MyWaggyTails launches multi-entry pet care franchise

August 26, 2019

Pet care provider MyWaggyTails has launched a multi-entry pet care franchise, designed to care for the nation’s nine million pet dogs.

MyWaggyTails offers three dog-care franchises options. The Dog Walking franchise including pet sitting and home visits, is the lowest commitment at £1,999 followed by the Home Boarding franchise, priced at £4,999. The Doggy Day-Care package takes pet care to a grander scale building a business from rural land or a sub-urban, industrial unit. With a buy-in price of £9,999, this extended services franchise offer cover everything from play, exercise, interactive games, training, agility and more through to grooming and spa treatments.

After the initial investment, a flat subscription fee or percentage charge kicks in from month seven, according to the franchise choice.

MyWaggyTails franchise provides comprehensive business and marketing support to help individuals plan, launch, grow and profit from their new venture. It assists franchisees through the initial planning, the legal obligations such as licensing and insurance, as well as training in canine first aid, behaviour and welfare.

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It also prepares the individual on the key aspects of running a dog business from documentation to payment, along with marketing essentials such as website designs, promotional literature and social media. Training and development are also offered on an on-going basis once the franchise has launched.

Randle Stonier, founder of MyWaggyTails, said: “Propelled by the success of my sister Mitch’s business, MyWaggyTails offers a dog-focussed ‘business in a box’, with three, affordable fixed price options to choose from, with three levels of service to help would-be pet entrepreneurs choose what works for them and their finances.

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“Our franchise options enable individuals to get their business going quickly, with the aid of the MyWaggyTails brand, expertise, training blueprint, marketing skills, operational know-how and processes. We minimise the risk of failure and increases the chances of success. We are excited to introduce our competitively-priced, dog franchise portfolio to both the pet and franchise sector.”


Source: Pet Gazette

Finalists announced for the Franchise Marketing Awards 2019

August 24, 2019

Featuring brands from a broad range of business sectors – from children’s activities to pet care, business consultancy to healthcare providers – the announcement of the Franchise Marketing Awards 2019 finalists celebrates exemplary marketing support being provided to franchisees across the country.

The winners of the awards, sponsored by Business Franchise magazine, will be announced at The National Franchise Exhibition at the NEC, Birmingham, on Friday 4 October.

Competition for these highly coveted awards is proving fierce. The judging panel are carefully considering each of the entries, looking for examples of innovative practice and demonstrable results.

This year’s judging panel is comprised of:
Pip Wilkins, Chief Executive of the British Franchise Association (bfa). With 20 years’ experience in the franchise sector, Pip is highly regarded for her dedication and depth of knowledge.

Donna King, Franchise Director at HSBC. Donna is a key member of HSBC’s dedicated franchise team and has extensive knowledge of the inner workings of the franchise industry.

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Jane Masih, Managing Director at Owen White Solicitors. Jane heads up the franchising team at Owen White Solicitors and has over 20 years’ experience advising franchisors on the development of their networks.

Adam Shoefield, Director at Smithfield Agency. Adam has over 25 years’ experience in advertising, media planning and buying. He currently runs his own agency and works with many franchisees and franchisors.The 2019 Franchise Marketing Awards finalists are:

Best Website

Boogie Beat
Drain Doctor
Dream Doors
Driver Hire
Easy Living Mobility
énergie Fitness
Expense Reduction Analysts
Fantastic Services
Mess Around
Minster Cleaning Services
Right At Home

Best Print Advert

Dream Doors
Home Instead Senior Care
Kare Plus
Razzamataz Theatre Schools

Best PR Campaign

Bright & Beautiful
Fantastic Services
Home Instead Senior Care

Best Online Marketing Campaign

Dream Doors
Expense Reduction Analysts
Sandler Training
Thomas Cleaning
Tutor Doctor
Venture Studios

Best Franchisee Marketing Support

Antal International
Anytime Fitness
The Creation Station
Dream Doors
Fantastic Services
Heritage Healthcare
Radfield Home Care
Right At Home
Sandler Training
Tutor Doctor

Best Overall Marketing Campaign

Anytime Fitness
The Creation Station
Dream Doors
Expense Reduction Analysts
Puddle Ducks
Razzamataz Theatre Schools
Stagecoach Performing Arts
Turtle Tots

The award ceremony will take place immediately after The National Franchise Exhibition at 5pm on Friday 4 October. To reserve a free ticket to the ceremony, please RSVP to Sarah McConnell on by 28 September.

Source: The Franchise Magazine

Glasgow set for its first broccoli pizza and pasta food spot

August 23, 2019

Broccoli Pizza and Pasta will soon be serving up fresh Italian food – including Nutella pizza – to hungry punters on Sauchiehall Street.

Get ready Glasgow foodies, there’s a new broccoli pizza and pasta spot opening soon in the city.

Broccoli Pizza and Pasta will be serving up fresh Italian food in the form of pizzas, pastas, lasagnas, soups and salads to hungry punters on Sauchiehall St, taking over the space vacated by hair and nail salon Rebel Rouge along from Nico’s.

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Breakfasts will also be on offer as well as (wait for it) Nutella pizzas for those with a sweet tooth at the spot, which is the Dubai based franchise’s second opening in the UK (after Leicester).

Broccoli Pizza and Pasta currently operates 132 stores across the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt, Kuwait, India, Bahrain and Pakistan, with the Glasgow store among a further 52 in the pipeline.

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The news of the new opening comes not long after we reported how iconic late night food spot The Noodle Bar had shut its doors just down the road on Sauchiehall Street – news that prompted a massive response from those who used to frequent it.

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We don’t yet have a date for the opening. But stay tuned, we’ll update you all when we do.

By Craig Williams

Source: Glasgow Live

Home Instead Senior Care franchise for Crewe and Nantwich closes

August 23, 2019

The Home Instead Senior Care franchise covering Nantwich and Crewe has ceased trading, it has been confirmed.

The franchise, known as Redshank Senior Care Services, was based at Frederick House on Beam Heath Way Nantwich.

It employed staff who care for elderly clients in their own homes.

Bosses at Home Instead head office in Warrington say all staff and clients have been kept on and are now working from head office.

The Crewe and Nantwich franchise had been run for over 10 years by Dawn Sime (pictured) until August 1.

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There are thought to be more than 50 care people who work for them part time and full time and also nearly 60 clients.

These clients are based in Nantwich, Crewe, Alsager, Sandbach, Church Lawton, Madeley, Malpas and Whitchurch.

A spokesperson for Home Instead group said: “We can confirm that Redshank Senior Care Services in Crewe has ceased trading.

“The company was operating under the Home Instead Senior Care brand.

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“Home Instead Senior Care operates a nationwide network of more than 200 franchised offices, delivering outstanding home care.

“As a responsible franchisor, Home Instead’s paramount concern is for the wellbeing of the company’s clients and their staff, including caregivers.

“We are committed to providing a quality service and to ensure continuity of care for clients.

“All of the company’s caregivers and all clients’ care has been transferred to a neighbouring franchised office in Northwich, ensuring a seamless transition.

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“There has been no disruption to the care of any clients during this period.”

Dawn Sime and the Crewe and Nantwich franchise had moved to larger premises at Frederick House in May 2017 after leaving Worleston.

Source: The Nantwich News

Recruitment specialist invests in franchise

August 22, 2019

A recruitment specialist has bought Driver Hire’s Stoke franchise.

Driver Hire has a nationwide network of franchised offices providing temporary and permanent drivers and other logistics staff.

Paul Crossley has taken on the business after more than 10 years working as a client relationship manager for Paystream, which provides payroll and accountancy services for recruitment agencies and contractors.

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Crossley said: “Working for myself has always been a long-term plan. But it’s actually come to fruition a bit earlier than I’d expected.

“I’ve bought the franchise with a view to growing it and, as my own boss, benefiting directly from its success.”

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Graham Duckworth, Driver Hire’s franchise sales director said: “Paul’s background in a recruitment-related business, has given him a perfect combination of skills for running a successful franchise.”

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By Alex Turner

Source: The Business Desk

American chain Taco Bell wants to come to Cardiff

August 21, 2019

American fast food giant Taco Bell is set to come to Cardiff .

The Tex-Mex franchise has applied to for a licence to open a site on St Mary Street in the capital.

The largest chain of its kind in the world is hugely popular in the US and this would be the only branch in Wales.

The firm that owns Taco Bell, Yum Brands, also owns Pizza Hut and KFC. But Taco Bell is consistently the best performer in terms of sales. The firm’s revenue for the second quarter of 2019 was $1.31 billion.

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A licensing application has been made on behalf of Taco Bell for the former Wok & Go on one of the busiest streets in the city centre.

Some of the chain’s most popular choices on their menu include the Crunchwrap Supreme, a tortilla stuffed with chicken, beef or beans served in a shell, and the Big Bell box which combines a burrito, taco, nachos and churros all in one box.

They also offer a quesadilla stuffed with three different variety of cheese, a spicy “volcano burrito” and fries smothered in nacho-cheese sauce, beef, sour cream and salsa.

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The chain was founded in 1962 and there are now more than 7,500 restaurants across the world.

In January industry publication Food Service Equipment Journal reported that Taco Bell were targeting 200 UK stores within the next five years.

The application was made in the name of Campana Ltd with the postal address of the premises listed as Taco Bell at 92 St Mary Street.

It asks to sell alcohol for consumption on and off the premises seven days a week from 10am until midnight, and the provision of “late night refreshment on Monday to Sunday from 11am until 3am.

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Cardiff Council received the application on August 15 and the consultation period lasts until September 12.

The chain already has a number of restaurants across the UK, including two in London.

Taco Bell UK have been approached for comment.

By Thomas Deacon

Source: Wales Online

No green thumb, but odds in author’s favour

August 21, 2019

ADMITTING he “didn’t have a clue” about garden care or even being a franchisee didn’t deter Hastings resident Richard Harrison from taking up the first Jim’s Mowing franchise in the UK in 2005.

For Harrison, the goal was to make enough money to pay for his and his former wife’s European holiday.

“I thought, how hard can it be?” the recently published author said.

Looking back all these years later he has written a light-hearted memoir, The Export Gardener, about a clumsy optimist who travels to England and decides that affluent Sevenoaks in Kent is the ideal place to launch the iconic Australian garden maintenance franchise.

The book chronicles Harrison’s gardening mishaps as he services eccentric clients while recruiting franchisees and taking up village cricket after a 20-year absence from the game.

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The Women’s Premier Cricket umpire, who is studying Italian at U3A Mornington, said the genesis of his involvement in the business came about when the law firm where his former wife was working was asked to help debut the licensed mowing venture in the UK.

“I’d been working in advertising up until then so it was a complete departure for me business-wise,” he said.

“I had a big-picture view and was more interested in helping build the business across the country – it eventually signed up 40-odd franchisees – but I decided to take up one of the franchises thinking, how hard can it be?”

Very hard it seems. From chopping down the wrong tree, solving a seemingly impossible watering puzzle, to the bombshell that ended it all, his memoir is a read for those looking to see the funny side of life.

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Harrison has also written a second book, First Tuesday, which is a complete departure from garden maintenance, although both depend to a greater or lesser degree on grass. It also involves a Mornington horse trainer.

The plot is set five days before a Melbourne Cup Carnival when champion jockey Alan Da Silva is brutally murdered in a late night hit-and-run in the Crown Casino car park.

Da Silva had been booked to ride Lord Melbery, the pre-race favourite owned by ruthless casino boss Albert Maressmo.

Rumours abound that Da Silva was threatening to blow the whistle on the race fix Maressmo had orchestrated the previous year – a fix that netted him millions from the bookies.

Inspector Frank Dennis is assigned to the case. A former jockey himself, Dennis is all too familiar with the various distractions and temptations associated with the turf.

Oblivious to all the drama surrounding Da Silva, Mornington trainer Jack Morgan is busy preparing his five-year-old mare Star Chaser for the big race.

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“I’ve always been a big fan of racing and started to flesh out the plot when I was at school,” Harrison said.

“Racing is great theatre: It has great character such as battling trainers, jockeys struggling with their weight and all the drama of big races.

“Just think of the Melbourne Cup: It draws 100,000 people to watch magnificent animals perform and, in the background, is all the drama of a whodunit.”

Harrison said he spends lots of time at Mornington racecourse and walks along Balnarring beach in the mornings watching track work. He’s got to know trainers and riders and appreciates the tapestry that unites them.

“Tuesday was a lot of fun to write and I’m aiming for a sequel,” he said. “The police inspector is one character who I can carry through as he’s quite complex.”

By Stephen Taylor

Source: MP News

Bucks mum Laura wants kids to get into languages

August 20, 2019

A Buckingham mumpreneur is set to bring language lessons to kids in the area, after setting up a new franchise business that teaches French and Spanish.

Former school teacher, Laura Langley, 37, who lives in Buckingham will open a Kidslingo franchise in September, teaching French and Spanish to children from birth to age 11. Her offering will operate in areas around Buckingham, Bicester, Winslow and Leighton Buzzard.

Kidslingo is a children’s language franchise business that teaches French and Spanish to over 12,000 babies, toddlers and primary school kids through a national network of over 130 franchisees and tutors.

Its innovative approach is based on the science of learning, and uses a clever mix of music, games, Makaton, role-play, drama and storytelling. Kidslingo works with private families, preschools, nurseries and primary schools all over the UK.

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Prior to Kidslingo, Laura worked as a secondary languages teacher at Akeley Wood. She said:

After 14 years in secondary education, I was ready for a fresh challenge. Setting up a Kidslingo franchise seemed the perfect way to combine my love of languages and a passion for teaching.

Not only that, but it means that I can carry on doing what I love, without missing out on precious time with my own children. Learning languages is so important, and I am really excited about being able to inspire the very youngest of learners to love languages, through fun, interactive and memorable lessons.

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She said: “I have encouraged my own children to take an interest in languages, and seeing them both respond so well to learning Spanish from a young age at school really motivated me to pursue this opportunity to teach younger learners.

“If anyone is looking for language lessons that make the grade, please get in touch!”


Source: Bucks Herald

Refresh Renovations adds three franchisees

August 20, 2019

Three new franchisees have joined Refresh Renovations over the last three months, expanding the brand’s footprint into fresh territories.

Mark Zilm, general manager and director of Refresh Renovations Australia, said, “It’s fantastic to see new, great quality franchisees joining Refresh who I know will be great advocates for the brand with exceptional customer service. The other great thing is that all these new franchisees will be operating in territories that we aren’t covering now.”

From IT and finance to renovations franchise

Two couples who have already opened the doors to their franchises have made dramatic shifts from their previous careers. All four franchisees are enthusiastic home renovators who are eager to share their passion with other homeowners. In fact Scott and Narelle Narscott renovated their homes for profit, which has seen them move four times in the past six years.

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The Narscotts in July opened a Refresh Renovations franchise servicing Sydney suburbs such as Ryde, Parramatta, Baulkham Hills and Blacktown.

The pair had worked in the IT industry for 30 and 20 years respectively. Scott takes on the business and project manager role.

Jason and Michelle Zielinski had 25 years experience between them in the financial services and advisory sector. They set up a new franchise in Western Australia in May 2019. Their success is already being seen across the Inner City of Perth, as well as North East and North West of the capital.

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The third franchisee is set to open the latest franchise next month. Refresh Renovations is keeping the location a secret until the official launch date is announced.

Expansion will continue as the franchisor plans to grant another five new franchise territories before the end of 2019. Franchisees work from home, backed up by support from head office.

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Refresh Renovations has more than 45 franchise units operating across Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the US.

By Sarah Stowe

Source: Franchise Business

‘Anti-franchise franchise’ Fit Body Boot Camp plans 200 new locations

August 19, 2019

Fitness franchise Fit Body Boot Camp has revealed that it has more than 200 new locations under development.

Founded in 2009 by entrepreneur Bedros Keuilian, the concept is based on providing 30-minute HIIT sessions and professional guidance at a “fraction of the cost” of personal training.

The brand has grown rapidly across the US – and also has locations in the UK, Australia and Canada – and was recently listed on Inc. Magazine’s list of fastest-growing private companies in the US.

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Keuilian has branded Fit Body Boot Camp as the “anti-franchise franchise”, as it has no percentage-based royalty fees like many other franchises.

Rather, all franchisees pay a monthly flat rate that allows them to grow their business without giving an increasing percentage to the franchisor.

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“The last few years have been a time of tremendous development for our brand as we have grown to nearly 500 locations with another 200+ in development,” Keuilian, founder and CEO said.

By Tom Walker

Source: Health Club Management