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Care with a capital K – Kare Plus has their priorities right

December 20, 2011

This is a really exciting time for the healthcare industry. Established in 1989, Kare Plus is a recruitment agency that works within the healthcare market worth £Billions each year. Kare Plus franchisees manage the recruitment and placement of their workforce with the support of a head office team. Kare Plus is committed to excellent customer […]

Going it alone? You’ll never be on your own with FASTSIGNS

Jenny Boreham set up in FASTSIGNS® Chelmsford in 1996 after she split from her partner. She had started and established a training company working with large organisations so was no stranger to running a business but this time she was completely on her own – or so she thought. Jenny explains how she came to […]

FASTSIGNS: Much More Than Signs and Graphics

FASTSIGNS® is the global leader in the sign and graphics industry with over 540 franchises worldwide. For years they have been known for producing eye-catching signage and graphics of the highest quality at sensible prices but the UK and US Franchisors are not prepared to leave it there! FASTSIGNS Franchise Partners can now benefit from […]

Cafe2U: 3 great years with the world’s largest mobile coffee franchise

Faye Cochrane loves coffee and, having held management positions with coffee houses in the past, it didn’t take her long to choose Cafe2U as her new business venture. Just 3 years on, she has celebrated launching her third van onto the roads of Edinburgh! Cafe2U is the world’s largest mobile coffee franchise system and their […]

New Operations Director at Cafe2U Brings a Fresh Cup of Thinking

The world’s largest mobile coffee franchise Cafe2U has welcomed Will Vernon to the post of Operations Director. Will’s 21-year career with Whitbread including 4 years as Head of Brand Standards & Training at Costa shows Cafe2U’s drive to take its last 5 years of success in the UK and build an even brighter future. Tom […]

UK Franchisees Influence New Best Franchise Awards, Revealed by the Smith & Henderson, Franchise Satisfaction Benchmark

Smith & Henderson, a specialist franchise research firm, has announced today the winners of the inaugural Best Franchise Awards. This follows an industry-wide study of franchisee satisfaction, involving over 1,000 existing franchisees, to understand what franchisors best deliver on their promises, training, support, financial and non-financial rewards. “With almost 1,400 different franchise opportunities available in […]

How to Identify a Good Franchisor – Sarah Cook writes for Making Money Magazine, December 2011

December 2, 2011

With around 850 franchise packages on offer in the UK alone, there is plenty of choice available. So how do you start your search? Sarah Cook, Founder of Coconut Creatives, the franchise industry’s leading provider of marketing services for franchise recruitment, explains what you need to look out for. Among the total packages on offer, […]

Start Preparing NOW for a successful 2012 – Sarah Cook writes for Making Money Magazine, October 2011

November 17, 2011

Sarah Cook, Founding Partner of Coconut Creatives, the only marketing company to be accredited by the bfa offers her advice on preparing for a successful and sustainable 2012. Whether you are looking to start a business or buy a franchise, now is a really good time of year to ask yourself some questions. What will […]

Goldshield launches in the UK at Infection Prevention (IP) 2011

October 18, 2011

Coconut Creatives client, Goldshield launched in the UK last month! Goldshield is a new technology which was introduced to the UK public for the first time at the Infection Prevention Society Exhibition in September. This disinfectant is unlike any other disinfecting or bacteriostatic agents that will provide a long term residual protection on surfaces, equipment […]

Driver Hire: A Road to Success in South East London

September 5, 2011

If you are well organised, with great people skills and have the determination to build your own successful business, you should take a closer look at Driver Hire.