A Northamptonshire businesswoman has been named as a regional finalist in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2020.
Suzy Sanders, founder of Alchemy Virtual Assistance – which provides remote admin and PA support to business owners and small enterprises – beat off competition from over 2,600 entrepreneurs UK-wide to become one of four contenders in the finals of the Midlands Family Business Entrepreneur category. Continue reading “Northamptonshire businesswoman becomes regional finalist in The Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2020”
Fantastic Services, the UK’s leading home-maintenance company, demonstrated exceptional growth with another strong month in franchising. In the last two months, the company welcomed nine new Area Development Franchisees to its family.
Continue reading “Fantastic Services hitting the roof again: “We sold nine new areas in the past two months””
Tubz have developed with guidance from the World Health Organisation a Safe, non alcohol based Hand & Touchpoint Sanitiser which forms a covalent bond with surfaces and helps prevent the spread of viruses to other surface throughout your business! Continue reading “Our members Tubz are keeping your business and customers safe, everyone’s top priority since COVID-19 broke out… A new opportunity for entrepreneurial individuals?”
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If your business has survived the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, you and your franchisees may well be wondering what’s next for the franchising sector. With a recession looming and restrictions still in place, it’s inevitable that things aren’t going to be easy for any of us. Continue reading “A Boost for Your Franchise Business When It’s Needed The Most”
The UK’s leading property-maintenance company is making its custom-built training platform available to everyone. In the light of recent events, the company supported thousands of essential workers and struggling businesses by delivering free cleaning to the UK’s essential workers and developing new antiviral services for commercial clients. Along with that, to mark their 11th anniversary, Fantastic Services decided to empower all the people who lost their job during the economic turmoil, as well as those who gained motivation to start a new business.
Continue reading “Fantastic Services is paying it forward by opening up their exclusive online training to all”
16th June 2020: At a time when many are seeking more flexible, homeworking career options, a new book is promising to empower virtual assistants (VAs) to create their own thriving businesses.
Continue reading “Alchemy VA – “I have poured my heart into writing a book which will help and inspire others” New book is set to empower aspiring virtual assistants”
Dream Clean Ovens are a professional family-run business, like many businesses they have faced enormous pressure with the situation we all found ourselves in – find out more about their journey through this crisis below.
Continue reading “Bounce back from lockdown our members Dream Clean Ovens share their story…”
Hear from our members The Holiday Franchise Company, who have understandably faced huge challenges recently, yet have remained a leading figure in their industry. They share their recent reviews, and the story of Jenny their franchisee, who runs Tiger Eye Travel their franchisee of the month! Continue reading “THE HOLIDAY FRANCHISE COMPANY – BACKED BY THE HIGHEST RATED TRAVEL AGENT”
Suzanne Cox and Kristy Roff are celebrating the first birthday of their Get Ahead VA Berkshire and North Hampshire franchise. It has certainly been a busy year, full of unexpected challenges and surprises.
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All across the UK, children’s entertainers and activity providers are adapting to our current ‘new normal’. One business that has been adapting in a variety of different ways is Fun Science which has franchised branches across the UK. Read on to find out about some of the different things that Fun Science branch owners are doing. Continue reading “Fun Science – Adapting to Covid-19 as a children’s activity franchise”
COVID-19, the disease caused by the Coronavirus, has been dominating the media since the beginning of 2020. The number of cases is rising daily and analysts are predicting that ‘many thousands’ in the UK will contract the disease. This will undoubtedly have a profound effect on businesses, and the franchising sector is no exception. Franchise operations in China have already been affected by severe disruption, with many foreign franchisors closing their branches in China since the outbreak was first reported.
Continue reading “A Note From Our CEO About COVID-19”
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 a credible franchising association and turned to us to help them grow their businesses.
Continue reading “Where did 2019 go?! What a year!”
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.
Continue reading “UK’s Best Franchisors Revealed, Based on Feedback From Thousands of Franchisees”
On the 5th November 2011, Cressida Bullock ran the first ever Fun Science party. It was an Amazing Electrics party for two, eight-year-old boys and was held in a home in Bath. Eight years on, Fun Science is celebrating its eighth birthday and a few things have changed!
Continue reading “Fun Science is Eight!”
Personal stylist and colour analysis experts House of Colour hope to create up to 100 new jobs after announcing plans to increase their UK franchises to 200 in the next five years. House of Colour is also celebrating after being awarded a SME News UK Enterprise Award for Personal Stylists of the Year 2019.
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Are you a science buff who’d love to run a fun and profitable business based around your passion?
Continue reading “A Low Cost, Children’s Education Opportunity For Science Lovers”
The food delivery industry is enormous, and is currently experiencing extremely high levels of growth. This is due to the increasing need for convenience, as people become more and more time-poor and are constantly looking for fast, easy, meal solutions.
Continue reading “Get your teeth into this fabulous, foodie franchise!”
Here at the AFA, we’re still getting back to reality after our fantastic Awards event, which was held last Thursday at the Jury’s Inn in Milton Keynes.
Continue reading “AFA Awards A Resounding Success!”
Chloe Evans, Operations Director, explains
As you all know by now, the AFA Awards take place on Thursday 19th September and we’re all very much looking forward to a night of celebrating franchising excellence!
Continue reading “An interview with Business Live UK, Sponsor of the Outstanding Franchise Marketing Award”
Paul Mitchell, Managing Director, explains how Accentiá supports the AFA and why they made the decision to sponsor an Award.
Continue reading “An interview with Accentiá, Sponsor of the Franchise Network Contribution Award”