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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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
Carpet and upholstery cleaner franchise Chem-Dry has announced that two of its 47 Irish franchisees have received a prestigious award.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
HOW FRANCHISING WORKS Franchising is a 'business marriage' between an existing business (the franchisor) and the newcomer to the business ownership (the franchisee):
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.
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 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.
Belfast-based fitted-wardrobe franchise, Sliderobes, has scooped a top national award, sponsored by Sage, for its new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system.
Snack-in-the-box has announced that one of its franchisees based in Ireland, Paul Dwyer, has renewed his franchise agreement for another five-year term.
Having made the finishing touches to their O2 store, father and son team Andrew and John Russel eagerly await their first customers. Rachel Spaul reports
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Shopping centre managements realise that having a car wash facility on site is a sure way to attract new customers. The service saves the customer time-- otherwise spent waiting in car wash queues to have their cars cleaned-- and it also provides an extra level of car park security.
Munster Tool Co, a franchise that imports and distributes specialised tools to the automotive industry across Ireland, has agreed a new franchise deal while its seventh franchisee launches his business.
Leading Prontaprint franchisees have scooped a raft of European Awards at the company's prestigious annual ceremony held at The Grove in Hertfordshire.
Howards Storage World is a retail concept that was first established in Australia in 1997. Carrying a range of 'storage solutions' for the home and office, Howards Storage World began franchising the following year and has established a national chain of over 50 outlets.
A new international franchise opportunity has emerged as US based Mexican restaurant chain, La Salsa, is looking for suitable franchisee partners to aid its global expansion plans.
A US based Mexican themed restaurant chain Baja Fresh has successfully franchised across the US and has over 300 outlets nationwide. The company is now looking to capitalise on this success and is seeking international franchisee partners to develop a country, region or territory.
UK and Ireland based coffee shop chain, BB's Coffee & Muffins, has launched its first Irish franchise.
The Franchise Exhibition 2006, the first ever franchise event for Northern Ireland was a huge success for visitors and exhibitors alike, highlighting the fact that franchising is a rapidly growing industry in the region.
Franchise exhibitions are a great way to get a feel for franchising, to meet some of the industry performers and to see what sorts of opportunities are available. But swamped by so much information and with so many brands to choose from, how can you be sure which one is best for you?
The Irish Franchise Awards 2006 were presented by Frank Ryan, Enterprise Ireland CEO, at the Davenport Hotel in Dublin on the 17th November. They were inaugurated by the Irish Franchise Association to recognise success and achievement in the franchise industry.
Entrepreneurial and astute businessman and Master Franchisor of Ladies Workout Express, Chris Donaldson is one of a handful of entrepreneurial businessmen in Northern Ireland that holds a Master Franchisor title and is taking the fitness industry in Ireland by storm.
Franchising is already a large and rapidly growing industry in Ireland. It is estimated that franchising employs 22,000 people in Ireland and the franchise industry is worth EUR1.6 billion, and it is set to grow even further. The Bank of Ireland forecasts that there will be in excess of 20,000 new business start-ups in Ireland in 2006.
Developing a specialist retail offering driven by stricter workplace safety legislation and growing demand from the building industry, L'Echelle Europeenne offers a Master Franchise opportunity for an entrepreneur seeking to develop a national network across Ireland.
Sanserv, an Ireland based commercial cleaning supply and washroom service franchise, has business opportunities in the Kilkenny and Carlow region.
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TransferMate are looking at bringing 25 new members of staff into their headquarters in Kilkenny over the next nine months.
New learning franchise for young children will create 150 Irish jobs over the next three years
Established in 1886, Eason is now Ireland’s largest retailer of newspapers, books, stationery and cards, and is now looking for investors to become part of its success story
Franchising opens up a world of business opportunities to people with the desire to own a business but who may lack the financial resources, know-how, or confidence to do so. All investments carry risks and simply buying a franchise is no guarantee that it will be a success. To help you decide if you possess the determination, dedication and commitment needed to make a franchised business...