The past year has been challenging and tiresome for everyone as the COVID-19 pandemic ground normal life to a halt. With economic uncertainty rife, businesses have had to quickly adapt to a new way of life or face detrimental consequences. At Lingotot, it was no exception. When 2020 began it was shaping up to be their most successful year yet, and when the pandemic struck they were faced with new and unexpected hurdles. However, Angela Sterling, founder and CEO, and the Lingotot family have adapted, innovated and motivated each other through the rough waters.
It is vital to put 2020 behind us and look positively to the future. Planning how you will rebuild and become successful in 2021 relies heavily on having an effective people strategy. In this article, we look at creating a 2021 people plan so you can achieve success through your people.
Igors Krumins, Tidy Green Clean’s Regional Director for Aberdeen North, has faced up to the challenges of the pandemic through a clear strategy of caring for his people and focusing on his clients and had a very successful first year. He joined TGC as a franchisee in January 2020 and has won over 30 contracts from a standing start.
As a new year begins here at DNS Accountants Franchise, I thought what a great way to start the year hearing from our Founder and Manging Partner, Sumit Agarwal. Sumit talks below about lessons learnt and reflections in 2020 and how the team are planning for growth for the Franchise and whole DNS Accountants business group in 2021 and beyond.
Get Ahead Leeds, led by franchisee Fiona Ibbetson, is celebrating its’ third anniversary after launching in January 2018.
Fiona Ibbetson had always wanted to run her own business. After 20 years of managing teams and delivering exceptional customer service across multiple sectors, Fiona discovered the Get Ahead franchise and knew she had met her perfect match. Three years have since flown by, and the last 12 months have certainly been the most memorable, as Fiona and her team navigated the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading “Get Ahead franchisee celebrates the third anniversary of achieving her dream to run her own business”
Lingotot Bexley and Lingotot Gravesend have recently announced their exciting new joint venture, Lingotot Dartford. Jaclyn Townshend, founder of Lingotot Gravesend, and Sarah Canavan, founder of Lingotot Bexley, have both been highly successful in establishing and nurturing their individual Lingotot businesses. Continue reading “Friendship leads to business partnership!”
Midlands-based Gemma McMillan is pursuing her business dreams during lockdown as the demand for Virtual Assistant services continues to skyrocket.
Gemma has just set up her professional business with the award-winning Alchemy Virtual Assistance (VA) team, who have reported a record number of client enquiries from businesses globally – with numbers having quadrupled since COVID hit.
The Active Sports Group are excited to announce that the AFA (The Approved Franchise Association) have awarded accreditation to the group from January 2021.
Continue reading “Active Sports Group Achieve AFA Accreditation”
FranScape gives new clients up to 50% off with fees only due when Clients go live
FranScape is a Franchise Management Solution built by Franchisors for Franchisors.
We know that we will start 2021 still working in a Covid-19 secure way, but we will also see the UK move out of the Brexit transition period and therefore start seeing the changes that Brexit will bring to the UK.
The Fun Fest team is delighted to welcome its newest Franchisee, Meetel.
Meetel is ready for change – she leaves a successful career in finance to pursue her ambition to run her own business.
Five new franchisees join a national theatre school network as it celebrates being announced as one of the UK’s top franchise opportunities. For the third consecutive year, Razzamataz Theatre Schools has been placed in the prestigious Elite Franchise Top 100 (EF100).
“I have achieved in one year what I set out to achieve in three”
As the admin and business support services sector continues to rise, one Northamptonshire virtual assistant is proving that business start-ups can still succeed in the changing landscape. Continue reading “One businesswoman proves business start-ups can still thrive despite COVID”
Jake Robertson, who joined Tidy Green Clean as its first Regional Director (Specialist Services) is reporting an outstanding first quarter. The business is thriving, despite the challenges of Covid-19 with expansion on every front. Tidy Green Clean is headquartered in Aberdeen, and continues to grow its reach, with seven Regional Director franchisee operations across the North East of Scotland, the Forth Valley and Newcastle upon Tyne to date.
Seasons Greetings! Here is some exclusive must read content from Elite Franchise to get your teeth stuck into and finish off 2020 in style. Our lead exclusive interview this month is with the President for Subway in the EMEA region, Mike Kaehoe. Continue reading “Elite Franchise December 2020”
Following substantial growth in 2020, Fantastic Services has been ranked the UK’s 29th best franchise by the Elite Franchise in recognition of the company’s resilience, flexibility and support for over 530 franchisees.
Birmingham, 7th December 2020 – The Holiday Franchise Company is celebrating, after being named as one of the UK’s top franchise opportunities. From hundreds of entries across every sector, The Holiday Franchise Company has been ranked 85th overall in the prestigious Elite Franchise Top 100 (EF100) – a title it will hold for the duration of 2021.
The Elite Franchise Top 100 List is an esteemed yearly recognition of prosperous and well performing franchises. This year the entries were judged on eight separate criteria, as well as any measures they implemented in order to tackle the challenges of 2020. To be included in the list is a well-deserved acknowledgement of the resilience and resourcefulness of the franchises involved.
It has been widely acknowledged that many children with special education needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families have found lockdown particularly challenging. The sudden change of routine can be overwhelming and many parents have noted that their children have taken a step back in their learning and development.