You may have read the recent statement by Pip Wilkins, CEO of the British Franchise Association, which mentions a copycat franchise association that has just been established in the UK.
You may remember that, on a recent blog, I announced that we had partnered with The Business Show at ExCel in London, which took place last week. We also had our own stand at the show and I have to say it was a fantastic experience and well worth exhibiting.
As many of you will know, I have been working within the franchising industry for a number of years now. As well as establishing and managing my own franchise network, Extra Help®, since 2010, as the CEO of the AFA I have gained considerable experience in assisting business owners with franchising their businesses and helping franchisees to select the best franchise for them.
With headquarters based in Watford, House of Colour, the UK’s premier personal stylist and colour analysis experts, is celebrating record successes in 2018.
Direct mail distribution and print specialists Dor-2-Dor are celebrating the growth of their 60 strong network of franchises with the addition of a further four franchisees strategically located throughout the UK.
This week, I am very excited to announce that the AFA is partnering with The Business Show, Europe’s largest business exhibition, which is taking place on the 14th and 15th November 2018 at ExCel in London. The AFA will be exhibiting on stand 1850.
LinkedIn is a great professional networking tool to communicate with existing and potential franchisees, connect to peers, monitor competitors, and find new talent for your franchise.
Ovenu, the UK’s leading oven valeting franchise, has welcomed three new franchisees to its growing network.
The Wokingham, Berkshire-headquartered company has extended its geographical reach with new franchisees taking up territories in Aylesbury, Bicester and Banbury, as well as Stonehaven.
Are you looking for a low-cost franchise that gives you the chance to have lots of fun at work, interact with children and their parents and grow a successful business?
In this week’s blog, I’d like to tell you about an exciting, new AFA member called diddi dance, a provider of dance classes for preschool- age girls and boys.
Recent statistics show that the size of the UK cleaning industry is estimated at a staggering £7 billion! Whilst there are numerous home-help, domestic cleaning companies, businesses often struggle to find a reliable, contract cleaning service to ensure their premises are always cleaned to a consistently high and professional standard.
This represents an enormous opportunity for Q Cleaning Ltd, one of our AFA members, which concentrates solely on commercial cleaning.
In this blog, I’d like to tell you all about a new AFA Member, Diamond Home Support, a franchise that provides domestic cleaning, ironing, home help and gardening services.
Would you like to run a business teaching babies and toddlers to swim, backed by an established brand and all the training you need?
This week, our member spotlight blog focuses on AFA member Turtle Tots, a proven, award-winning, baby and preschool swim school, with over fifty licensees across the UK, Ireland and Australia.
This week, our member spotlight blog is on a new and unique AFA member, Curves International. Curves is a boutique-style fitness club exclusively for women, offering a 30-minute circuit workout, small group exercise classes, coaching and personal progress tracking. Starting and running a successful franchise is an extremely rewarding experience, thanks to their proven business model and increased media presence.
If you’d like to discover a multitude of high-quality franchise businesses under one roof, you need to come to our next franchise show!
The AFA, in conjunction with Expo South Ltd, is proud to announce the third of three, annual franchise shows across the UK. This time, the location is Cardiff.
Clear Brew are well on their way to completing the goal of covering the entire UK by announcing their 41st franchisee, Neil Hickton, who will cover the Leicestershire region. Stephen Trezona, MD and owner of Clear Brew is delighted with the announcement as he considers it a major step towards brand strengthening and national coverage and further affirmation that the Clear Brew franchise package is continuing to appeal to those wishing to start their own business by being part of the UK’s leading beer line cleaning company. He also states that,
Here at the AFA, we always love to hear about our members’ charitable activities and, this week, I’d like to tell you about Nationwide Cleaners and their efforts to sponsor a courageous and determined local teenager, Elise Jones, with her forthcoming trip to Peru to help underprivileged communities.
This week, I would like to tell you about Scamps & Champs, an AFA member that provides a wide range of pet services to local communities.
A Camberley-based oven valeter is celebrating a successful 10 years in business.
Paul Hellewell, owner of Ovenu Camberley, is to mark the milestone by expanding his business with the potential addition of a sub-contractor over the next 12 months
I recently attended a seminar on collaboration, which focused on how and why businesses collaborating with each other is a more effective success strategy than competing. This is something I’ve always bought into subconsciously.
Our AFA members offer a fantastic and diverse range of business opportunities and, this week, our blog focuses on a franchise where every day is filled with laughter, music and song! It’s a rewarding business that enables you to provide a valuable service to your community, focusing specifically on mums with babies and toddlers, with an immense feel-good factor.