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The Bardon Group Blog

From business advice through to award ceremonies...our blog aims to keep you up-to-date about all the goings on of The Bardon Group.

Franchisors need to take a collective stand for franchising

Franchisors need to take a collective stand for franchising

Categorised in: Ask Nigel    Posted: February 10, 2020

For 31 years, the British Franchise Association (bfa) has run an annual survey in conjunction with NatWest to provide an in-depth view of franchising in the UK. The findings paint an impressive picture of a robust and resilient industry characterised by enterprising leaders and profitable businesses. Yet in many business-focused quarters, franchising is all but […]

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Ten tips to be a top franchisee

Ten tips to be a top franchisee

Categorised in: Ask Nigel    Posted: January 10, 2020

Becoming a top franchisee and successful in business requires hard work, drive, ambition and persistence. These are the foundation stones of all robust enterprises, but to become a consistently successful and a consistently top performing franchisee you need more. Working with the franchisor is a pre-requisite – not because they are ‘better’ than you but […]

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Can I sell my franchise?

Can I sell my franchise?

Categorised in: Ask Nigel    Posted: December 28, 2019

The short answer is YES! But three things resonate with me after 25 years in the business. All franchisees think their business is worth more than it is, it is a common and false belief that a buyer will pay for ‘potential’ and more often than not people sell their businesses at the wrong time […]

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A shining star in Scottish women’s football

A shining star in Scottish women’s football

Categorised in: Recognition Express    Posted: December 19, 2019

Having supported the Scottish Women’s Football Awards for the second year running this year, local business owners Ciorsdan and Stephen Price were delighted to present the trophy for Volunteer of the Year to Sarah Herd of East Fife GWFC at the award’s ceremony held recently. Owners of Recognition Express West Scotland, based in Ayr, Ciorsdan […]

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The Bardon Group Brands in Top 100 UK Franchises Once Again

The Bardon Group Brands in Top 100 UK Franchises Once Again

Categorised in: ComputerXplorers, Kall Kwik, Recognition Express, Techclean    Posted: December 16, 2019

All four brands from the specialist franchising stable, The Bardon Group, have been named in the prestigious 2020 Elite Franchise Magazine Top 100 annual league table (EF100) for the third year running. Kall Kwik, Recognition Express, Techclean and ComputerXplorers have been placed amongst the top 100 UK franchise brands by the industry’s leading magazine. The […]

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Getting a return on your franchise investment:  How long will it take?

Getting a return on your franchise investment: How long will it take?

Categorised in: Ask Nigel    Posted: December 11, 2019

When you start looking into buying a franchise, it’s important to work out your ROI. First you need to assess how much working capital you will need in advance of the business contributing. Then you calculate when you’re likely to break even. It’s never straightforward BUT there is a process to go through for a […]

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