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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 – 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...
A jealous husband phoned false bomb alerts into a Wetherspoon pub to try and stop...
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 Council. Dr Robin Daniels, the founder of Plymouth’s Redpill, a consultancy that specialises in innovation and...
New Year is a time when many of us focus on making a fresh start. Perhaps it is that, combined with the aftermath of the pressures of Christmas, which makes so many couples think about separation or divorce during...
A man has found what he believes to be a valuable whale dung stone while...
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, led by Exeter Chiefs chairman Tony Rowe, had permission for a 47,000 sq m employment...
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 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 Devon District Council has announced they are moving ahead with delivering new attractions and entertainment...
A popular Devon nightclub that announced a shock closure on New Year’s Day is unlikely to reopen as a nightclub - and it closed as it 'no longer made financial sense to stay open'. In a Facebook message to its...
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 that around 200 workers could be directly affected across the county. And the impact could be...
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 returned home to Clyst Hydon, East Devon to buy The Five Bells Inn. Read More James, a...
A Cornish company that hires outdoor cinema equipment to event organisers across the UK has grown from three events to more than 300 in just three years. Skylight Cinema, based in St Austell, is planning for major growth as the...