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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 payouts

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 emerged today and just about none of them are very encouraging. GDP growth...

FTSE 100 rebounds as pound loses ground

The UK's stock market...

Ron Dennis cuts McLaren ties with stake sale

Ron Dennis, the former boss of the McLaren automotive group, is to sever ties with the Formula One company after 37 years. The announcement of...

'Challenging the narrative' of African art

Historically, Ilha de Luanda - a sandspit off the shore of the Angolan capital of Luanda - was a fisherman's village.Now it's the centre...

Markets in a spin as end to stimulus nears

It hasn't felt as panicked as it was during the eurozone crisis, five years ago, but this has been a choppy week for the...

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...

Juneberry: The latest super berry is being grown in Worcestershire

They're a popular Canadian berry that taste like a cross between cherries and almonds and are packed with more antioxidants than blueberries. Sophie Sidaway...