Brexit – what does it mean for UK franchising?

Brexit – what does it mean for UK franchising?

What a difference a few days make! While the result of the Referendum was widely expected to be close, there is a sense that even those advocating ‘Leave’ were surprised by the result. It is far too soon to know what the outcome will be on the franchise industry and the best advice to our clients is to carry on as before.

bfa Annual Conference

bfa Annual Conference

While the rest of the country might be heading to the polling stations, the Owen White franchise team will be heading to Nottingham to attend the British Franchise Association’s annual conference on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th June.

A Franchisor’s Guide to dealing with troublesome franchisees

A Franchisor’s Guide to dealing with troublesome franchisees

That old truism, the 80/20 rule will tell you that in your franchise network 20% of the people will be taking up 80% of your time. These may be franchisees who are under-performing, not co-operating or even rebelling against the systems you are trying to impose, through your franchise agreement, operations manual and the evolution […]

Can any business be franchised?

Can any business be franchised?

An interesting question and one which has the answer – ‘it depends’! A franchise comprises a licence to allow another party to operate the franchisor’s business. So the first element that must exist before a franchise is launched is a business, not an idea, but a real business with an operating track record that shows […]