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Darren Goes Dutch!

Darren Taylor, owner of tree stump-grinding business StumpBusters UK Ltd, has sold his first international master franchise in Holland. Founded by Martin Chignall and Michael...

Here’s why you should consider buying a franchise…

Why buy a franchise? Over the past few decades, the number of franchises in the UK has skyrocketed. There are now more than 900 franchised...

ITV profits drop in tough advertising market

The commercial broadcaster says 2017 profits fall after "ongoing economic and political uncertainty". Source: BBC

US slaps fresh tariffs on Chinese aluminium

Washington accuses Beijing of 'unfair imports' and says it will protect its workers. Source: BBC

Foxtons hit as London housing market ebbs

The estate agent reports a slump in profits as it warns that the London market is near historic lows. Source: BBC

iQiyi: 'China's Netflix' to list on US stock market

Baidu's iQiyi streaming platform has a growing user base but has yet to make a profit. Source: BBC

Takata airbag scandal: Australia recalls 2.3 million cars

Millions of vehicles have faulty Takata airbags, forcing one the nation's biggest consumer recalls. Source: BBC

Innovation is in our DNA – Home Instead Senior Care

Home Instead Senior Care is the only homecare franchise to rank as a finalist in the 2018 bfa Franchisor Awards – with a shortlisting...

What are the benefits of buying a care franchise?

Why care franchises make a great investment  Every year the UK’s population gets a little bit older. We’re living longer lives than ever before...

Doorstep lender to return £169m to customers

Provident Financial reports loss for 2017 and is raising £330m to cover compensation bill. Source: BBC

Rupert Murdoch's Sky bid challenged by Comcast

US TV giant Comcast makes a bid for Sky challenging an existing offer from Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox. Source: BBC

China Anbang crackdown: Who might be next?

After Beijing moved on the insurance and financial giant, others are likely to be worried. Source: BBC

'Chocolate showcases our local producers'

A teenage chocolatier is building up his business from the heart of the Highlands. Source: BBC

Carbon emissions up as diesel sales dive

The popularity of SUVs and falling diesel sales has led to higher vehicle CO2 levels, the SMMT says. Source: BBC

A Very Happy 20th OSCAR Anniversary

Neil and Lorraine Stapleton Celebrate 20 Years of OSCAR Success Devon was in for a big surprise when Neil and Lorraine Stapleton launched their OSCAR...

Why invest in a children related franchise?

Why invest in a franchise for children? Thanks to the many benefits offered by franchising, the business model has been used across a wide variety...