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  • Published on: January 5, 2016

    The recent floods have devastated large parts of the UK and Rainbow International franchisees have been on hand to provide restoration and cleaning services to people whose homes have been destroyed in the floods. Rainbow International know that they are recognised for their excellent customer service and have been rewarding their franchisees for upholding the brand values and supporting families...

  • Published on: December 30, 2015

    Parts of the UK saw 100mm of rainfall in just 24 hours on Boxing Day leaving hundreds without power and forcing families to evacuate their homes – and there’s more to come. Many parts of Northern England are affected by floods or storm damage. Our local loss assessors can be on site within 24 hours, decontaminating and stripping out before policyholders have even seen a loss...

  • Published on: December 18, 2015

    Storms Henry, Abigail, Barney, Clodagh, and most recently, Desmond have caused chaos nationwide during these winter months. The result of this being that many policyholders need the Aspray service more than ever. Storm Desmond has recently caused devastation in parts of Britain, particularly in the north of England and Scotland. The resultant flooding caused damage to homes and businesses; In...

  • Published on: December 17, 2015

    ‘Great To Work With’ is how Mac Tools describes itself and this is no idle boast as, for the second year running, the company has won the prestigious Continuous Improvement award at the annual Smith & Henderson Best Franchise Awards. The award was presented after Smith & Henderson asked franchisees from multiple businesses to anonymously score their franchisor on everything...

  • Published on: December 15, 2015

    Lisa Curteis, Director at Rosemary Bookkeeping, was recently interviewed by Share Radio. As a British Franchise Association (bfa) board member and with a newly acquired Qualified Franchise Professional (QFP) accreditation, Lisa stands as a voice of authority on the franchising sector. Lisa recently shared her expertise on franchising with Share Radio and is a prominent voice within the...

  • Published on: December 15, 2015

    Eve Whitmore, Kiddleydivey’s first franchisee, has really involved herself in the true spirit of being part of a franchise network. Eve’s offering her skills and knowledge to help out fellow franchisees in the network. For the last 18 months, Eve has been working with the team at Head Office to support new franchisees in the network with marketing their businesses. The franchise...

  • Published on: December 11, 2015

    As 2015 draws to a close the Mac Tools family of franchise holders continues to grow, as three new franchisees hit the road this month. For Anthony Halsey, Wayne Garrood and Paul Archer, the opportunity to become their own boss was the key to their choosing to take on a Mac Tools franchise, safe in the knowledge that they could combine the advantages of self-employment with the security of being...

  • Published on: December 11, 2015

    The HR Dept have just held their annual Licensee conference. The conference took place in Warwickshire and is a great chance for Licensees from all over the country to learn from each other and their Licensor. The conference was a huge success this year with 95 delegates in attendance and fantastic guest speakers. As a network with Licensees across the UK and Ireland who work closely together,...

  • Published on: December 10, 2015

    The beginning of the new year is usually a time for re-evaluating your current lifestyle, career and parts of your life you would like to change or improve. In January some people choose to make life changing decisions in regards to their career path, whether you choose to turn towards a new job, new business start-up or franchise opportunity, 2016 could be your year!   What do you want...

  • Published on: December 1, 2015

    Mac Tools products are extremely popular among motor technicians and it’s not hard to see why, given the quality and diversity of the range on offer. It is first-hand experience using them in garage environments that gives many of the company’s franchise holders their first experience of the brand. This is the case for the two newest recruits to the Mac Tools family; Steve Price and...

  • Published on: November 24, 2015

    Aspray host free, two hour discovery seminars for you to take your first step towards making your career dream a reality. An Aspray discovery seminar is the perfect opportunity to gain an introduction to the Aspray franchise proposition. This informal event will give you the opportunity to understand why Aspray is a leader in its field and give you an insight into why Aspray has an...

  • Published on: November 16, 2015

    Rainbow International have just unveiled their brand new look. They’ve given their business a complete makeover. So, what sparked the change? After nearly 30 years in business, Rainbow International decided it was time for a shake-up. They know that to stay ahead of their game they need to keep up with advances in technology and changes in the industry. Their new look is just another way...

  • Published on: November 13, 2015

    All franchises differ in the way that they recruit potential franchisees, however at some point through the process an interview should take place. Franchisors will also look for different qualities and skills in prospects dependent on the franchise industry. Here are tip’s as to how you might present yourself in a franchise interview and traits that franchisors may look for; Dress to...

  • Published on: November 6, 2015

    With Christmas fast approaching, the key challenge faced by many small businesses is late payments from their clients. Late payments is an extremely common problem with 85% of SMEs being affected. Many small businesses are turning to outsourced bookkeepers to help them keep their books in order and minimise the effect of these late payments on their businesses. Figures published by Bacs Payment...

  • Published on: November 6, 2015

    The HR Dept have just celebrated their 10th year of licensing. They marked the end of a successful decade and the beginning of another with a celebratory event in the territory of their first ever Licensee. Gemma Tumelty, Company Director, joined Tracey Hudson who was the HR Dept’s first Licensee back in October 2005 at Kenilworth Castle to mark the milestone. Tracey is still running her...

  • Published on: October 31, 2015

    To mark the 101st anniversary of the First World War, the Race of Remembrance is being run by the Mission Motorsport charity at Anglesey International circuit, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th November 2015. During the event 45 race teams will compete in a 1,000km endurance race and among the drivers there will be Mac Tools sponsored, Afghanistan veteran and double amputee Davie Birrell. During a...

  • Published on: October 30, 2015

    Mac Tools franchise holders make their businesses thrive by getting out on the road and servicing their customers’ needs. This commitment and determination to succeed can be seen in the examples set by Andy Harvey and Glenn Carpenter, who have been Mac men for six and 12 months respectively. Andy and Glenn have taken time out of their schedules to talk about their experiences of life on the...

  • Published on: October 23, 2015

    It’s been an exciting few months for Brand Mark Franchising. Having only launched earlier this year and gaining bfa affiliate accreditation, the business is already off to a flying start. End of year targets for growth have already been reached and look set to be exceededsubstantially. This is great news for Brand Mark Franchising because, as they become bigger and better, so will their...

  • Published on: October 23, 2015

    Do you have dreams and goals that you haven’t yet achieved?Achieving your goals can be tough, but the success at the end of a challenging journey is worthwhile. Whether your goal is to reach your ideal salary or to secure your dream job, these things don’t happen overnight. Here are some things to consider when you’re setting yourself a goal and ways to help you achieve...

  • Published on: October 22, 2015

    You may be reading this having experienced this problem. If so, you’ll know the main reason why. Recent research has revealed that 40% of small firms have been refused credit from a bank. The biggest reason: lack of clear bookkeeping! Lack of access to finance is SO EASY to fix! Get your books in good order and know your numbers! You may not be appearing on Dragon’s Den just yet, but...