‘Strategic acquisition’ by Franchise Brands

‘Strategic acquisition’ by Franchise Brands The multi-brand franchisor, Franchise Brands, has announced the acquisition of Willow Pumps, a water pump supply, installation and servicing business to complement and expand its plumbing brand, Metro Rod. A family-owned business, Willow Pumps was founded in 1992 by Ian Lawrence to offer pump installation…

Why franchising is ideal for women searching for business ownership

Why franchising is ideal for women searching for business ownership With the industry seeing a marked increase in female franchisees, Pip Wilkins (right), chief executive of the BFA, explores why franchising is suitable for women who desire to own and operate a business of their own. Many people dream of…