working as a Pizza Delivery driver Siddhartha Chirumamilla (Sid) made the move to franchisee and now runs a multi-unit operation in Scotland and South East England. His latest store in Dunfermline has just opened for business and he is already looking for his next opoortunity to open another store! Read more about Sid's move from delivery driver to Franchisee!


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ENERGIE FITNESS TARGETS SCOTTISH EXPANSION

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Energie Fitness has over 140,000 members and enjoys more than 1,800,000 visits per year, meaning it is well established as the market-leader in the exploding low-cost gym franchise market.


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Business is booming for TaxAssist Accountants Edinburgh

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Since 2010 Renee Mackay has built up a client base of over 1,200 small and medium-sized businesses with a fee bank of £800,000 and 15 employees.


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From corporate finance to senior care in South Lanarkshire

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After two decades working in corporate finance, father-of-three Alan Barr walked away from a six figure salary to become his own boss as a franchisee with Home Instead Senior Care in South Lanarkshire.


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Dream Doors is recruiting in Scotland!

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Dream Doors is the UK’s biggest name in kitchen makeovers, with 80 franchisees trading from showrooms in West Edinburgh all the way down to Truro. The company is keen to add to its four existing showrooms in Scotland’s central belt, so is exhibiting at the inaugural Franchise Opportunities Scotland, held at the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow on Wednesday 25th April. 


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Metro Rod Aberdeen expand into 2018

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Just a handful of months after taking over the Metro Rod Aberdeen area, Nick and Angela Langan, who also run hugely successful safety and compliance business ‘Safetest Compliance Services’, have started 2018 as they mean to go on, with expansion into Dundee and Perth, and the Highlands and Islands areas.


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Card Connection Supports Sales in Scotland

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Card Connection, has confirmed Scottish franchisee Munawar Mohammed’s year-to-date, like-for-like sales are up significantly.


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Papa John's Goes for Glenrothes

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced it has opened in Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland. Franchisee Siddhartha Chirumamilla (Sid) who also runs five Papa John’s in the South East of England plus the Scottish Rutherglen store has plans to open a total of seven Papa John’s in Scotland within the next couple of years.


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Discover Scottish franchise opportunities

smallsignsexpress_steve2.jpg Discovery Days are insight days into a franchise, usually held at a head office or in Signs Express’ case, their dedicated UK Franchise Support Centre in Norwich. They understand that it can be a challenge for those that live further away to attend, so are making your life, just that little bit easier and taking their Discovery Day on the road to Scotland.
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Belvoir expands into Orkney Islands

smallBelvoir_Orkney.jpg Successful Belvoir franchisee, Amjed expanded his territory from Inverness to the historic town of Kirkwall which will cover all of the Orkney Islands. Through the asquisition of Orkney Leasing, Amjed now has 200 more properties to his portfolio. His team are excited to move forward in offering the general public Belvoir's reputed letting services.
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EnviroVent receive Which? Trusted trader accreditation

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EnviroVent Ltd, the UK market leaders and manufacturers of Domestic Ventilation systems has become the first, and currently the only, national dedicated ventilation manufacturing company to receive Which? Trusted trader accreditation, an endorsement scheme that helps consumers find reputable traders.


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Ladies, be award winning!

smallbwsawards_2016logo.jpg Female led businesses across Scotland are encouraged to shout about their success, by entering the Business Women Scotland Awards. Free to enter, there are categories to cover businesses new and old, employers, mentors, and for international growth. New for this year is an award for the Best Use of Social Media.
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Are you a potential franchise owner in Scotland?

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One of the UK’s leading ventilation manufacturers, EnviroVent, is the main sponsor for an exciting Franchise Discovery Day on 12th July. During the day new opportunities to become a franchise owner in Scotland will be revealed, and you will also hear from experienced industry experts.


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Leading care at home provider, Bluebird Care, urge people looking to start a business to consider franchising.

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In support of Scottish Franchise Week, the homecare provider recognises the potential for franchising to further contribute to the Scottish economy. The success of franchise businesses has been linked to generating greater wealth and creating jobs in local communities.

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Gain first-hand experience of being a Bluebird Care franchisee

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When you’re ready to take your first step towards owning your own franchise business, there is one question that you probably have – what does it really feel like being a franchisee and to lead the business every day? Bluebird Care now allow you to have first-hand experience of being a franchisee.


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Bluebird Care sets sights on Scotland

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The Bluebird Care brand has had a presence in Scotland for over 8 years, with the first office opening in Edinburgh in 2008. Since then we have continued to build the quality and commitment of service recognised by Bluebird Care customers. This has served to continue to build Bluebird Care’s reputation in Scotland for providing the very best homecare and support.


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Scottish franchising on target for ?1 Billion

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With Scottish Franchise Week 2016 on the horizon, running from the 16th until the 20th of May, the British Franchise Association predicts that the franchise industry in Scotland is on target for £1bn by 2020. To find out more about this booming economy and the benefits of Franchising in Scotland...


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Awards for Female Led Businesses in North East Scotland

smallwomenbusinessawards.jpg Are you a female led business in the North East of Scotland? Think your business deserves recognition? Then enter the Business Women Scotland Awards North East!
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Card Connection welcomes new Scottish franchisee

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Card Connection is delighted to announce that Munawar Mohammed has joined their network by buying the North East Scotland territory.  Munawar has taken over from the previous franchisee, Andrew Orr, who built up his successful business over 18 years.  Munawar was previously working in sales and though he enjoyed his work, he decided that he wanted to directly reap the benefits of his hard work.


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Scottish Mail Boxes Etc. franchisees reach new heights

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Mail Boxes Etc. Edinburgh has just celebrated their 10,000th antique shipment. The item was collected, packed and shipped safely to a very happy buyer in America. Mail Boxes Etc.The item was even shipped for free in celebration of the store reaching their 10,000th auction item.


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Card Connection franchise is recruiting in Scotland!

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection has today announced that it is ‘recruiting in Scotland’. Card Connection currently has the re-sale franchises of Ayr/Kilmarnock and Edinburgh/Borders and Lanarkshire available in the region.


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Card Connection to greet potential franchisees at the Scottish Franchise shows

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection has today announced that it will exhibit at the Scottish Franchise Shows again this year.


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Home Instead expands its presence in the Scottish Market

smallhomeinstead_scottishexpansion.jpg Award winning home care franchise, Home Instead Senior Care is expanding its presence in Scotland as it focuses on opening an additional 30 offices throughout the country over the next few years.
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bfa puts Scots in pole position for franchising

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Scottish Franchise Week 2014, the 11th annual celebration of the £700m franchise sector north of the border, proved another resounding success as it wrapped up at the beginning of May.

Aimed at raising awareness of the importance of franchising in the Scottish economy, the week involves a series of business and social events for those considering joining a franchise, for those thinking about franchising an existing business, and for the substantial number of professionals already working in the Scottish franchise sector.


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Scottish Card Connection franchisee expands territory

smallCardconnection_DavidRoseS.jpg Leading greeting card publisher, Card Connection has today announced that David Roseweir, franchisee for Stirling and Perth, has acquired the Dundee and Kirkcaldy territory from David Fyffe who now retires after 10 years as a franchisee.
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Papa John's founder inspires UK franchisees

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‘Papa John’ himself, John Schnatter, founder and CEO of leading Pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has taken time to inspire UK franchisees during a whistle-stop visit to London last weekend.


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Market leading home improvement franchise searching for Scottish retail partners

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Dream Doors is now ready to recruit its first Scottish retail partners. If you've always wanted your own business, are driven by success, and would thrive in a dynamic sales environment, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you


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Free franchise your business workshop

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WJM, bfa affiliated franchise solicitors, in partnership with Platinum Wave, bfa franchise consultancy, is holding a franchise your business workshop in Edinburgh on the 28th March.


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Proof of Domino's Pizza franchise's success in Scotland

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As Domino's Pizza celebrates 15 years in Scotland this month, statistics released today prove that we are indeed a nation of pizza lovers; with Domino’s Pizza selling one pizza per head of population in 2010.


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Energie franchise opens first gym in Wales

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The énergie Group has further penetrated the UK market with the opening of its first Welsh gym.


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A week to raise awareness of the Scottish franchising potential

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The franchising industry is stopping by Scotland this summer from the 16th to the 20th May for the eighth Scottish Franchise Week (SFW). Organised by the British Franchise Association (bfa) and its Scottish Forum, and supported by whichfranchise.com and Lloyds TSB, the event aims to raise awareness of ethical franchising and its role in business and job creation in Scotland.

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CeX hosts open day in Edinburgh

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CeX is the next big franchise and I see it as a once in a lifetime opportunity,” says Martin Hawthorne, who spent over 10 year selling franchises before becoming a CeX Franchisee. Prospective franchisees can now find out if CeX is for them by attending an open day in Edinburgh on the 10th May.  

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Scottish Autosmart franchisee celebrates success

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Frank Sutherland, Autosmart franchisee for Aberdeen, is celebrating after being chosen as Scottish Franchisee of the Year 2010 by the British Franchise Association.


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Signs of growth with new Signs Express franchise

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Graham Packer has joined the UK’s largest sign network, buying the established business covering Ayrshire.


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Card Connection Franchisees Find Success in the North

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection, has today announced that its franchisees are finding success in the North


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Bluebird Care's Gail is Scotland's top care manager

smallbluebird_gail.jpg Gail Syratt from the Bluebird Care office in Edinburgh has beaten off competition from 776 other care managers across Scotland to scoop the coveted title of Care Manager of the Year at the Scottish Care at Home Awards.
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Driver Hire franchise wins top Scottish award

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The Borders office of leading franchise, Driver Hire, has won the prestigious 2010 Scottish Recruitment ‘Best Small Recruitment Team Award’. Celebrating excellence in Scottish recruitment, the awards were presented at a gala dinner held at Glasgow’s Hilton Hotel.


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Edinburgh Bluebird franchise creates 114 jobs in the city

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Edinburgh businesswoman Jane Perry is on track to create 114 jobs in two years.


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Scottish Capital attracts Popstars Academy franchise

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The Popstars Academy has arrived in Edinburgh. The Dance Classes, Parties and Workshops have been well received across the capital with Dance Academies open in Cramond, Inverleith, Morningside, Ravelston with further openings planned.

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Card Connection's new Scottish franchise owner is off to flying start

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection, has today announced that its new Scottish franchisee is off to a flying start!  Former Esso station manager, Graeme Ewing, took over the Ayr/Kilmarnock area at the end of December and is already steaming ahead to deliver Card Connection’s range of quality greeting cards and gifts to retail outlets throughout the region.


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New business wins for robertson technologies

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robertson technologies, the Leith-based IT support and consultancy firm has taken a major step forward by winning three significant new pieces of business worth a total of £75,000 over the next three years


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the streat franchise opens in Airdrie and Queen St, Glasgow

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the streat’s expansion in Scotland continues with recent openings in Airdrie and Queen Street Glasgow. To help this award winning franchise expand further in Scotland, the streat is running an informal information evening on Monday 23rd November

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Once in a lifetime opportunity to secure first class franchise at a bargain price

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Budding entrepreneurs are being offered a once in a lifetime opportunity to get in on the ground floor of one of the UK’s most exciting technology companies – at a price that simply will not be repeated.

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The Original Poster Company franchise has resales for sale in Scotland

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Greeting card distribution franchise The Original Poster Company has resale opportunities available in Scotland and are seeking hard working prospective franchise owners to invest in these existing territories.


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Nailzone franchise training to be the best

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Caroline Gibb is Head of Training at Nailzone, the well-established, Glasgow-headquartered nail care business.

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Nailzone franchise secures Government funding for students at its accredited Training Academy

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Working towards a new career just got a whole lot cheaper after Glasgow-based Nailzone won Government funding for students at its city-centre Training Academy.


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Stockbridge is in for a treat with new Baguette Express franchise

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Baguette Express, the chain that makes the Britain’s tastiest snacks, is serving up a summertime treat with the opening of a brand new outlet in busy Deanhaugh Street, between the bustling Edinburgh neighbourhoods of Stockbridge and Comely Bank.


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Cartridge World franchise seeks budding entrepreneurs in Dundee

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Flying in the face of the recession, Cartridge World, an international franchise business is actively seeking budding entrepreneurs keen to start up successful businesses in the Dundee area.


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Cash Generator franchise to expand across Scotland

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National retailer Cash Generator is to double its presence in Scotland, opening 14 new stores in the next two years, creating 100 jobs and signalling an investment of £2.8 million into the Scottish economy.


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the streat franchise comes to Scotland

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Ireland’s fastest growing café franchise opened an office in Glasgow’s south side in January this year with ambitious expansion plans for cafes in every major Scottish city and town.


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The Focus is on Signs Express

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The UK’s leading signs and graphics manufacturer, Signs Express (Falkirk), has been commissioned by Focus Vehicle Rental, Inverness, to provide the vehicle graphics for their brand new promotional car - a Ford Focus ST.


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Making A Mark With Smart Cartridge

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Scotland's youngest female franchisor received a rapturous reception at a business breakfast meeting to mark Scottish Franchise Week on Friday 8th June.


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New Start in Scotland

gordon_small.jpg 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.
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Highland Heights

highlands_small.jpg 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.
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New Jani King Franchise for Glasgow

Jani_joe_small.jpg 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.
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Charity donation by Scottish Martin & Co franchise owner

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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.


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TOP AWARD FOR NEWCOMER KEN

chips_ken_small.jpg 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.
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Iron Mountain In Safe Hands with Signs

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First O2 Franchise for Scotland

o2_yvonne_small.jpg 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.
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Smart Cartridge in Award Finals

Smart_suzie_small.jpg 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.
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Pareto Laws Expands to Scotland

Pareto_scotland_small.jpg 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.
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Scottish Franchise Week 2006

SFW_image1.jpg 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

Glasgowexpo_small.jpg 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

Oggy_Ahsim_small.gif “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

Signsex_poverty_small.jpg 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_munro_small.jpg 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_Gordon_small.jpg 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

MM_Expand_small.jpg 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

DD_John_small.jpg 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

Minster_JimLiz_small.jpg 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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Success Generated at Franchise Finals

CashGen_award04_small.jpg 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

Plat_July.jpg 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

Gavin_mini.jpg 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

SFW_logo2.jpg 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

smart-cartridge_small.jpg 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

Auto_jan_small.jpg 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

EvansJan_small.jpg 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

BG_Small.jpg 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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Scottish Franchise to Expand Nationally

smart Cartridge_small.jpg smart Cartridge, the first Scottish based cartridge remanufacturer, has expanded their franchise operations into England, opening their first English store in Basingstoke this month.
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Sliderobes Slides Northwards

Sliderobes_jan_small.jpg Sliderobes, the Ultimate Wardrobe, is delighted to announce further expansion from its Irish base, with the company keen to secure presence in Scotland.
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Scottish expansions plans for Antal

Antal_team_small.jpg With the opening of 10 franchised offices in the first year Global Recruitment Company Antal International has grown at a phenomenal rate, and this expansion is to continue.
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WIN Focuses on Franchising

WIN_group_small.jpg Women in Glasgow got together in November to find out about franchising, and why it's a safer option to starting your own business.
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New Regional Development Manager

scottish_caremini.jpg Leading Healthcare Franchisor Carewatch Care Services, have added a franchisee to their Regional Management team. Tony Price, is the Regional Development Manager (Scotland) but has also been the franchisee for Carewatch (Grampian) for the last 5 years.
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