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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.
Fast food franchise Quiznos sub is to open four more outlets this year as part of its nationwide expansion plan and seeks hands-on, entrepreneurial franchisees with excellent customer service skills.
Munster Tool Co imports and distributes high quality, specialised tools to the automotive industry across Ireland. The company was founded in 1980 by Martin McMahon and Donal Healy and in 2004 the duo embarked on a project to create a sustainable franchise network to serve customers nationwide...
Carpet and upholstery cleaning franchise Chem-Dry has introduced a new tile, grout and stone cleaning service and is on the look out for franchisees to operate franchises in Donegal, Roscommon, Lonford/Leitrim, Monagham and Tipperary.
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.
Computer training franchise New Horizons has plans to expand outside of Dublin. A centre opened in Galway earlier this month and another centre is to open in Cork next year.
Robeks, a US smoothie chain, has opened its first international franchise store in Dublin. Franchisee Thomas Jones has opened the first Irish Robeks on Lord Edward St, Dublin. He has signed a 10-year franchise agreement with Robeks to develop stores throughout Ireland.
Munster Tool Co recruited five new franchisees during 2007 and recorded its most successful franchising year to date. The company, which imports and distributes specialised tools to the automotive industry across Ireland, has franchisees in 14 of the 26 counties in the south of Ireland. Munster...
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.
BB's Coffee and Muffins is keen to continue its Irish expansion and is looking for prospective franchisees to operate franchises in Galway, Kilkenny, Clonmel, Killarney and Belfast. Franchisees must be customer focused, be commercially aware and have a strong ambition to be their own boss.
Children's Party Entertainment franchise The Kids Party Club is celebrating the successful launch of eight franchises across Ireland. The Kids Party Club offers a professional Puppet Show & Kiddies Disco for a range of occasions including birthdays, communions, weddings, family celebrations,...
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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.
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...
Italian deli-cafe franchise Olio & Farina has announced its plans to continue its Irish expansion by opening outlets in Dublin, Cork and Kilkenny. This expansion follows the success of existing Irish outlets in Limerick, Drogheda and Galway.
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...
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...
Kids Party Club has recruited nine franchisees within 18 months of launching its franchise. An Irish owned company Kids Party Club provides children's party entertainment by way of a professional puppet show and children's disco, which can be operated in the customer's own home or a party venue....
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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...