Franchise Spotlight

Crispin Rhodes is the fastest growing HR Franchise in the UK, offering Human Resources advice and support to small and medium businesses. Founded by Angela Rhodes in Milton Keynes, the company guides business owners and managers through their HR responsibilities with easy to understand, straight forward advice – and in almost 20 years of trading no client that has followed their advice has ever been successfully taken to an employment tribunal or fallen foul of any HR related minefield.

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A Brief History Of Franchising

Franchising started with Isaac Singer way back in the 19th century!!

Mr Singer wanted to distribute his sewing machines outside his geographical area and provide training on how to use the machines, as people wouldn’t buy them without training and retailers did not provide this service. Mr Singer started selling licenses to people in different parts of the country, this licence gave permission for the owner of that licence to sell and teach people how to use the Singer sewing machine. This bought the use of the sewing machine to the public where before it had only been for commercial use.

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Engineer To Clean Up In Lowestoft

A former engineer has swapped his toolbox for the opportunity to run his own company after starting out in business as a professional oven valeter.

Bob Knight, who previously worked as a telephone engineer for well-known organisations including BT and the Metropolitan Police Service, in a career spanning more than 35 years, is now the owner of Ovenu Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth.

Bob, 56, who lives in Lowestoft, is also a Technical Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) and was keen to become his own boss, when embarking on a change of direction.

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The Proof is in the taste

approved franchise association clear brew

CORNWALL-BASED Clear Brew Limited,established nine years ago by Managing Director Stephen Trezona, has extended its beer-line cleaning services into the Suffolk area.

“We offer our services to the licensed trade and catering industry, including pubs, social clubs, sports clubs, holiday parks and hotels – in fact anywhere that has a traditional bar!” Mr Trezona told The Publicans Morning Advertiser.

The new business will be run by Husband and wife team Mark and Alison  who will commence operations on Monday the 6th of July.

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Dolly Char Franchisee of the year 2014

Dolly Char continues to go from strength to strength with the most recent crop of new recruits all showing some really strong results. At the recent Annual Dinner, Presentation & conference evening held in Horncastle Managing Director Robin Harrison was buoyant with the results witnessed throughout 2014 and looked forward to next year seeing all franchisees exceeding this year’s tremendous results. Robin commented after by saying how pleased he was and thanked all who attended in what was a very special awards evening.

This year’s Dolly Char franchisee of the year award went to June George who runs Dolly Char in the Fife region.  June as built her business up from scratch in a little over two years and now as one of the largest businesses in the group, Junes dedication and hard work as really paid off.

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