Michelle from Pink Spaghetti Chester & North Wales featured in the Chester Chronicle, after 2 visits to Westminster in the past week to promote Small Business Saturday and the Small Biz 100, even meeting Philip Hammond, the Chancellor.
Vicky was featured on the Victoria Derbyshire progamme on BBC2 talking about part time workers, watch the video here.
Pink Spaghetti’s founders, Vicky and Caroline, have been featured in a new article on workingmums.co.uk talking about the unlimited support we give to franchisees. Read the article here to see why Pink Spaghetti won the 2018 Working Mums award for Innovation.
Award Winning Work at Home Franchise!
On May 17th we won the Working Mums Franchise Award for Innovation, and the Support Team at head office who respond to our 35 franchisees could not be more thrilled. This award was judged by HSBC, Aquabridge Law and Federation of Small Businesses.
“The judges felt that Pink Spaghetti had carefully identified future challenges to their model of unlimited support and adapted their business model to ensue this remains a core commitment to franchisees. They catered to a wide and comprehensive range of learning styles, and had created an engaging business model and structures to ensure they kept ahead of emerging trends.”
Co-founder, Caroline Gowing said “We know that the support we offer our franchisees is vital to our business, and we have always had to think ahead to ensure this support continues as we grow. The use of technology and continual improvements in our training, as well as new software and an amazing Support Team all mean we can not only continue to deliver the support we want, but actively improve what we offer. We are very proud to have won this award.”
Pink Spaghetti in the Daily Mail
Pink Spaghetti were mentioned in a Daily Mail article on February 8th about low cost franchises. Andrea, from Pink Spaghetti South Hampshire, was quoted, although we’d like to point out they overstated her age!
We are proud that our franchisee covering Chester & North Wales, Michelle, has been announced as one of the 100 UK businesses to be featured in their Small Business Saturday campaign. She will have a whole day with her business being promoted across the UK, in the run up to Small Business Saturday in early December. Read the full press release from The Guardian.
Elite Franchise Magazine published an article on the importance of tone of voice to franchises. Featuring Pink Spaghetti, Vicky Matthews, co-founder, talks about her experience and thoughts on the importance in our business. Click here to read the article in full.
Laura, our franchisee from Staines, who launched her business in September 2016 was featured by The Sun Employment section in an article featuring Pink Spaghetti to coincide with Work from Home Week. Laura, (pictured left) talks about why she chose the route and how it helps to balance family life. To read the full article, click here. Laura also wrote her own article for the website We Are Virtual Assistants, on her reasons for becoming a Virtual Assistant, and her experience of the journey so far. Click here to read her article.
Catherine, a well established Pink Spaghetti franchisee from South Manchester was featured in an article by Elite Franchise Magazine, talking about the flexibility people want when buying a franchise as a mum, and how Pink Spaghetti delivers it in bucket loads. Click here to read the article.
Mumpreneur Inspiration featured Caroline and Vicky and the business in an article on running a Virtual Assistant Franchise, click here to read it. We talk in detail about flexible working, and the importance of being able to offer a flexible work at home opportuity to the many brilliant women who have the skills to be a Pink spaghetti PA.
We were awarded our 5 star satisfaction badge a couple of months ago by Smith and Henderson, which you can read about in our awards page, and we were nominated for two awards at their Best Conference Awards that took place in Milton Keynes on the 30th November. We were thrilled to win one of the awards. We were featured in various press, click here to read the article in Franchise World.
Following on from our May “Supportive Franchisor of the Year 2016” win, one of our franchisees, Michelle, from Chester & North Wales, has been interviewed by Working Mums, and find out about the start of her journey as a Pink Spaghetti franchisee. Read the article here to find out why Michelle feels Pink Spaghetti supports franchisees.
Featured as a case study following our win of Supportive Franchisor of the Year by Mum and Working. This highlighted our work from home flexible opportunity in detail.
Timewise interviewed one of our franchisees, Catherine, from South Manchester about working for herself as part of a virtual assistant franchise.
The Workwise website featured our flexible working model.
Mum and Career featured Pink Spaghetti and the journey into franchising.
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After first visiting us at the beginning of 2014, Hiscox revisited our business a year on to see how our Personal Assitant franchise was going.
The Pink spaghetti Franchise were featured in a case study handed out at a Working Families conference on how to run a flexible, family friendly business opportunity, and the Warrington Guardian picked up the story.
The Guardian featured us under their Home Business Innovation Showcase.
We were featured by the Daily Telegraph on an article about setting up a virtual office.
Family Friendly Working interviewed Caroline and Vicky about how they started and where they are going with the business.
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Our Virtural Assistant Franchise offering was featured by Hiscox at the beginning of their small business stars series.