Sarah Stowe

Showing 1 - 10 of 1372 results
Laing+Simmons franchisees buy the business


A group of Laing+Simmons franchisees has partnered with members of head office to buy the New South Wales boutique real estate business. A partnership of 15 team members agreed to

Harrington Homes launches franchise models


Heritage firm Harrington Homes is opening up to franchising, with two investment models available. The Victorian-born business is backed by more than 45 years and three generations of family building experience in

US cleaning brand Jan-Pro Systems International scooped up by private equity


US cleaning giant Jan-Pro Systems International has been acquired by private equity firm MidOcean Partners as part of a major acquisition of multi-brand business Lynx Franchising. Lynx is a multi-brand franchise

Five Guys’ first venue revealed for Australia


Five Guys’ master franchisee Seagrass Boutique Hospitality Group has signed a deal with the Panthers Group to open the first Five Guys venue in Penrith, Sydney in 2021. The choice

Cafe chain 85 Degrees allegedly underpaid staff $429,000


Cafe chain 85 Degrees has allegedly underpaid Taiwanese students working in its Sydney stores on a supposed internship arrangement. The FWO alleges that Taiwanese company Comestibles Master Co Ltd, the franchisor of the

Home loans deal brings Aussie and Lendi together


Mortgage broking chain Aussie is merging with Lendi, the online home loan platform. Announced mid-December the proposed transaction will bring together Aussie’s brand and broker and franchisee network with Lendi’s market-leading

Ninja Parc expands with first Melbourne location


Ninja Parc is forging ahead with expansion plans for 2021 and will open its first Melbourne venue on 16 January in Bayswater. The indoor obstacle course concept, owned by Belgravia Group,

Mark Wahlberg’s $50m deal will see burger chain open across Australia


US movie star Mark Wahlberg is set to open his fast food chain across Australia with 15 restaurants planned around the country. Wahlberg and his brothers chef Paul and actor Donnie will unveil

Which stories grabbed the headlines in 2020?


Covid-19 has dominated so much of our lives in 2020. But there has been plenty going on besides the pandemic. Take a look back with us at some of the

Who were the winners in the MYOB FCA Excellence in Franchising awards 2020?


Top performing franchisors, franchisees and brands have been recognised at the national MYOB FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards, with The Cheesecake Shop taking out the coveted Australian Established Franchisor of the Year