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The bfa with CEO Pip Wilkins

Aired  23/05/2024

The Best Franchising Advice

Since 1977, The British Franchise Association – The BFA – has become by far the largest and most influential trade association for franchising in the UK. Leading the charge and influencing change in UK franchising, Pip and her team have created a platform to promote their members’ success, share their expertise and highlight their stories. Pip’s own journey in Franchising is truly inspirational and represents everything that Franchising has to offer…

Southern Fried Chicken

Aired  30/05/2024

From a Home Garage to a Global Franchise Operation...

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to meet Andrew Withers, the son of Arthur Withers, the visionary behind the Southern Fried Chicken franchise. Established in 1973, this iconic brand has brought the irresistible flavours of the American South to fast-food lovers worldwide. Today, we delve into the fascinating journey of Southern Fried Chicken, exploring its origins, the challenges and triumphs encountered along the way, and the future vision for this beloved franchise. Join us as we uncover the compelling story behind the brand that has captivated taste buds for decade

More than Loft Ladders 

Aired  12/06/2024

Driving Success with Core Values
At More than Loft Ladders, values aren't just words on a wall—they're the blueprint for success. Learn how their franchise thrives on integrity, innovation, and teamwork.

Re-energised & Re-empowered
Hear how one franchisee turned potential defeat into a flourishing enterprise through a fresh embrace of foundational values. 🚀
Transforming Franchising
Franchising can change lives! Discover stories of transformation and growth within the More than Loft Ladders network.


Aired  19/06/2024

Tezlom - what’s in a name

We have the privilege of hosting an extraordinary entrepreneur, Ryan Armitage, who has not only reshaped the healthcare staffing industry but has also turned personal adversity into a powerful legacy of compassion and care.
The Tezlom story is a testament to resilience, dedication, and the power of family. We are eager to hear more about their journey, the evolution of Tezlom, and their ongoing mission to foster a culture of care and compassion within the healthcare industry

The Reading Doctor 

Aired  26/06/2024

Making waves across the nation
n this episode of Franchising Brand Stories, we have the pleasure of hosting a truly inspirational figure whose innovative work in literacy and education is making waves across the nation. She is an entrepreneur, an educator, and a passionate advocate for children's literacy. Please join me in welcoming Deborah Salsbury, the dynamic founder of The Reading Doctor Franchise. Deborah has taken her profound understanding of reading education and transformed it into a revolutionary franchise that is helping children everywhere develop the critical skills they need to succeed

The Bike Fitters 

Aired  04/07/2024

With a passion for bikes and a commitment to customer satisfaction, Barry leads his team in delivering top-notch, on-the-go bike fitting services, ensuring optimal performance and comfort for every cyclist.

The Bardon Group

Aired  11/07/2024

Bardon Group: Masters of Multi-Brand Franchise Excellence"

With over three decades of experience in the sector, Nigel has been instrumental in guiding numerous franchise brands to remarkable success. Under his leadership, The Bardon Group has become synonymous with innovation, excellence, and sustainable growth. Nigel's profound understanding of franchising, coupled with his strategic vision, has not only transformed businesses but also empowered countless entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams.

Join us as we explore Nigel's journey, his perspectives on the evolving franchise landscape, and the keys to building a thriving franchise. Let's give a warm welcome to Nigel Toplis

Monkey Music

Aired  18/07/2024

Ladies and gentlemen, buckle up for an inspiring episode today! We're thrilled to welcome a visionary in the world of early childhood education and a dynamic force in the music industry. Our guest has transformed the way we introduce children to the magical world of music, fostering creativity and joy in little ones across the globe.

Angie Coates:  a trailblazer, an innovator, and a true entrepreneur. In 1993, she founded Monkey Music, a groundbreaking program that has since grown into a beloved institution, helping thousands of young children discover their love for music through fun and engaging classes. Her dedication and passion have earned her numerous accolades, and today, she's here to share her incredible journey with us.

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