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New owners at The Franchising Centre

For the last 25 years The Franchising Centre (TFC) has been run under the successful ownership of Brian Duckett and Paul Monaghan. In 2018, they shared their plans with the franchising community to secure TFC’s legacy with a new senior management team.With...

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What did the Romans ever do for Franchising?

The TFC team are delighted to have been involved in the Great British Franchise Cycle in the month of August 2019 to raise awareness and funds for the Franchise Trust. We have been lucky enough to enjoy many miles of cycling including the coast to coast (C2C) national...

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Connect and Grow

How connecting franchise communities to create an ongoing support system will grow and sustain a brand by Brian Duckett, Published in Global Franchise Magazine Some years ago I attended a franchising conference where one of the guest speakers had been...

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Let’s Debate to Agree on Franchise Terminology

A topic I have broached before - who on earth started the trend of calling franchisees "franchise owners"?Similarly, what's with the term "master franchisor" when describing the foreign party to an international franchise agreement?I have even seen...

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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...

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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...

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