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Domino’s UK names former Costa chief as CEO

Britain’s largest pizza delivery company Domino’s Pizza Group DOM.L on Tuesday named former Costa Coffee Chief Executive Officer Dominic Paul as its top boss replacing David Wild, whose departure was announced last year. Top Franchises for 2020 – Search our Directory   Paul, who led Costa Coffee from 2016 to 2019 ahead of its 3.9 […]

York yoga studio goes online to keep people fit during lockdown

A YORK couple have adapted their Yoga business to survive the coronavirus pandemic – and help everyone stay as fit while staying at home. Top Franchises for 2020 – Search our Directory   Victoria Chan, an ex-business analyst, and Oliver Milroy, a personal trainer and CrossFit coach, are the founders of Hotpod Yoga York. They […]

National care network in recruitment drive for key workers

CAREMARK has started a drive to recruit thousands of new staff into the domiciliary care sector, including in Northern Ireland. Top Franchises for 2020 – Search our Directory   The company – which has services in North Down, Ards and Belfast – is an established and highly regarded home care provider offering home care, personal […]

Meet the Dartford Coffee Blue barista delivering to workers on the Covid-19 frontline

Coffee Blue Franchise UK – Coffee chains may now be shut but one barista is still busy refuelling the nation’s army of key workers. Christine Kelly, 55, is delivering food and drinks to frontline staff operating from the Acorn and White Oak business parks in Dartford and Swanley. Top Franchises for 2020 – Search our […]

TaxAssist Accountants ramps up support and creates Coronavirus Hub

TaxAssist Accountants has rolled out a series of new initiatives to its network and created a dedicated Coronavirus Hub on its client website containing the latest support available for businesses affected by the pandemic. Top Franchises for 2020 – Search our Directory   In a week of unprecedented turmoil and change caused by the global […]

KFC donates food to 2,000 NHS workers in Essex

HARD-working NHS staff were boosted thanks to a free meal as KFC restaurants made huge donations. Top Franchises for 2020 – Search our Directory   Restaurants across Essex donated more than 2,000 meals to NHS staff across Basildon, Southend and Broomfield hospitals. The 18 chicken shops in the county, managed by Kefco Sales, have closed […]

Pre-school ballet classes for Bexley, Dartford and Bromley go online

Babyballet UK – It may all be about social distancing, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pull on your ballet togs and dance along from home. Jessie Lilley, the owner of babyballet in Dartford, Bexley, and Bromley, said: “I have had to pause my physical classes for pre-school children for now, due to coronavirus. Top […]

Dumbarton gym goers offer to continuing paying fees to keep business going

Dozens of fitness fanatics have voluntarily vowed to continue paying their monthly fees at a Dumbarton gym to help keep the business alive during the coronavirus crisis. Top Franchises for 2020 – Search our Directory   Energie Fitness – which is a family-run independent franchise – was forced to close its doors on Friday after […]

Cake Box Financially “Strong” As Covid-19 Forces Stores To Close

Cake Box Holdings PLC said on Tuesday it has a strong balance sheet as all of its franchised stores close. Top Franchises for 2020 – Search our Directory   Cake Box, which sells fresh cream cakes, has instructed all franchisees they should be closing down their stores until UK government advice on Covid-19 changes. The […]

Just Cuts Plea for immediate government action

Just Cuts Founder and CEO Denis McFadden is pleading with Government to follow the UK and NZ precedent and close hairdressing salons to protect the health of stylists and clients until COVID-19 is under control. Top Franchises for 2020 – Search our Directory   The Government must also move to ensure a rent freeze on […]

Creams ice cream parlour in Gravesend to open food bank to NHS and key workers

He has only been in the job three weeks but one worker at a popular ice cream parlour is doing his bit to help the community. Jamie Champion, 18, pitched the idea of turning the downstairs of Creams Cafe in Gravesend into a food bank after seeing the impact of panic buying in supermarkets. Top […]

Subway to close all stores from 5pm today to help contain outbreak

Subway is the latest chain to announce it will be shutting up shop today, with stores closing from 5pm in an effort to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. Top Franchises for 2020 – Search our Directory   Subway is temporarily closing all of its stores in the UK and Ireland from 5pm today. In a message […]