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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,...

Meet the new boss of the Devon and Cornwall Business Council

Taking an astronaut’s eye view of the South West is key to identifying its strengths, says the new boss at Devon and Cornwall Business...

The 11 things you need to consider if you're on the verge of divorce

New Year is a time when many of us focus on making a fresh start. Perhaps it is that, combined with the aftermath of...

Controversial plans for massive industrial park on edge of Exeter resubmitted

Controversial plans for a massive industrial development on the edge of Exeter, that could create 1,600 new jobs, are back. Last September, Exeter Estates Ltd,...

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...

Dinosaur-themed park plan for Exmouth seafront

A dinosaur-themed park, complete with swings, slides, roundabouts and a pterodactyl nest to climb in and around is set to come to Exmouth seafront. East...

This is why Enigma nightclub in Newton Abbot closed – and it is 'unlikely...

A popular Devon nightclub that announced a shock closure on New Year’s Day is unlikely to reopen as a nightclub - and it closed...

How the Carillion collapse will affect Devon – including jobs, Exeter Prison and broadband

The rollout of broadband to some of Devon's more remote communities should escape impact from the collapse of construction giant Carillion. But there are fears...

Devon landlord returns to run his local pub threatened with closure five years ago

A landlord has fulfilled a boyhood dream of owning his local pub and bringing it back to its former glory. James Garnham, 38, has recently...

Small Cornwall firm Skylight Cinema's inflatable cinemas will be all over the UK this...

A Cornish company that hires outdoor cinema equipment to event organisers across the UK has grown from three events to more than 300 in...