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How Bishop's Stortford firm Holland and Barrett became £2bn…

Comments (0) A business empire that started out with a single store in Bishop's Stortford almost 150 years ago has been sold for £2 billion. Health...

Blackstone lines up £6bn swoop on B&B loans

Blackstone, the New York-based private equity giant, is preparing to swallow another multibillion-pound portfolio of loans owned by bailed-out British banks with an offer...

Cleaning Franchise Celebrates 20th Maid in 20th Year!

One of East Yorkshire’s largest domestic cleaning franchise businesses is celebrating 20 years’ in business with the appointment of its 20th member of staff...

Bank misses deadline for HBOS scam pay-outs

Lloyds Banking Group has offered £35,000 each to cover expenses for victims of the HBOS fraud scandal after missing a self-imposed end of June...

Grow a healthy business with fitness franchises?

People are becoming more and more aware of their weight, fitness and general health, which is why now might be a great time to...

The Importance of Training

A successful franchisor… A franchisor with a good support team will create a positive and successful network. To ensure that franchisees are confident in their...

Increasing the credibility of an OSCAR Franchise

OSCAR Pet Foods is the only pet food franchise that provides a unique Ofqual qualification in Companion Animal Nutrition. By including this valuable business...

How our thirst for spending has cut savings

There were lots of nuggets about the state of the economy that have emerged and just about none of them are very encouraging. GDP growth...

Dennis to sell McLaren shares in £275m deal

Ron Dennis, the former boss of the McLaren automotive group, is to sever his decades-long ties with the company with the sale of his...

Superdry owner rushes out results after 'theft'

The owner of the Superdry fashion chain has taken the rare step of releasing core figures from its annual results a week early, blaming...

The TaxAssist Direct Group appoints Daren Moore to its Board of Directors

The TaxAssist Direct Group, based in Norwich, and which runs the largest network of accountants specialising in providing services to small businesses, has announced...

Home based franchises – Work from home franchises review

For many people, running a business from home is the ultimate dream. No more commuting on those cold, dark mornings and no more tackling...

Co-op Bank seeks top executive to aid revival

The US hedge funds preparing to assume near-full control of the Co-operative Bank have begun a search for a top executive to accelerate the...

Homebase-buyer Bunnings to create 1,000 jobs

Australian DIY chain Bunnings says it will create over 1,000 new jobs in the UK after its parent firm bought the Homebase brand last...

iPhone celebrates its 10th anniversary

It's hard to imagine the world without smartphones as today marks the iPhone's 10th anniversary. Over a billion have been sold making it one of...

Payments app Revolut reaches £300m valuation

One of the UK's fastest growing financial technology companies is finalising a new round of funding that will value it at £300m. Sky News has...