Darlington based Patchwork People required help in developing their social franchise system. The social enterprise specialises in helping children, young people and families,by assisting in finding and developing enterprising solutions to the delivery of local services. The Franchise Company worked with Patchwork People to develop their social franchise model which was used to take the organisation to the next stage of development. Patchwork People became one of the winners of the “Big Venture Challenge” 2013-2104 and subsequently raising investment for the establishment of its first two social franchise pilots.
FoodCycle approached The Franchise Company as they needed assistance in the development of their social franchise system. Lead consultant Julie Waites headed the project, and she made the model and the supporting documentation that was needed. Julie’s unique mix of business format franchising experience and an understanding and awareness of the challenges faced by organisations in the third sector was invaluable. ‘We could not have developed our social franchise system so efficiently and quickly without The Franchise Company and their support’ said Kieran Daly (Head of Programmes). The franchise was launched in the summer of 2013 and within three months the first three franchise pilots were appointed.
MACC is based in Châtellerault (Mid West of France). During the 19th century Châtellerault was known for its cutlery and sword making industries, and in 1816 became a specialised area in France producing small arms for the French Government. MACC also hold patents for a range of specialist equipment they have designed and of course supply. Overseas development took place in other European countries during the 1990’s including the UK and an operation in Germany was started in 2007. MACC now has over 50 years successful experience of supplying its specialist range of products and equipment and generates annual sales in excess of 43million euros.
The French parent company has been operating in the UK for over 3 years and approached The Franchise Company to assist them with their franchise development process, including franchise marketing. The Franchise Company now works closely with MACC in their UK franchise operations.
Started by James and Abby Brindley and based around Rainham in Kent. The Mobile Farm takes small farm animals to schools and playgroups so that children can get close to the animals they see in fields in the countryside. But there is a lot more for the children to understand and benefit from the visits because James and Abby have developed a unique educational link designed to fulfil important elements of the National Curriculum key stages. The Franchise Company provided a range of franchising consultancy support, including franchise modelling and recruitment support.
The Franchise Company is working closely with an exciting new franchise opportunity. Jawed Habib, who is a well known character in franchising circles in India with over 300 franchised hair salons, is launching a new hair express service soon in central London.
Ken Rostron has managed this project and has previous experience of international development and master franchise business models, and has worked with Jawed’s team in India to adapt their franchise model to the UK marketplace.
The project is an interesting one that has required a lot of time liaising between the client and other UK professionals such as property agents, lawyers and specialist salon designers.
The Franchise Company will continue to be involved with the UK expansion of the JH HairXpreso brand next year.
Established in 1997, Punch Taverns are one of the UK’s largest pub companies, with a portfolio of around 5,000 pubs nationwide. Punch were the first major pub to introduce a BIIBAS – the pub industry accredited Code of Practice that clearly outlines ways of working and its commitments to licensees.
In 2012, the company approached The Franchise Company to assist with the development of a business format franchise system for its licensed properties.
The Franchise Company provided support in developing all aspects of the Punch franchise system with a view to gaining membership of the British Franchise Association and launching the franchise recruitment activity.
CHIPS are one of the UK’s leading independent retailers of computer game hardware and software. Based in North East England, CHIPS was established in the early 1980s. The company first looked at franchising in the late 90s, as a result of interest from prospective franchisees, and appointed The Franchise Company to help with developing a viable franchise format and system.
Following a feasibility study, we developed a complete franchise package, infrastructure and business plan. We also developed retail and franchise operations manuals, franchisee training programmes and the franchise agreement, and then launched the franchise at the National Franchise Exhibition at the NEC in October 2000.
We developed and executed a PR campaign, which resulted in the CHIPS franchise getting significant exposure during the launch period in a wide variety of national, local and franchise media, including a front page feature in Business Franchise Magazine.
We are now retained to help the business to achieve national coverage and become the leading independent computer games retailer in the UK, via franchising.
Ovenu Franchising Ltd
Ovenu is an oven valeting service which was established in 1994 and by 2001 the company had 18 franchisees operating. Ovenu approached The Franchise Company in 2002, seeking help with expanding its operations and further developing its franchise system.
The Franchise Company has assisted Ovenu in a number of areas including its franchise marketing, recruitment and procedures. We’ve designed and produced new marketing materials and been involved hands-on with recruiting new franchisees.
Nova International are organisers of the Great North Run (amongst other events) and approached The Franchise Company with a view to expanding their operations overseas. Following a feasibility study, we developed a complete franchise package, infrastructure and business plan.
The Franchise Company initially assisted Motivation & Co to develop it’s franchise system and documentation and now provides ongoing support re franchisee recruitment and franchise network development.
Palletways are one of the UK’s biggest next day delivery and freight transportation companies and have a large presence throughout the country. The company wanted to expand its operations both in the UK and Europe and approached The Franchise Company.
Following a feasibility study, we developed a complete franchise package, infrastructure and business plan.
Tiffinbites – V8 Gourmet
Tiffinbites is an Indian fast food concept which was developed by Jamal Hirani and has outlets throughout London. The company is innovative in the way it services food, via its tiffin concept. Tiffinbites wanted to expand its operations through franchising and approached The Franchise Company to assist in its development.
Following a feasibility study, we developed a complete franchise package, infrastructure and business plan. We also developed an operation and franchise manuals, franchisee training programmes and the franchise agreement. The company also worked with Tiffinbites to develop extensive marketing material to promote the franchise.
Prudential are one of the worlds leading insurance and financial services companies. Seeing an opportunity in parts of the financial services market, the company wanted to establish a network of franchisees who would work to build businesses with these gaps in the market. To help them, they approached The Franchise Company.
Following a feasibility study, we developed a complete franchise package, infrastructure and business plan, and worked closely with the company to develop recruitment strategies and marketing materials which promoted the franchise to the wider financial services sector.