While cupcakes are synonymous with the UK food scene today, that wasn’t the case in 2004. Hummingbird Bakery founder Tarek Malouf took a serious punt.
A luxury cat hotel group has expanded its presence with a new five-star branch, satisfying cat owners by offering their pets the paw-fect time away from home.
With the way his business is run, Steve Byrne has been able to experiment with smarter working practices and believes others would be silly not to as well.
With almost half of Brits currently in the market for a gym membership, data suggests entrepreneurs and investors seeking a new challenge would do well to consider embracing a fitness venture – particularly one of the franchised variety.
Owning a franchise business can be an attractive option; especially for those looking for a greater work/life balance and the flexibility of juggling family commitments alongside an independent and rewarding career. As such, Caroline Crabbe, general manager at Jo Jingles unveils a few tips on how to succeed in the franchise world.
Homeware, accessories and clothing retail brand Cath Kidston has bought the Japanese franchise business of its offering, on the back of double-digital sales growth in the country.
Kate Lester, CEO and founder of Diamond Logistics, is a businesswoman on a mission to revolutionise the UK logistics industry, we found out in the aftermath of our First Women Awards recognition.
King Digital Entertainment shares fell in pre-market trading after the Candy Crush mobile game maker warned that it would see softer financial results heading into the middle of the year.
Since opening its doors in 1999, Shakeaway, which dubs itself as “the world’s largest milkshake bar company”, has been rapidly expanding across the UK – and more recently the Middle East, India, and US.
Since Oscar season in February 2014, movie and entertainment stocks have been outperforming and continuing to advance. In the first days of May 2015, however, the tide has turned with every stock in the sector except for Disney posting a loss.
We are asked frequently by franchisors how far they can go to restrict a franchisee from competing with their businesses during and after termination of the franchise agreement. Paul Cox uses a recent court battle as a case in point.
Rik Hellewell, franchising expert and founder of oven valeting business Ovenu, talks about the advantages of setting up a franchise compared to growing a business organically.