The prestigious Women of the Year Luncheon and Awards are back for the 35th year in October to celebrate the achievements of women from all across the UK. Pertemps, sister company of CNA International executive search, are a proud sponsor of the event, held at the Birmingham Metropole Hotel.
Starting up your own business is a big undertaking and the fact is that most fail within the first year. Here are some of the important steps to think about when planning to start up a new venture.
On the 3rd of November Gavin Chase Franchise Development Partner was invited by British Franchise Association to give his view from a franchisor perspective on what a franchisor is looking for in franchisees and why he believes franchising is a good option?
CNA International is attending the Franchise Exhibition in Germany Nuremberg don’t miss the opportunity to talk with us!
Modern franchising is home to a vast array of business sectors, both B2B and B2C, blue collar and white collar, from home-based operations to some of the world's most recognised brands. The chances are that most people use the services of a franchise business each week etiher personally or professionally, even if they don't realise it at the time.
Franchise industry statistics
Industry annual turnover: £15.1bn
Number of franchisor brands operating in the UK: 901
Number of franchisee outlets: 44,200
Number of people employed in franchising: 621,000
Percentage of units profitable (including new businesses): 97%
This has grown from an industry that 20 years ago had a turnover of just over £5 billion, had 379 different brands and represented 18,300 franchisee outlets.
If the only thing holding you back from starting your own business is the uncertainty of going it alone, then think again.