Friends and Affiliates

By July 9, 2012 No Comments

 Growth Accelerator


GrowthAccelerator is a unique service led by the country’s leading growth specialists and it provides businesses with new connections, new routes to investments and the new ideas and strategy they need to achieve their full potential.

We are a training and coaching provider for the service and we help GrowthAccelerator clients develop their leadership and management teams through match-funded projects.

To find out more click here



EWIF is a new and exciting organisation dedicated to encouraging women into franchising. It’s members come from all areas of the franchise industry.

The remit of EWIF is three-fold and simple;

  1. To encourage women to consider buying a franchise operation
  2. To encourage women with existing businesses to franchise the
  3. To help existing franchisors to attract more women into their franchise.

EWIF is a not-for-profit organisation, run by volunteers from within the industry.

The Royal Bank of Scotland


RBS are sponsors of our Coconut Workshop programme. RBS is the leading provider of finance to the franchise sector since 1984 and have a 15% market share according to the NatWest bfa survey 2011.

Franchise Finance 


Franchise Finance are sponsors of our Coconut Workshop programme. Franchise Finance has been active in the UK franchise market for over 35 years and has an exceptional reputation as the franchise industry’s leading independent finance professionals. They have built an extensive ability to source finance for both franchisees and franchisors.

Red Flag Alert 


Red Flag Alert are sponsors of our Market Your Franchise training programme. Red Flag Alert is an online business information bureau. The system contains over 6 million records of live trading companies which is updated daily. Users are able to manipulate the data via a simple platform to produce powerful reports relevant to individual industries and sectors. This enables highly-targeted marketing, planning and risk assessment, all at the touch of a button.

Partridge Publications

www.whatfranchisemagazine.co.uk and www.makingmoney.co.uk

The Partridge team look after some lovely magazines such as Making Money, What Franchise and our favourite… Lets Make Cards! Richard, Neil, Mark and Jeff run the show at Partridge and also do lots of events for charity. Lovely chaps and lovely magazines that perform well for our clients.

Smith & Henderson

Smith & Henderson is a leading independent franchise consultancy. As British Franchise Association members, they help reputable franchisors to recruit the best-match talent: franchisees who are self-starters, will raise network averages and will follow the system. They are very nice chaps. Check them out here www.smithhenderson.com – make sure you enter the Best Franchise Awards, its free!

Products We Love:

Google Places
Don’t forget to sign up for Google Places, it gives you another bite of the cherry to be found online.

Rosemary Bookkeeping
99% of businesses in the UK NEED this service. Friendly, approachable bookkeeping!

B2B Index
A directory site with listings for every service business to business service provider imaginable! For SME businesses, franchises and even entire franchise networks.

Shopper Anonymous
This company delivers the most comprehensive and tailored mystery shopping feedback in the world!


Select Your Franchise
An established and professional franchise recruitment directory www.selectyourfranchise.co.uk

Daily Express Franchise
A wealth of information, whether you’re already running a franchise or looking for new opportunities to be your own boss. Up to date news on available franchises and a huge industry database of businesses to suit your needs.

Franchise Information
Franchiseinfo.co.uk is a complete source of franchising information, offering a comprehensive franchise directory of UK, Scottish and Irish franchises for sale, as well as expert franchise and business focused advice and franchising news.

Franchise Expo
Franchise Expo covers hundreds of different franchise opportunities for individuals to look through. With a comprehensive news section, franchise seekers are sure to find what they are looking for.

Which Franchise
Whichfranchise provides free and impartial franchise information and advice, as well as a directory of franchises for sale, to potential franchisees in the UK, Ireland, South Africa, America and Australia.

Franchise Ireland
Ireland’s biggest Franchise Opportunity Portal, packed with the latest franchise opportunities targeting the Irish market.

Franchise UK
The UK’s Franchise Opportunity Portal, find the latest franchise opportunities targeting England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

123 Franchising

123 Franchising  provides information and help on a variety of franchising topics through their ‘Resource Hub’. They also offer a comprehensive franchise directory.


If you would like to become a friend or affiliate of Coconut Creatives, please contact us.


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