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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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
Carpet and upholstery cleaner franchise Chem-Dry has announced that two of its 47 Irish franchisees have received a prestigious award.
American pizza Chain, Extreme Pizza, has opened its first European store in Kilkenny run by Carla Feely and created 18 jobs in the process. Carla has purchased the European rights for the franchise and plans to use the store as the Headquarters for Europe, where she will sell franchises and train...
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.
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...
Print on demand franchises Kall Kwik and Prontaprint have announced that over £3.5m of new investment will be put into the franchise networks this year, following a surge of interest in the franchise from business professionals turning to franchising as a way to stay afloat in the credit crunch.
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.
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...
Prospective franchisees with enthusiasm for performing arts in Ireland will have an opportunity to find out about the Stagecoach Theatre Arts Schools franchise at the Stagecoach Road Show, which will be held at the Jurys Inn, Parnell Street, Dublin on Friday 2nd November during the afternoon 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.
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.
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...
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.
Children's indoor play centre and juice bar café franchise, Funky Monkeys launched its first centre in Northern Ireland earlier this year.
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...
Coffee Republic Deli has opened its first Northern Ireland outlet based in Abbeycentre, Newtownabbey and plans to open a second in Strabane this month.
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.
A new franchise opportunity has been launched in Ireland. Grippit, a manufacturer and supplier of unique visual communications display boards and signs, is looking for franchisees to expand the business across Ireland.
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.
Myhome's Irish Master Franchise Pristine.ie is looking for enthusiastic business minded franchisees to join its expanding nationwide network. Pristine.ie is a residential cleaning services supplier and offers franchisees a comprehensive support and training package that covers all aspects of the...
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.
Toby World has recently celebrated its birthday with a fun filled day for the whole family. The indoor family entertainment centre was founded by Ken, Garry, Emer and Catherine Tobin to provide families with somewhere to play together happily and in comfort. Ken says: 'It's all about fun,...
HOW FRANCHISING WORKS Franchising is a 'business marriage' between an existing business (the franchisor) and the newcomer to the business ownership (the franchisee):
Ireland's commercial cleaning franchise SanServ is looking to recruit 30 franchisees as part of its one million euro nationwide franchising programme. SanServ intends to have enough franchisees by the end of this year to cover every Irish county.
The Counter, a premium burger restaurant, has entered the Irish market with the launch of its first outlet in Dublin. The Counter franchisee Niall Fortune, who has over 25 years of experience in the restaurant business, owns and operates the first Irish outlet which is located in Dundrum.
Agency Express celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and is on the look out for new franchisees to join its extended network and run centres in the remaining prime untapped territories and re-sale opportunities. The company's network has a total of 95 franchisees from across Ireland and the UK.
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...
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...
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.