Seasons Greetings…and a Look Back on a Memorable Year

As we approach the end of 2018 The Franchising Centre can look back on a year of challenges and triumphs, topped off by being recognised as the British Franchise Association’s Affiliate and Supplier Team of the Year. I’ve written elsewhere about there being just too...

Where Have They All Gone?

By Brian Duckett. Published in Franchise World Magazine (Dec/Jan issue) When I attended the recent European Multi-Unit and Master Franchise Conference in London, one of my consultant colleagues from the U.S. made an interesting statement which he followed with an...

Culture – what does this word actually mean?

Having been asked to present at the BFA conference recently on culture, gave me the opportunity to stop and think about what culture, in a business context, actually means. I’ve read around the subject of Culture within businesses and observed both positive and...

Planning and Goal Setting

As a coach and facilitator, I work with businesses and individuals by helping them create visions for their businesses, their future and inevitably, this leads on to setting objectives or goals for the long, medium and short-term. Generally, as a society, we deem new...

Multi-Unit Franchising: the “Flavour of the Month”

If ever there was a ‘flavour of the month’ in franchising it’s the trend towards multi-unit and multi-brand franchisees. The franchisors I knew back when the BFA was being formed will be spinning in their graves at the thought of multi-unit, never mind multi-brand,...

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