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Hundreds of business owners and professionals from all over Ireland gathered in Croke Park this Wednesday for the inaugural All-Ireland Business Summit.
Snap Printing is planning to launch three new franchises in Ireland by the end of this year. The company, which currently has 23 outlets in Ireland, provides a range of print and design services for companies including: marketing communications, design, direct mail, promotional products,...
Print and design company Snap Printing has announced its plans to continue to support Ireland's largest triathlon competition, TriAthlone over the next three years. Snap Printing will provide over 37,000 euros worth of design and printing services for the event in the three-year period including the European Tirathlon Championships hosted by Athlone in 2010.
Print and Design franchise Snap Printing has launched its 24th centre in Mullingar as part of its nationwide expansion plans. Snap Printing is also looking to branch out into Northern Ireland and the UK.
Electrical installation and repair franchise, Mr. Electric is on the look out for new franchisees to help with its expansion across Ireland. Mr. Electric is able to offer its electrical services to domestic and commercial clients from homeowners and tenants to hotels, offices and retail changes....
Home Instead Senior Care Irish Master franchisees Ed Murphy and Michael Kearney are on the look out for compassionate prospective franchisees to help them achieve their goal of doubling the size of their existing franchise network.
Home Instead Senior Care has opened its 10th and 11th franchises in Kerry and Donegal and is actively looking for franchisees to help it with its nationwide expansion plans. Although a medical background is not essential, a desire to work with older people and excellent interpersonal skills are.
Home Instead Senior Care is celebrating after winning the Irish Franchise Association's 'The Best Emerging Franchise' award. In the last 12 months Home Instead Senior Care has won numerous awards.
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Computer service franchise Computer Troubleshooters has launched a second Dublin-based office as part of its two-year nationwide expansion plan, in which the company hopes to open 12 more offices throughout Ireland.
Computer service franchise Computer Troubleshooters has opened its second Cork-based office managed by John Hardiman and its first Service Centre in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, managed by Ian Walker. The new office and Service Centre are part of the company's two-year expansion plan, to open 10 new offices within the Republic and Northern Ireland.
Computer Troubleshooters Ireland is announcing that it has opened its first Cork office under the management of David Hollingworth. David joins Computer Troubleshooters from Motorola where his most recent role was as a Senior Staff Engineer. David has particular experience in Unix/Linux, database...
Fastway Couriers has appointed Fergus Daly as Regional Franchisee for the South West region. Fergus has been with Fastway Couriers since 2002 as Regional Franchisee for Cork and will continue to hold this position. His new role will be to manage the operations of Fastway Couriers and 22 people...
Fastway Couriers has appointed Pat Coen as General Manager for the West of Ireland franchise region. Pat's role will be to manage company operations and develop the courier services and franchise opportunities in the West region.
Fastway Couriers has appointed Billy Kehoe as its new Regional Franchisee for the Midlands and Fergus Daly as the South West Regional Franchisee.
Mark Weiniger, 29, is a franchisee in Derry, Northern Ireland, he says: "It's an exciting time for franchising. The economy in Northern Ireland is rocketing at the moment and the industry continues to go from strength to strength.
Business coaching franchise ActionCOACH has welcomed new franchisee Brian Deegan to its Irish Network. Brian will run the County Limerick based office and his territory will cover the whole of the North Munster Region of Ireland including Tipperary, Limerick, Clare and North Cork.
Emergency plumbing franchise Drain Doctor Plumbing has launched its Drain Doctor Decadians for franchisees who have been with the company for over 10 years.
As the UK and Ireland's leading signs and graphics company, Signs Express has developed into a first class business and franchise network. The Signs Express franchise model was developed to provide a full professional service to a vast marketplace of potential customers in the business-to-business sector, and through massive growth year-on-year in the signage industry, potential is endless...
Signs Express franchisee Richard McGonigle opened his production centre in Derry after previously working as a Software Developer. Richard wanted a change and had always aspired to start his own business so looked at franchising as a way to achieve this.
Jewellery and watch repair franchise Fast-Fix has announced its plans to expand throughout Ireland. Stores are set to open in Swords, Co Dublin, Galway and Limerick over the next few months.
AREA DEVELOPER - Effectively a regional-size franchisee who has the rights to expand a region by either appointing sub-franchisees or managed outlets.
International sandwich shop franchise Quiznos Sub has opened two more outlets in Ireland, one in City Square Shopping Centre, Waterford and another at University College Cork taking the total number of outlets in Ireland to 13. This figure is due to increase once two other outlets, in the design...
Cork based Munster Tool Co. has launched its 10th franchisee: Clive Ronan who is covering the Wexford & South Wicklow territory. The franchise supplies tools and equipment to the automotive, agricultural, plant hire, HGV and allied industries, and is half way toward its target of 20...
Carpet and upholstery cleaner franchise Chem-Dry has announced that two of its 47 Irish franchisees have received a prestigious award.
Internet solutions provider WSI has announced that its Dublin-based consultant Cormac Farrelly was a sponsor of a WSI branded yacht and a participant in the Round Ireland Yacht Race.
To celebrate 20 years of franchising in Ireland the Chem-Dry Master Franchise Convention was held in Dublin. The Chem-Dry Irish Master Franchisor and Chairman of the Irish Franchise Association John Green hosted the event at The Grand Hotel, Malahide.
Internet Consulting and Education franchise, We Simplify the Internet (WSI) has announced the launch of a new Internet Consultant office to serve the Dublin area. Cormac Farrelly will run the new office and his role will be to provide local businesses with specialised Internet business and...
Hospitality group Fitzers has announced its plans to bring the Frankie's Bar & Grill restaurant franchise to Ireland. After purchasing the rights to operate the restaurant franchise in Ireland, Fitzers is to invest five million in the new venture and plans to open a Frankie's Bar and Grill...
Property franchise Dooley Auctioneers is now a full member of the Irish Franchise Association (IFA) and has announced its plans, to launch 40 more estate agents in the next five years.
New York City nails franchise is to launch its second salon franchise in Galway City before this Christmas. Franchisee Tina McTernan has employed her daughter Aoife to manage the salon.
Munster Tool Co, a Mallow based franchise that sells specialised automotives tools to businesses, has signed their ninth franchisee. Pat McCormack became the ninth franchisee and will operate in the Longford, Roscommon and Westmeath area.
The Irish Master franchise rights for French children's clothing company Orchestra have been purchased by husband-and-wife team Trevor and Maeve Cooke. Trevor and Maeve launched their first store in Waterford and have announced that their children's charity of choice for this year is Barnados.
New Zealand based healthy food franchise Reload has sold its Master Franchise for the UK and Ireland. With its first UK outlet due to open in East Kilbride, Glasgow by Master Franchise owner Keith Stark, Reload aims to bring its healthy fast-food concept to the UK and Ireland.
Munster Tool franchisees, Jon Flynn and Aidan Sheedy, are celebrating their fourth year of trading in their East Cork and Clare, and North Tipperary territories. In the last three years the pair have developed close relations with their clients and believe that their success is due to the Munster...
US jewellery and watch repair franchise Fast-Fix is set to expand into the UK and Ireland. The company has sold its Master Franchise for the UK and Ireland to Shane Cooney, a Dublin based former Shell Oil Executive. Shane Cooney will be responsible for developing and promoting the franchise in...
Children's indoor play area and juice bar café franchise Funky Monkeys is to launch its first outlet in Ireland in Lurgan, Co. Armagh this April. Funky Monkeys intends to open two additional outlets based in Ireland, one in Southern Ireland and one in Northern Ireland in the foreseeable future.
Maui Wowi Hawaiian, an US based coffee and smoothie franchise, has launched its first outlet in Ireland. Opened by franchisee Lloyd Barnes in Dublin, customers will be able to purchase authentic, natural Hawaiian products, including fresh-fruit smoothies, blended Hawaiian coffee beverages and...
Homemade food chain Munchies continues its expansion with the opening of its fourth outlet in two years, Munchies Beacon South Quarter and has other shops in the pipeline. Last year, saw the company open stores on Sir John Rogerson Quay, Baggot Street and Millennium Walk.
The Fitness Together Franchise Corporation (FTFC) has announced an agreement to open additional franchise locations in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The company opened its first location in Dublin in 2006, and the success of the concept has led to early demand for expansion.
Mobile pet grooming franchise Aussie Pet Mobile is on the look out for new franchisees to help with its expansion in Ireland after the successful launch of its 2007 pilot operation based in Dublin.
Provider of moving services for homes and businesses, US franchise Two Men And A Truck has granted Master Franchise rights for the UK and Ireland to Dublin-based company NDMG Holdings.
Coffee Republic Deli has opened its first Northern Ireland outlet based in Abbeycentre, Newtownabbey and plans to open a second in Strabane this month.
BB's Coffee & Muffins has unveiled its new state-of-the-art food truck. The franchise has invested €300,000 in the truck, which was termed 'BB's Mothership' and can travel around providing hot beverages and a wide variety of freshly baked goods to sporting events, concerts and festivals across...
HOW FRANCHISING WORKS Franchising is a 'business marriage' between an existing business (the franchisor) and the newcomer to the business ownership (the franchisee):
The Dooley Group has announced its plans to become a nationwide network by 2013 by launching 40 new estate agent offices throughout Ireland. In order to achieve its goal, The Dooley Group is on the look out for like-minded prospective franchisees that share the company's value.
Bucking the trend that has seen many automotive companies suffer during the recession, Munster Tool Co. is instead set to strengthen its position in 2009. The Cork-based company, which sells specialised tools to mechanics, is aiming to capitalise on the increasing number of people using...