The British Franchise Exhibition: A wide range of opportunities - plus help with the financing

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Abbey Life

Centre, 100 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH8 8AL.

Tel: 0202-292373

offers the opportunity to build your own business in the financial services industry. No capital outlay required; full training is free.

Stand E4

Aloette Cosmetics Europe

1301 Wright's Lane East, West Chester, Pennsylvania USA 19380. Tel: 0101 215 692 0600

Aloette Cosmetics Inc, founded in 1978 in Philadelphia, produces the finest quality aloe vera-based skin-care cosmetics and products and has a superior method of presenting their beauty products through franchisee marketing.

Stand J5

B-Clean Ltd

Arlingham House, South Mimms, Herts EN6 3PH.

Tel: 0727 847867/847869

The carpet, curtain and upholstery cleaning service, available in homes and businesses. It has seven management franchises now operational in the UK, and more will be available soon.

Stand A4


8 Ifield Road, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 7YY.

Tel: 0293 534 734

The Burstows Franchising Legal Service offers clear expert advice, fair pricing and fast responses, wherever you are based. Burstows Solicitors are affiliated to the BFA.

Stand B5

Card Connection

Park House, South Street, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7QQ. Tel: 0252 733177

Quality greeting card publishers, distributing through a network of franchisees who place cards on a free loan basis into 40 to 150 independent retail outlets in their exclusive area.

Stand H2

Cash Converters

707 High Road, North Finchley, London N12 OBT.

Tel: 081 445 2964/081 343 9351

Pawnbrokers and retailers of high quality second-hand goods in a high-profile sophisticated shopping environment.

Stand G3

Chem-Dry Southern Service

2 The Metro Centre, Ronsons Way, Sandridge, St Albans, Herts AL4 9QT.

Tel: 0727 852 030

Chem-Dry is the world's largest carpet and upholstery cleaning organisation. More than 400 franchisees in the UK. Total investment from pounds 9,300. Contact Ron Patmore.

Stand F1

Countrywide Garden

Maintenance Services

164-200 Stockport Road, Cheadle, Cheshire SK8 2DP. Tel: 061 428 4444

Countrywide has become one of Britain's largest grounds maintenance companies with over 30 franchised offices, all giving the same reliable quality service that has made Countrywide Garden Maintenance Services so successful.

Stand J2

Decorating Den Systems Ltd

Bowditch, Membury, Axminster, Devon EX13 7TY.

Tel: 0404 881 789

The world's largest interior decorating business. Our mobile professionally trained designers carry 5,000 and more samples of fabrics, wall coverings, carpets, furniture and blinds in their Colourvans, offering a wide choice to both domestic and commercial customers

Stand E3

Dogsbody & Cat Tails

14 High Street, Staple Hill, Bristol BS16 5HA. Tel: 0272 374 140

High street franchising of retail pet supplies to the public (foods and accessories). Also pet grooming (optional). Full training and on-going support.

Stand J4

The Dyno-Rod Group

143 Maple Road, Surbiton, Surrey KT6 4BJ. Tel: 081 481 2200

Established in 1963, the leading supplier of property repair services: drain cleaning, roofing, glazing, plumbing and locksmiths. Franchisees capable of managing, developing and controlling business.

Stand E1

Field Fisher Waterhouse

Franchise & Licensing Unit

41 Vine Street, London EC3N 2AA. Tel: 071 481 4841

A City firm of solicitors specialising in domestic and international franchising for more than 28 years. Provides one-stop services for franchisors, master franchisees and unit franchisees.

Stand J3

Franchise World

James House, 37 Nottingham Road, London SW17 7EA.

Tel: 081 767 1371

Britain's leading franchise publications: Franchise World bi-monthly magazine, Franchise World Annual Directory (1994 edition), Franchise Reporter newsletter, guides and books.

Stand E5

Hill Samuel Financial Services

29 Queen Annes Gate, London SWIH 9BU. Tel: 071 222 4858

Hill Samuel Financial Services combines a deep sense of tradition with a sophisticated approach to the business of helping individuals and growing companies.

Stand J6

Humana International Group

231 Tottenham Court Road, London WIP 9AE.

Tel: 071 872 9044

Humana International is a franchised network of 44 executive recruitment offices, linked to 600 US offices via video conferencing. Comprehensive training and support provided.

Stand A3

Jet (Conoco Ltd)

Conoco Centre, Warwick Technology Park, Gallows Hill

Warwick CV34 6DA.

Tel: 0926 404 000

Jet is the UK's fifth-largest petrol brand. Retailers run one of 1,100 outlets with an award-winning petrol forecourt and shop.

Stand F2

Just Wills Plc

46-50 Chertsey Road, Byfleet, Surrey KT14 7AN.

Tel: 0932 336 390

This white collar franchise opportunity will enable you to earn substantial income working from home. No bad debts, staff, stock, rent or rates.

Stand C1

Kwik Strip (UK) Ltd

PO Box 1087, Summerleaze, Church Rd, Winscombe, Avon BS25 1BH. Tel: 0934 843 100

A franchise specialising in the stripping and restoration of furniture, using a range of environmentally friendly and unique products. Established 1982.

Stand B3

Lambourn Court International

The Manor Barn, Keysoe, Bedfordshire MK44 2HR.

Tel: 0234 708 848

LCI Stress Management Consultancies, from home. Accredited training. Corporate and private clients. Guaranteed launch success. Practice full or part-time. Europe's largest stress management plc group with more than 65 UK franchises established. Inclusive cost, pounds 18,500 plus VAT.

Stand H1

M&B Marquees

Premier House, Tennyson Drive, Pitsea, Basildon, Essex 5513 3BT. Tel: 0268 558 002

Undercover Agents (Wanted). Marquee and ancillary equipment hire. Seeking motivated individuals with good interpersonal skills. Investment from pounds 35,000.

Stand J7

Mail Boxes ETC

84 Marylebone High Street, London W1M 3DE.

Tel: 071 935 9411

The world's largest network of postal, business and communication centres, with more than 2,000 unique retail outlets in 21 countries. UK areas available.

Stand B6

Master Brew Ltd

Beverages House, 7 Ember Centre, Hersham Trading Estate, Hersham, Surrey KT12 3PT. Tel: 0932 253 787

Supply of fresh-ground coffee and a complete beverage range to offices and caterers. Master Brew supports the network with the development of national accounts and high-volume sites.

Stand A1


(Baxter & Baxter Ltd)

Park House, Leigh Road, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 2DW. Tel: 0202 848424

Mastersharp, probably Europe's No 1 in tool renovation. A much needed service. Comprehensive training given. Low overheads. Cash business, with very little competition.

Stand B1

Mixamate Concrete

11 Westdown, Great Bookham, Surrey KT23 4LJ.

Tel: 0372 456 714

Mixamate offers the real alternative to ready-mixed concrete. Super convenient service with unique patented vehicle supplying concrete when, where and in the quantities you want it.

Stand K1

Molly Maid UK

Hamilton Road, Slough, Berkshire SL1 4QY.

Tel: 0753 523 388

Domestic cleaning franchise can be operated from home. Trading internationally for 11 years. A full member of the BFA; pounds 7,800 plus VAT.

Stand B2

Motabitz (Franchising) Ltd

27-37Craven Street, Northampton NN1 3EZ. Tel: 0604 231 777

Leading UK van sales operation. Consumable maintenance products for industry. Low operating costs. BS5750 registered. Inclusive of training, sales accounting, credit control. Established, proven, profitable.

Stand C2.

Mundays (Solicitors)

Crown House, Church Road, Claygate, Esher, Surrey KT10 0LP. Tel: 0372 467 272

Mundays has over 30 years combined experience in providing legal advice to franchisors and franchisees on franchise agreements and in the resolution of disputes.

Stand J8

National Westminster Bank

Franchise Section, Small Business Services, Level 10, Drapers Gardens, 12 Throgmorton Avenue, London EC2N 2DL.

Tel: 071 920 5966

NatWest has the longest established franchise section and specialises in franchise finance. Detailed information to assist in choosing a franchise is available from our stand.

Stand G1

One Stop Community Stores

Raebarn House, Hulbert Road, Waterlooville, Hampshire P07 7JT. Tel: 0705 267 321

One Stop Community Stores commenced franchising in April 1993 and is the successful retailing arm of Portsmouth & Sunderland Newspapers, whose beginnings date from the 1870s.

Stand A2

PDC Copyprint

1 Church Lane, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 3AZ.

Tel: 0342 315 321

PDC Copyprint accept only six new franchisees a year. Unique features include reducing royalty fees and very large franchise areas. The company has full BS5750 accreditation.

Stand H4

Presto Print Ltd

43 Market Place, Henley RG9 2AA. Tel: 0491 574 062

A unique quick-print franchise developed from 25 years of experience in running a chain of 25 shops. Now offering franchise opportunities south of Birmingham.

Stand D2

Rainbow International

Willow Court, Cordy Lane, Underwood, Notts NG16 5FD.

Tel: 0773 715 352

Disaster restoration specialists and maintainers of soft furnishing and carpets. We believe our training and support of franchisees is the best in the industry.

Stand H3

Signs Express Ltd

25 Kingsway, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 4UE. Tel: 0603 762 680

In less than two years Signs Express has become recognised as the leading signs franchise. The company has already appointed 15 franchisees in a rapidly growing nationwide network.

Stand A5

Snappy Snaps Franchises

11/12 Glenthorne Mews, 115 Glenthorne Rd, Hammersmith, London W6 0LJ.

Tel: 081 741 7474

Retail franchise specialising in one-hour film developing and related services. More than 60 outlets throughout the UK.

Stand J1


Unit 9, Business Centre West, Avenue One, Letchworth, Herts SG6 2BB.

Tel: 0462 670 555

Mobile vehicle security service supplying and fitting Gamma alarm systems. Package includes: fully equipped vehicle, tools, advertising, technical and sales training, on-going support.

Stand D3

Stoy Hayward

Franchising Services

8 Baker Street, London W1M IDA. Tel: 071 486 5888

As Europe's leading franchise consultancy, we advise businesses on the selection and implementation of strategies for business development and improvement through franchising and similar methods.

Stand G2

The Tanning Shop

35 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London WIX 3FB.

Tel: 071 493 0904

The Tanning Shop concept is based on the sale of convenient, responsible and hygienic tanning, using the Hex Vertical Sunroom. The business is simplistic and profitable.

Stand D1

Worldwide Refinishing Systems, Unit A4, Acre Business Park, Acre Rd, Reading, Berks RG2 05A. Tel: 0734 751 533

Employing advanced resurfacing technologies, ideal for tiles, fixtures, floors and work surfaces in kitchens and baths. Applied in situ in any colour, economically and quickly.

Stand E2