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Happy 20th OSCAR Anniversary

Neil and Shelley Harvey, OSCAR Pet Foods Market Drayton Top Franchises for 2020 – Search our Directory   In the twenty years since Neil and I started our business times have changed. Especially, when it comes to meeting customer’s needs. And 2020 is proving to be no exception! Pre Covid, our customers enjoyed the benefits […]

Cake Box to open 20 new franchise stores by March

Cake Box Holdings PLC (LON:CBOX) said it expects to open around 20 new franchise stores during the current financial year ending in March despite COVID-19 uncertainty. Top Franchises for 2020 – Search our Directory   A new warehouse and distribution facility in Coventry is also forecast to open in the second half. Its estate, which […]

Babyballet Dartford lockdown classes prove a hit as dance school lands double celebration at national awards

A dance school which kept twinkle-toed toddlers occupied online during the first lockdown has scooped a national award. The Babyballet franchise in Dartford has been named among the most loved music, dance or performing arts activities in the UK. Top Franchises for 2020 – Search our Directory   It scooped the major accolade at the […]

Costcutter Supermarkets Group celebrates another successful Co-op franchise conversion

Costcutter Supermarkets Group (CSG) reports it is celebrating a further successful franchise conversion by transforming its company-owned store in Fremington, North Devon to a Co-op store. Top Franchises for 2020 – Search our Directory   CSG’s says that its market-leading business growth transformation programme, Shopper First, proved instrumental in helping the store develop and deliver […]

Molly Maid recognised for award-winning franchisee support

The Best Franchise Awards recognises exceptional UK franchisors as rated by their franchisees and Molly Maid have once again received the prestigious 5-star rating. Top Franchises for 2020 – Search our Directory   The 2020 awards will be one for the record books considering the significant efforts leading franchisors like Molly Maid have delivered to […]

Dream Doors Stoke achieves a record-breaking monthly turnover of more than £222,000

A family-run Dream Doors franchise for Stoke has achieved the highest monthly turnover for a showroom of £222,566, setting a new company record for the kitchen makeover brand. Top Franchises for 2020 – Search our Directory   Allan James, a former engineer and the Dream Doors franchisee, employs five members of his family, sons Glyn […]

German Doner Kebab hires former Nando’s exec

German Doner Kebab, which is set to open 12 restaurants by the end of 2020 in the UK, has appointed Rich Collie as head of Project Management. Collie, who has worked for Nando’s over the past eight years as a project manager, will oversee the build-out of GDK’s expansion plans, which includes opening 40 restaurants […]

TaxAssist directors share future plans at first virtual regional meetings

TaxAssist Group directors have hosted nine virtual interactive meetings, delivering key messages to the TaxAssist Accountants network. Top Franchises for 2020 – Search our Directory   With COVID-19 preventing face-to-face regional meetings this year, TaxAssist Accountants took the opportunity to move these important annual events online, to great success with all franchisees attending the one […]

Code Ninjas coding schools spread around UK

US-based kids coding franchise Code Ninjas is live in six UK locations and plans to open a further 22 around the nation. Budding ‘ninjas’ can enjoy coding, gaming and drone building at locations in Hampshire, Greater London, Hertfordshire and Berkshire. Top Franchises for 2020 – Search our Directory   The next round of launches will […]

Wok&Grow! How an Asian noodle bar franchise continues to grow in a difficult economy

Lime Licensing Group fast-tracks Wok&Go’s expansion across the UK with 100 stores set to open over the next five years. Top Franchises for 2020 – Search our Directory   Despite the state of the economy, franchising is still holding up well, as is demonstrated by Asian noodle bar concept Wok&Go which is set to open […]

Self-storage company easyStorage launches franchise in Dorset

A SELF-storage company that brings “pods” to customers’ doors has welcomed its first franchisees based in Dorset. Family and business partners Spencer Bowley, Anita Bowley and Connor Budny will run easyStorage, covering the county and its neighbours Hampshire, Wiltshire and Somerset. Top Franchises for 2020 – Search our Directory   easyStorage, part of a family […]

Snap Fitness takes back UK and Ireland franchising rights from master developer

Snap Fitness has ended its agreement with its master franchisee for the UK and Ireland markets, by ‘reacquiring’ the territory. Top Franchises for 2020 – Search our Directory   Snap had signed a master development agreement with fitness startup TwentyTwoYards in 2014, with the aim of opening 200 locations in four years. That was followed […]