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What are the most successful franchise brands?

One of the most successful business models of all time, the franchise has had a huge impact on industries and economies around the world....

Dear Carillion Employees

I once attended a seminar where Lee Iacocca (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Iacocca) was speaking. He is considered an extremely successful businessman but had been made redundant several...

History of franchising

These days, franchises are big business. In the UK alone, there are around 900 franchising brands – up from 718 ten years ago –...

Franchise Definition: What is a franchise?

What is a franchise? Although most people are aware of the term ‘franchise’, and many will have at least a vague understanding of its definition,...

Carillion directors to be investigated

Media playback is unsupported on your device The government has ordered...

Uber to introduce limit on drivers' hours

Uber is introducing a new policy on drivers' hours across the UK next week, which it says will help to increase safety for drivers...

Just Eat offers £10 to woman after a driver sent her...

Image caption Michelle said the driver's behaviour was "outrageous" Just Eat offered a...

McDonald's aims for fully recycled packaging by 2025

Fast food giant McDonald's has said all its packaging worldwide will come from sustainable sources by 2025. The restaurant chain will aim to get...

Interview with Clark James Managing Director Paul Hulance

Franchise UK has asked MD of Clark James Recruitment, Paul Hulance, a bit about the Clark James business and how they have grown to...

Peter Hain accuses London law firm of 'whitewash'

A British peer has accused UK-based law firm Hogan Lovells of helping to cover up corruption in South Africa.The firm had carried out a...

'That's it, go home'

Construction and services company Carillion has collapsed, putting thousands of jobs and pensions at risk. The firm is involved in major public projects such...

Spain to replace US as second most popular tourism spot

Spain is set to replace the US as the world's second most popular tourism location, with France retaining top spot, according to the UN...

Hard Brexit 'would cost Scots £12.7bn'

Scotland's economy would be £12.7bn a year worse off under a so-called hard Brexit, according to analysis by the Scottish government. The figure is...

Carillion collapse raises job fears

Construction giant Carillion has gone into liquidation, threatening thousands of jobs.The move came after talks between the firm, its lenders and the government failed...

Coca-Cola to cut bottle size but increase price in face of...

Coca-Cola has announced it will cut the size of a 1.75l bottle to 1.5l and put up the price by 20p in March, because...

Enjoying 10 Years of OSCAR Success

If ever an OSCAR Pet Food franchise fell into the right hands it had to be those of Steve and Jill Tubbs! “Ten years ago,...