Featured Franchises:

poco coffee

Richard and Angela Sutton founded Poco Coffee in 2012. We are both passionate about coffee and how coffee shops and the cafe culture have redefined social boundaries, attracting customers from the full spectrum of society.

Poco (Spanish for small) aims to be a Quality alternative to some of the bigger brand high street Coffee/Cafe operators. We are looking to operate in locations where we can establish our brand at the heart of the community and build strong relationships with our shop customers and the wider community through active engagement, and  delivery of our in store products via excellent customer service.

Franchisees

We are looking for people who are self motivated, possess business acumen and awareness, are organised with effective time-management skills, are good communicators and enjoy meeting and working with people. They also need to be good listeners, open to advice and guidance and must possess a passion to deliver exceptional Customer Service.
“The relationship between the franchisor and the franchisee is the key to success”

About you…
If you have always wanted to start your own business but you’re not quite ready to strike out completely on your own – franchising can offer you a tried and tested business model, ongoing help and support, and greater access to finance.

With hundreds of franchise opportunities in the UK, it is important that you choose the right opportunity for you. Do your research, ask about the commitments that you need to make, find out what your day-to-day tasks will be, and whether you can see yourself enjoying them.

Running a business takes work– it requires the 3 D’s – Dedication, Discipline and Determination to be successful.

Please consider the points below which we feel are critical in you achieving the success you deserve as a Poco CoffeeFranchisee.

Are you…

• Ambitious, and do you set goals and targets
• Self-motivated and with the ability to motivate others
• Business minded with a hunger for success
• Organised with effective time management skills
• A people person who can communicate effectively on all levels
• Committed to delivering exceptional customer service
• Professional in outlook and appearance
• Resilient with the ability to persevere if things don’t go to plan
• Open to advice and guidance
• Dedicated to following a proven business model
• Prepared to invest time and money in your future
• Determined to succeed

Do you… have the desire to own a Coffee Shop franchise and build a successful business for yourself?
Then Poco Coffee could be just right for you.

dum dum donutterie franchise opportunity

Why Dum Dum?

Dum Dum Doughnuts are the leading and fastest growing doughnut brand in the UK. Causing a media frenzy when we launched in late 2013, Dum Dum are now both a doughnut and food institution in the UK.

Dum Dum Doughnuts are the world’s first artisan baked doughnut / croissant doughnut brand. Made with only natural ingredients and yet uncompromising on irresistible deliciousness, Dum Dum offer beautifully baked (not fried) and handmade doughnuts to a growing legion of our loyal of fans across the UK.

Artisan doughnut chef Paul Hurley is the Founder of Dum Dum Doughnuts and since 1997 he had the vision to create ‘The Best Doughnut in The World’. We are an independent British company that offers high quality, natural artisan doughnuts that are uniquely baked fresh every day – in fact, all our outlets stay open every day until all doughnuts have sold out. It is exactly this concept which has proved such a hit with the British public. With successful London based outlets Dum Dum are now also the only doughnut brand in Harrods.

Dum Dum has also opened their first international outlet in Dubai at the beginning of 2106 with another nine UEA stores planned over the next five years. Currently we are in negotiation to expand to many other countries as well as increase our stores in the UK.

In our relatively short lifespan, we have attracted an ever growing and loyal customer base from the public, press and celebrities alike. Our fast expanding company and unique offering has meant that we have been able to react to the growing demands of Dum Dum fans across London. It’s worth noting that queues outside all Dum Dum Donutteries are not uncommon.

What you Receive:

  • Training programme covering all aspects of the business
  • Ongoing support
  • Sales & Marketing support
  • 5 year renewable Franchise Agreement
  • An established brand

The Business Model – Benefits

We can design to fit out any space that you have in mind and supply all tried and trusted equipment that you will need to get you up and running fast.

About Pali

Pali Ltd (Property and Land Information) was formed in 1999 to provide a one stop shop for the supply of conveyancing searches and other property related reports anywhere in England and Wales to property professionals at a very reasonable price. The founding directors still play a central role in the day to day management of the business and have been steadily building around them a strong team of knowledgeable, motivated and skilled individuals.

We are members of the Property Codes Compliance Board and as such our searches are audited by the PCCB and all adhere to the Search Code. Each search comes with its own standalone Search Warranty, which is an indemnity policy including run-off cover giving you and your client additional protection. We are also members of the Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) and Independent Personal Search Agents (IPSA).

At Pali we like to go that extra mile and today we offer our clients: FREE conveyancing leads, FREE listing on Pali Law, FREE case management system and FREE electronic archiving.

We combine the advantages of a 100% electronic system with the support of knowledgeable, friendly backroom staff. If you don’t like online systems we still offer our clients hard copy by fax, post, DX. We work around whatever works best for you.

Our work ethic is simple; we are honest, reliable and only ever produce quality reports at the best possible price.

spavens franchise opportunity

About Spavens

Spaven’s originally started trading as a newsagent (which also sold sweets) from retail premises located in the market town of Mold, North Wales. As time progressed we made the decision to operate the business purely as a sweetshop, specialising in the traditional “retro” sweet market. This market has seen (and continues to see) significant growth as it captures the imagination of adults re-living
their youth, as well as serving the traditional school-age children’s market.

In order to grow the business we added a few extra lines (home-made fudge, crepes, ice cream, milk shakes, candy floss, popcorn etc) as well setting aside additional space for use as an “eat-in” cafe and a “crafts” section in which visitors painted clay and wooden items.
…and the Parties

The idea of running children’s parties developed, initially in response to a customer inquiry.
The children’s party concept was simple; children will come to a party in a sweet shop! Usually at the invitation of a child with a birthday, a group of around 10 to 30 children will attend the party, at which they will each be given an unpainted jar, and taken through to a (highly supervised) art area. There they will paint their jar, personalising it to add their names and any other decoration they like, in a fun and lively environment.

They will then be taken back through to the sweetshop where they can choose any sweets they like and try to cram as many into the jar as possible. Again, this is heavily supervised but with the emphasis on fun. At various stages throughout the party they will be provided with crepes, ice creams and drinks, and then they are offered a choice of craft items (pottery or wooden items) to take back to the crafts area and decorate.

During this period the staff also put the (now full) sweet jars into a “goody bag” containing various other items, which will ultimately have the decorated craft item added before the children are returned to their parents.

Each party lasts 1 hour 45 mins and operates to a very carefully structured schedule.

Bookings for parties or craft activities to be made by phoning (01352 752695) please as times and dates go very quickly and can go before we can get back to you.

Importantly, the parents are kept entertained too, as with a wait of just under 2hrs they usually prefer to remain on the premises than drive home. For this reason each shop has a parents’ waiting area, in which they are provided with free tea and coffee, and food (at cost) if they request it.

As they usually all know each other (typically being parents of the group of schoolfriends) this becomes a social event for them too. It also works for them to see the children so well looked-after, and clearly having such an enjoyable time.

The demand for parties is now so high that the Mold branch is fully booked for several months in advance, with children and adults attending from all over the UK. The business tends to do its own marketing automatically, as each child attending a party usually wants to host his or her own party when the occasion arises, and a group of parents watching all of this happening soon come up with the idea of organising one for themselves.

We are regularly approached by customers asking “where their nearest Spaven’s is”, as they want to hold parties nearer to home and it was this steadily increasing demand for outlets to be opened nationally which led us to the decision to franchise the business.

With the support of our franchise team, which includes the owners of the original outlet plus specially trained staff and industry-leading franchise experts, our franchisees are now able to enjoy the benefits of the proven Spaven’s system, but without the hard work of creating the business model and developing the concept themselves. For details about running a Spavens franchise visit our dedicated franchise site at www.Spavens.com