Thank You John Pratt!

We’ve worked with John Pratt of Hamilton Pratt (one of Europes foremost franchise legal experts) for over 23 years, and his advice on franchise agreements has been invaluable. And we would like to thank him for his wonderful words on our 25th Birthday. “The Franchise Company has made a huge contribution to the development of…

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Newcastle Wine School receives top industry award for 25 franchise business

A Newcastle-based business owner has scooped the wine industry’s top award for education in recognition of the national success of his rapidly-expanding franchise network. Chris Powell, founder of localwineschool.com, the UK’s leading independent wine education network, has been presented with the Riedel WSET (Wine and Spirits Education Trust) Educator of the Year Award for the…

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The Franchise Company celebrates 25 years in business with the BFA

The Franchise Company is celebrating an impressive 25 years in business, a landmark achievement reached thanks to the long-term emphasis on the highest franchising standards by its directors. Founded in 1991 by Julie Waites, the consultancy has flourished from its north-east roots to become a truly international concern, with offices in London, Riga, Istanbul and…

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Barfia Continues its Growth

Indian premium dessert business Barfia continues to grow its business, and recently appointed its 9th franchisee. Established in 2014, the business has grown from a small industrial unit in West London into a world class brand that now exports to the USA, Middle East and incredibly India. Its network of franchisees are supplying high end…

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Franchisee Recruitment for New Franchisors

When a new franchisor begins to market franchises, they will likely experience lower closing rates and longer sales cycles, and it can often feel like it’s taking ages to recruit their first franchisees. However, taking the time to recruit the right franchisee will have huge benefits for the business. Recruiting franchisees can be a nightmare…

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Franchising in South Africa

Our colleague Julie Waites has just got back from South Africa, after working on a franchise project for a social enterprise that is growing. The week long trip has left her shattered, but it was a very exciting visit. ‘Franchising is really exploding in South Africa, and many commercial businesses and social enterprises are using…

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Business Suppport for Tees Valley

With the recent announcement of the BE Group that business funding is now available for a variety of projects, including franchising, we are seeing the re-emergence of business support in the North East and in particular the Tees Valley region. Prior to the recession, the North East had a fantastic business support structure for growing…

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The Franchise Company celebrate 25 successful years!

The Franchise Company is delighted to have achieved 25 successful years, providing consultancy services for franchisors operating across a wide range of business models and countries. Business models franchised have ranged from cleaning ovens to the Great North Run and from English & Maths tuition to domiciliary care. Julie Waites founded the consultancy business in…

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