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One of the most successful business models of all time, the franchise has had a huge impact on industries and economies around the world. Countless entrepreneurs have used the franchise as their way into business and their path to...

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 times in his life. And he suggested that, when you meet someone who has lost...

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 – and the business model contributes a huge amount to the country’s economy. Thousands of people...
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, there are still a lot of people out there who aren’t absolutely sure what a...
Media playback is unsupported on your device The government has ordered a fast-track investigation into directors at the failed construction firm Carillion. The UK's second biggest...
Uber is introducing a new policy on drivers' hours across the UK next week, which it says will help to increase safety for drivers and passengers.A licensed driver on its app must take an uninterrupted six-hour break after 10...
Image caption Michelle said the driver's behaviour was "outrageous" Just Eat offered a £10 voucher to a woman who complained a delivery driver sent her unwanted messages.Michelle Midwinter...
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 all items like bags, straws, wrappers and cups from recycled or renewable materials, up from...
Franchise UK has asked MD of Clark James Recruitment, Paul Hulance, a bit about the Clark James business and how they have grown to become as successful as they are today. About Clark James Established in 2006 by two senior Directors...
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 "fatally flawed whitewash" after being hired to investigate alleged corruption at South Africa's tax-collection agency,...

'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 as the HS2 high-speed rail line and manages public service contracts including schools and prisons....
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 World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).Overall, the number of international tourist arrivals grew 7% in 2017 to...
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 contained in a paper on the impact of UK withdrawal from the European Union.It calculates...
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 to reach a deal to save the UK's second biggest construction company.Carillion ran into trouble...
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 of the introduction of a sugar tax on soft drinks from April this year.However, the...
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, our lives were turned upside down when plans to close our shop/filling station and sell...

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