Interviews - Franchise Case Studies and Success Stories
Click below to see our latest interviews with both franchisors and franchisees. This section contains both insight into the world of franchising and success stories from those who have taken the leap themselves. Business founders, developers and franchisees share their thoughts on the franchise industry. You’ll find how current franchisees got to be where they are now and how they did it. You will also see what current franchisors are looking for in potential franchisees, pit-falls of the business and tips and tricks to help you succeed.
Before venturing into franchising yourself, it’s best to be well informed right from the start – here you’ll learn everything first-hand and learn from the mistakes of others. It’ll also give you the opportunity to learn more about the typical founder traps and how you can avoid them when starting a franchise.
Rooster Shack’s Imran Mamud shares franchising secrets
We sat down with Imran Mamud, Founder and Managing Director of Rooster Shack, to find out more about the ambitious entrepreneur’s franchising journey so far. Why did you decide to set up Rooster Shack? I decided to setup Rooster Shack because when I would go out with friends, I always found that we all wanted different things to eat. One wanted some flame-grilled[...]- Interview published on 07/10/2020
From teammates playing cricket to managing successful...
In conversation with Sean Taylor, the Managing Director of The Forces Group about his career, the challenges and benefits of owning a franchise. Tell us a little bit about the events that led up to you and Paul Smith forming the business in 2014. We had met playing cricket for the same club (Henley CC) and we were both working in the Service Sector. I was in the[...]- Interview published on 25/08/2020
Probably the best business opportunity in the UK right...
We caught up with Nigel Botterill, founder and CEO of Entrepreneurs Circle Coaching Licence, to find out more this rapidly growing franchise opportunity. What does a day in your life look like? I’m up early and in the office before 7.30am. My office is locked, and no one can come in until I finish my 90 minutes working ON my business. I’m very strict about this, as[...]- Interview published on 25/08/2020
Ed Reid - Managing Director of The Alternative Board...
What was your career background before franchising (including what your job / career was immediately before) My role immediately before TAB (where I started as a franchisee before I became the franchisor) was Sales & Marketing Director for an SME printing business. I’d done this for 18 months having left the corporate world (I’d worked for Nestle and Diageo for about[...]- Interview published on 15/06/2020
HAS THERE EVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO ENTER THE £24...
We talk to Kevin Shaw, Managing Director of Homeclean about how the market has reacted to the global Coronavirus pandemic and what he expects for the future of domestic cleaning. What were your initial thoughts when news started to break about the Coronavirus? I think that like many people, I was really concerned about what the future held for everyone both in terms of[...]- Interview published on 12/06/2020
How Santos helped Patricia to start a life-changing project
We caught up with Patricia, Franchisee at Santos, to hear more about why Santos is such a great franchise to start. What made you choose this sector to embark on your journey as a franchisee? I had prior experience working for another kitchen cabinet distributor, so I was already familiar with the sector. During that period, I got the opportunity to get to know the[...]- Interview published on 05/05/2020
How Jackson Fire and Security built a recession-resilient...
We caught up with Rachel Evans, Franchise & Marketing Manager at Jackson Fire & Security, to hear more about the unique, recession-proof business opportunity they offer. During your time studying business and management, you likely came across lots of different business structures – what makes opening a franchise business with Jackson Fire & Security so[...]- Interview published on 19/02/2020
People, Partnership and Pride - Shutter business with a...
We caught up with Lisa Stead, Franchise Manager at Shuttercraft, to hear more about why Shuttercraft is such a great company to work for. That's easy, Shuttercraft puts the customer first – there’s no hard sell and our franchisees go above and beyond to make sure the customer is happy. Why do you prioritise customer service and how do you keep it consistent across[...]- Interview published on 07/02/2020
How a Lockforce franchisee achieved greater flexibility...
We caught up with Mark Hodge, Franchisee at Lockforce, to hear more about why Lockforce is such a great franchise to start. Why did you go down the franchise route? And why did you choose your franchise? I choose the Lockforce Franchise for the support network it offered, that was really important to me and stood out from the other Franchises I looked at. I’ve always[...]- Interview published on 21/01/2020
From Franchisee to MD of a global brand
We caught up with Kevin Shaw, Managing Director at Homeclean, to hear more about his journey from franchisee to managing director of the largest and most successful cleaning agency in London. Homeclean has been in the industry for 30 years. Can you share some key insights you’ve gained in this time? From the outset, we were always aware of the scale of demand for[...]- Interview published on 18/12/2019
How PlanHappy gained trust and loyalty in financial services
In Conversation with Neil Parker from PlanHappy Franchise We speak to Neil Parker, CEO of Joslin Rhodes and PlanHappy Franchise, about how he started his lifestyle financial planning company and the franchise opportunity set to change franchising possibilities for independent financial advisers. “If PlanHappy had been around 17 years ago when I started Joslin Rhodes, I[...]- Interview published on 26/09/2019
How Driver Hire has achieved 5 years of consecutive growth
We caught up with Graham Duckworth, Franchise Recruitment Manager at Driver Hire, to hear more about why Driver Hire is such a great company to work for. What makes Driver Hire a unique company to work for? Driver Hire Group Services in Bradford, West Yorkshire (the franchisor’s head office) provides an enjoyable working environment. The excellent team spirit is[...]- Interview published on 08/01/2019
From franchisee in Greece to overseeing FiltaFry's global...
Point Franchise caught up with Damian Slater who is the Franchise Manager at FiltaFry to hear how after becoming a FiltaFry franchisee, he now looks after their global expansion. What attracted you to a career in the world of franchising? I used to own and manage a FiltaFry franchise of my own in Greece back in 2004/5, but I decided to relocate back to the UK with my[...]- Interview published on 12/12/2018
How the ChipsAway & Ovenclean network is giving their...
We caught up with Tim Harris who oversees ChipsAway and Ovenclean to learn more about becoming a franchisee with two brands with unbeatable track records. What are your main focuses as Managing Director of these two franchises? Our main aim is to continue actively expanding the ChipsAway and Ovenclean franchise systems. We’re constantly looking to recruit new[...]- Interview published on 29/11/2018
Why Century 21 are the market leaders all around the globe
We saw down with the Head of Sales & Development at Century 21, Chris Summers, to find out what makes Century 21 such a great franchise for those interested in the property sector. What attracted you to a career in the property industry? I was a qualified baker by trade until I was 21 then I got tired of early morning starts. A friend was setting up their own[...]- Interview published on 27/11/2018