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‘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 […]

Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover, the UK’s leading manufacturer of premium luxury vehicles, is driven by a desire to deliver class-leading Jaguars, Range Rovers and Land Rovers that provide experiences its growing customer base will love, for life. The company is succeeding […]

A different kind of franchise ER Magazine


“A Franchise opportunity should not involve unnecessary risks or complications for the Franchisee”, so says Don Waterworth, Founder of the TOP 100 Master Tradesman Directory. Don continues by stating that, “many people purchasing a Franchise are lead to believe that […]

Veterans Research ER Magazine

New Scheme Unveiled for “One-Stop Shop” on Veterans’ Research

Anglia Ruskin University’s Veterans and Families Institute (VFI) has been awarded 160,000 to set up a comprehensive online resource for research into all aspects of military veterans and their families. The proposed Veterans Research Hub (VRH) will bring together UK […]


Forces to Franchises

The transition to civilian life upon leaving the forces can present many challenges, not least of which is what career to follow next? When the thought of 9 to 5 might seem a little mundane, one option to take a […]

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