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Brody Sweeney’s franchise diary – 10 reasons you should consider a start-up franchise

If you’re thinking about going into franchising, one of the first things you will think about is about whether you should join a large conglomerate like Burger King or Spar, or if would it be better to go with a new franchise business. Which would be a better fit...
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Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe Franchisee Named Local Hero

A franchisee of a Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe branch has been hailed a hero after deciding to deliver free essentials to customers. Darren Springer, who owns a Mr Simms franchise store in Bromley, London, usually sells chocolate and confectionery. But that didn't stop him dishing out basic food and...
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Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe donates prizes for Easter competition

A Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe branch will delight children with a selection of its tastiest chocolates. The Knutsford location of the sweet shop franchise got involved with the local council's Easter competition. Children coloured in a picture of a rabbit and submitted their finished creations in the hope of winning some...
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Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe donates Easter stock to food bank

A Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe franchisee has helped a food bank that closed because of the COVID-19 crisis. Julia Chard, who owns the Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe in Knutsford, Cheshire, is donating her Easter stock to Knutsford food bank after closing up shop. Chard said: “On Saturday I had strict...
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Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shop offers a sweet experience for all

The Victorian-style sweet shop opened up its sweet-shop experience to the visually impaired with its new braille menus. One location of sweet-shop franchise Mr Simms has taken the initiative to make its store more inclusive to all different kinds of customers. Its Worcester location has launched braille menus to honour its charity...
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Mr Simms Sweetens Up The Festive Season

Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe has launched its “12 Sweets of Christmas” campaign to show off its delicious festive offerings. Sweetshop franchise Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe has hopped on board with the festive marketing as it launches its latest promotion, the 12 Sweets of Christmas, inspired by the famous Christmas...
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Meet Shopappy’s New Franchisee – Jon Crocker

After more than 25 years in international education, I wanted to focus on an area closer to home - our town centres. Having always been a supporter of independent businesses and with a keen interest in creativity and innovation, it was frustrating to see our local shops and services struggling....

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The Alternative Board – Franchise Interview

What was your career background before franchising (including what your job / career was immediately before) My role immediately before...

Two franchisees celebrate 5 years with PetStay

When Linda and Jane joined PetStay back in 2014, they began their journey entering the unknown of where this new adventure was going to...

David Abbott, The Alternative Board (TAB) – Thames Valley West

David Abbot is logical, systematic and likes to ensure he has all the facts so he can think things through before he makes decisions....

Theatre school welcomes new franchisees despite a global pandemic

With more than twenty years’ experience behind them, a Dragons’ Den backed theatre school franchise is delighted to announce a number of new franchisees...

Heritage Healthcare Cardiff wins ‘Homecare Services Employer of the Year’

Heritage Healthcare Franchising Limited is celebrating the fantastic news of its Cardiff office winning ‘Homecare Services Employer of the Year’ at the Cardiff and...