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New tyre and autocentre opening is second in the UK

A new Quick Lane Tyre & Autocentre has opened in Prestwich following substantial investment by TrustFord. Located on Bury New Road at junction 17 of the M60, the new site takes over a vacant independent garage and car dealership, bringing an influx of new jobs to the local area. Top Franchises for 2019 – Search […]

Quest Apartment Hotels awarded nation’s first 5-star franchise rating

Accommodation franchise Quest Apartment Hotels has achieved a major milestone, being named as the country’s first system with a 5-star rating under the Australian Franchise Rating Scale. The objective rating system was introduced by franchise market research and consulting company, FRANdata back in March, following a successful US initiative. Top Franchises for 2019 – Search […]

Clean break in store for Chorley salesman with franchise

A SALESMAN who swapped pneumatics and hydraulics for oven cleaning is hoping to reap his own rewards. Peter Truesdale, 39, has launched Chorley-based Ovenu, after more han a decade with Preston’s Tom Parker Ltd. Top Franchises for 2019 – Search our Directory   And he already has plans to widen his valeting franchise, once he […]

Hotel Chocolat to set up shop in Bishop’s Stortford

Hotel Chocolat is on its way to Bishop’s Stortford with a new store in Jackson Square. The British chocolatier and cocoa grower, with over 80 shops in the UK, is hoping for a sweet future in the former Scott Sports premises. Top Franchises for 2019 – Search our Directory   The Intersport franchise shut at […]

Chester noodle bar Wok&Go heads to the Algarve

A NOODLE bar business which began life in Chester has made it to mainland Europe. Wok&Go has opened its first branch in the Vila Nova De Portimão, Faro, Portugal, with its first day of trading on July 3 proving a busy lunchtime. Des Pheby, the founder of Wok&Go, recently signed a franchise agreement with BrandPlus […]

Elm Park Domino’s Pizza in bid to extend opening hours to 3am

A Domino’s Pizza takeaway in Elm Park is applying to extend its opening hours to 3am despite opposition from Havering Council’s planning department. The Domino’s in Tadworth Parade applied to the borough’s licensing team on June 8 for permission to change its opening hours from 9am-1am to 11am-3am. Top Franchises for 2019 – Search our […]

Uxbridge Businessman Claims Major Accolade At Flagship Franchising Awards

Driver Hire franchisee Ed Pockney has been announced as the winner of the Business Transformation category at the 2019 bfa HSBC Franchise Awards, held at the Vox, Birmingham. Ed, who was a financial stockbroker for over two decades before becoming a Driver Hire franchisee, managed to claim the accolade after presenting exceptional growth since taking […]

‘Uber for cleaners’ Fantastic Services targets nationwide growth

App-based commercial services company Fantastic Services has introduced the first of ‘Master Franchisees’ in the UK as it targets growth. The London-based business – which provides services including cleaning, gardening, landscaping and removals – has put Vanya and Hristo Yankovi in control of operations in Oxfordshire. Top Franchises for 2019 – Search our Directory   […]

Bristol fried chicken chain Miss Millie’s reveals possible locations for new stores

Bristol’s Miss Millie’s has revealed possible locations for a number of new stores. The popular fried chicken chain has been sold for an undisclosed sum to a new company in the restaurant sector. Top Franchises for 2019 – Search our Directory   The buyer for the business, who has not yet been revealed, wants to […]

Isuzu UK dealer network expands with seven new sites

Isuzu has added seven new dealerships to its UK network, bringing the total number of franchisees to 105. This year’s new additions follow the appointment of five new dealers for the Japanese brand in 2018. Top Franchises for 2019 – Search our Directory   William Brown, Isuzu (UK) manager director, said: “We’re delighted to welcome […]

Costa Coffee set to open in Handforth, Cheshire

The fastest growing coffee shop in the UK will open its doors in the Paddock, Handforth, Cheshire on July 23rd providing local people with ‘the nation’s favourite’ coffee experience for the first time. For the family-owned franchise behind the Costa Coffee brand in the North West – Sim Trava – and commercial landlords Orbit Developments, […]

Driver Hire Wins Franchisor of the Year at Flagship Franchising Awards

Driver Hire has claimed Franchisor of the Year at the 2019 bfa HSBC Franchise Awards, held at the Vox, Birmingham. Driver Hire, the transport logistics recruitment agency, has been shortlisted 13 times in the last 14 years in the Franchisor of the Year category at the awards, hosted by the British Franchise Association, a record, […]