Our Top Tips for Incoming Franchisors

Franchising in any country is all about the brand - to develop a franchise network in the UK you will need to ensure that your brands are registered here.

Are you ready for the new one pound coin?

On 28 March the new one pound coin enters circulation. For owners or users of equipment that require one pound coins (vending machines, gaming machines, supermarket trolleys etc) this is business critical.

Top 10 tips to get your business GDPR ready

The General Data Protection Regulations will be coming into force on 25 May 2018. The fines for failure to comply are significant in comparison to the current regime. To ensure that your business is compliant by this deadline follow our guidance.

More rights for passengers

In light of the recent strikes by the London tube workers and the rail strikes by train drivers on the Southern rail network, we look at the rights that passengers have and obligations on rail and coach companies.

Franchise resales – deposit rules

When considering buying or selling a franchise business you will inevitably be faced with the issue of whether a deposit payment is required.

Data protection and your employees

Data protection is a very hot topic at the moment and with the introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulation in progress, businesses should already be taking all necessary steps in order to ensure compliance.

What’s new in 2017

With the New Year comes new changes although the future is somewhat uncertain. With the potential impact of Brexit on legislation unknown we highlight some changes to be aware of in the coming year.

Optician sets his sights on the Nottingham market

A new business has opened in Nottingham which offers customers smart, well-made glasses from its new concept store in Friar Lane.

Enterprise Zone welcomes new health and wellbeing facility

A new business has opened at MediCity on the Boots Enterprise Zone in Nottingham bringing with it 10 new jobs for the city.

Data Protection post Brexit - Is the GDPR in or out?

Following the Brexit decision to leave the EU businesses are left unsure about their data compliance requirements once we leave and whether the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will continue to apply.

EWIF Success in the Midlands

Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF) held their first Midlands Regional meeting on 5th July and it was a huge success. Fiona Boswell, the Regional Chair of EWIF Midlands hosted the meeting and was thrilled with the number of people who attended.

Carry on and Stay Confident – the Brexit Impact on Franchising

The British Franchise Association has issued a statement to its members which broadly states it is “business as usual” for franchising.

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