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Why Automotive Franchising is a Smart Fit for Former Military Personnel

Finding employment can be a challenge for many military personnel as they transition from active duty, yet hundreds of veterans have found success through franchising. But it’s no surprise that so many ex-forces have taken the leap into automotive franchising, […]

Continuing to serve

Former Military Resettlement of the Year Winner continues reaping the rewards. Steve Gaskell successfully transitioned from the services to civvy street through franchising; he has been a franchise partner with ActionCOACH, the world’s number one business coaching franchise, for seven […]

Making the most of Franchise Exhibitions

Want to work for yourself, but not by yourself? Looking to invest in a franchise? Franchising can sometimes feel like a big ‘leap’ into the unknown, but luckily for you the franchisors have already ironed out the rookie errors, overcome […]

With Hire A Hubby you can turn your DIY skills into a profitable business

Founded in Australia over 20 years ago, Hire A Hubby provides general property maintenance and DIY services to residential and commercial customers. Homeowners in the UK might love doing a bit of DIY but time pressures and lack of skills […]

‘Not really a job’

£20,000 pre tax profit 2 days a week I absolutely love doing this job. Not that you can really call it a job as I only go out two days a week and meet customers who over the years have become […]

From Snap on man to Snap on manager, moving up through the ranks

Much like many other determined ex-servicemen and women, Mark Houston found Snap-on after leaving the armed forces in 1993. After several years running his own profitable Snap-on franchise, Mark, 44, was given the opportunity to take on a new role […]

Former Black Watch Captain finds his place in Civvy street

Matthew Atkin spent the first three and a half years of his working life serving in The Black Watch. From his time as a 2nd Lieutenant at Sandhurst until he left the Army with the rank of Captain, The Black […]

Former soldier joins the Snap-on ranks

Corporal Chris Ashton was every bit the model soldier. Promoting quickly through the ranks, he served in Germany and did two tours of Iraq before returning to the UK as a Physical Training Instructor (PTI) at Basic Training; where the […]

Former soldier goes from Action Man to Action Coach

Steve is now a franchise owner with ActionCOACH, the world’s number one business service franchise*. The 47-year-old, from Newton Abbot, left his army career with the hope that he could spend more quality time with his family. Steve joined the […]

The Gas Elec Story – Twenty Innovative Years

Twenty innovative years in franchising: the gas-elec story Do you ever think about the careers advice your parents gave you and wish you had listened more attentively? Well, John Davidson can cast his mind back with some satisfaction. His father […]

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