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.
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”
Tidy Green Clean, the leading environmentally-friendly cleaning business that operates on a franchise model, is continuing 2020 with its commitment to growth, with the appointment of two new Regional Directors, including its first in England. Alex McCarthy is the Regional Director for Northern England and Callum Cruickshank is Regional Director for Aberdeen West.
Franchise theatre school network continues to support talented youngsters with thousands of pounds worth of training
Despite the closure of schools across the UK, a Dragons’ Den backed theatre school franchise wanted to continue offering incredible opportunities to young people with a passion for the performing arts. Razzamataz Theatre Schools has been working with children for the last twenty years and has offered in excess of one million pounds in scholarships and grants to help children participate in the theatre arts. Continue reading “Franchise theatre school network continues to support talented youngsters with thousands of pounds worth of training”
The home-maintenance franchise company manages its way through the crisis by striking three new area development agreements. Along with the new services they launch, this expansion proves that Fantastic Services always finds a way to grow. With innovation and competitiveness, they are pushing through the crisis to reach the final destination – success.
The AFA is a firm believer in the power of face-to-face networking.
That’s why we’ve been focusing so much of our own time and efforts in developing our regional meet-ups and events, enabling AFA members to connect with each other on a local level, build strong relationships and receive invaluable advice from expert speakers.
Despite the uncertain economy or even Brexit (!), hair never stops growing and people will always need high quality haircuts at reasonable prices, so there will always be a demand for hair salons. If you’re an aspiring hairdressing salon owner, you realistically have two options; either can invest in a franchise or start up on your own. Regardless of which route you choose, owning and managing a hairdressing salon is extremely exciting and rewarding, but does involve an enormous amount of hard work and planning.
Are you a fitness lover with a burning desire to start your own boutique gym?
The 2019 State of the UK Fitness Industry Report reveals that the UK health and fitness industry is healthier and more lucrative than ever before, with more gyms, more members and a greater market value. The total UK gym membership has broken the 10 million mark and the industry is now worth more than £5 billion. In the UK, 1 in every 7 people is a member of a gym.
Here at the AFA, we are huge fans of outsourcing. It means we don’t have to hire employees with specialised skills, which increases cost efficiencies, and have access to a far larger talent pool as and when we need it. It also allows us to focus on our core, business activities, knowing we have excellent outsourcers on hand, who we can rely on to deal with a wide variety of tasks, such as call handling, telemarketing, diary management, accountancy services etc.
Do you have a passion for getting active? Do you want to improve children’s health and wellbeing? Or perhaps you’re a teacher or a coach looking to make a difference on a larger scale. Whatever your background, AFA member, Premier Education, is a fantastic franchise opportunity and, in our opinion, well worth considering.
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!
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.
Are you a science buff who’d love to run a fun and profitable business based around your passion?
Are you a marketing professional who’s looking to transfer your skills and run your own website consultancy business?
Are you seeking affordable and effective software solutions for your business? Perhaps you need a bespoke CRM database system, designed to face your business’s specific challenges, tweaks to your existing website, or even a brand new website built from scratch.
Riaz Patel, Managing Director, tells us all about his business and why he feels his chosen category is particularly important.
Most houses have an oven and, when it comes to household tasks, oven cleaning has to be one of the most disliked, dreaded and time-consuming. Having to get your hands dirty and use chemicals or elbow grease to shift burnt-on food is something that most people would rather put off for as long as they can. However, as most of us use our ovens regularly, this is a task that needs to be done regularly and can’t be permanently avoided!
Continue reading “Sparkle your way to success with this fantastic franchise opportunity”
For people with learning disabilities, post education life can often be difficult. It can be challenging to find activities to facilitate the lifestyle that these young adults need and desire.
If you’d love to own a franchise that enables you to give back to your local community and make a huge, positive impact on people’s lives, The Inclusion Project could be the perfect opportunity for you.
Business networking is rapidly increasing in popularity, as more and more entrepreneurs and business professionals realise it’s about so much more than just gaining referrals. Regular, face-to-face networking helps people to raise their local profile, acquire more clients and, ultimately, increase profits.
Are you looking for a management franchise that allows you complete flexibility to respond to your customers’ requirements? Would you like to be able to provide a range of domestic and commercial services, such as cleaning, gardening, landscaping, removals and pest control, backed by an industry-leading brand and all the support you need?