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Business Franchise Webinar Series

Business Franchise Webinar Series 


Business Franchise Webinar Series

Spotlight on... the benefits of franchising in uncertain times

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While the first half of 2020 may have been dominated by news stories of businesses falling victim to the pandemic, bubbling away under the surface are the countless examples of brands that are rising to the challenge and flourishing as a result.

In the first of the new Business Franchise ‘Spotlight on...’ webinars, we’ll explore why the franchise model is so resilient.

During this 45-minute webinar, hosted by Paul Hansen from Hitachi Capital Franchise Finance, we’ll hear from two experienced franchisors representing very different sectors. Dan Archer is the Managing Director of care franchise Visiting Angels UK, which has not only survived through the pandemic, but thrived. He’ll be joined by Anton Skarlatov, CEO and co-founder of property maintenance franchise Fantastic Services, who has built a network of 350+ franchisees since founding the brand in 2009.

The session will cover:

• The benefits of the franchise model – and how it comes into its own in uncertain times

• The franchise opportunities they offer and what you can expect as a franchisee

• How they have adapted during the pandemic to support their franchisees’ ongoing success

• The various funding options available to new franchisees

• Next steps – identifying the right franchise brand and the recruitment process

You'll also have the chance to ask our panellists your questions. 

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Meet our speakers

Paul Hansen
Host: Paul Hansen 
Head of Sales & Marketing
Hitachi Capital Franchise Finance  


Paul has been part of the Hitachi Capital Franchise Finance team since January 2018, having held senior positions with a variety of lenders previously. Since joining, the team has gone through an exciting evolution and now serves the UK franchise industry as the leading non-bank lending, business planning and training organisation. Paul has significant experience of supporting franchisors and franchisees to achieve their objectives, which he will draw upon during this thought-provoking session.

Anton Skarlatov
Anton Skarlatov 

CEO and Co-founder
Fantastic Services

Anton is the CEO and co-founder of Fantastic Services, one of the UK’s largest property maintenance franchise brands. 350+ Fantastic franchisees provide more than 100 services for the home and office supported by 500 head office staff. Anton’s mission is to change the world by empowering people to lead, grow and innovate. Passionate about service, entrepreneurship and franchising, he is dedicated to helping franchisees develop a successful business with the help of Fantastic Services’ 11 years of know-how and its proven franchise model. 

Dan Archer
Dan Archer

Managing Director 
Visiting Angels UK 

Dan Archer has worked with over 500 franchisees over the course of his 20-year long career in franchising that began at Signs Express. In that time, he’s held franchise head office roles at X-Press Legal Services, Home Instead, Red Flag, NIC Services and Promedica24. With six years’ spent on the board of directors at the bfa - including as Deputy Director General at the Association – Dan is now achieving success bringing quality homecare-with-a-difference brand Visiting Angels to the UK with ambitious expansion plans for the near future. 

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