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Announcing the NatWest EWIF Award 2020 Finalists

Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF) is an organisation focusing their time and energy on supporting women who are looking for a route into the franchising industry. Each year EWIF hosts an Annual Awards Ceremony celebrating the achievements of women across the franchising industry. We are proud to announce the finalists...
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Advantages of Franchising

The prospect of owning your own business can be exciting and daunting at the same time. It's a well-documented fact that many new businesses fail to thrive and end up closing down in their first few years of trading despite having a great product to sell. Many people also struggle...
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What Is a Franchise Business

When it comes to working for yourself, many of us consider getting involved with a franchise. However, to be able to succeed in this area, it is important that you understand precisely what a franchise business is and what one does. Franchises in the UK A franchise is an opportunity that...
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The NatWest EWIF Awards are back!

The annual NatWest EWIF Awards are the biggest event in the EWIF calendar. They offer brands within franchising the chance to nominate themselves, their franchisees and staff so their achievements are recognised by the industry. Winning an EWIF Award - even being shortlisted - allows us to celebrate with...
afa 2019 review

Where Did 2019 Go?! What A Year For The Approved Franchise Association!

The Top 5 Things We Did To Grow the AFA in 2019 As 2019 draws to a close, I'd like to reflect on what has been a year of incredible growth for the AFA. By April, we had literally doubled our membership, as more and more franchisors recognised the AFA as...
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Neighbourly strengthens its presence in the 2020 Elite Franchise Top 100

Neighbourly®, part of the world's largest franchisor of home service brands, celebrates another milestone year in 2019 with five of its UK brands announced in Elite Franchise's Top 100 franchises 2020. For the third consecutive year, Neighbourly's brands have featured in the Elite Franchise 100 rankings in recognition of their...
Best Franchisors Revealed

UK’s Best Franchisors Revealed

WorkBuzz has announced the winners of the 2019 Best Franchise Awards, sponsored by Lloyds Bank, with the presentation taking place at the company's annual Best Franchise Conference, this year held at the Marriott Hotel in Leicester. The Best Franchise Awards are unique because they are based on feedback from thousands of actual...
Willow Pumps

Franchise Brands Announces Acquisition of Willow Pumps

Franchise Brands plc, a multi-brand franchisor, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Willow Pumps, a leading water pump supply, installation and servicing business to complement and expand Metro Rod's drainage and plumbing businesses. Willow Pumps was founded by Ian Lawrence in 1992 and has been family owned until...
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Be empowered and uplifted at this year’s EWIF Annual Conference!

The countdown to the Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF) Annual Conference, on Thursday 19th September, is well underway! Here's a taste of what's in store. The event is due to take place on Thursday 19th September at Mercure Brandon Hall Hotel & Spa, Coventry. The Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF)...

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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...

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...

Fantastic Services among the Top 25 franchises in the UK

Fantastic Services took the 23rd place for TOP UK franchises after Franchise Direct has published its yearly ranking that examines hundreds of brands across...