Ireland Franchise Case Studies Archive


Belfast, Jim Andrew, TaxAssist Accountants franchisee

Sticking to what you know with TaxAssist Accountants franchise

I chose franchising as I liked the idea of applying a tried and tested system that had worked in a different location. After spending 25 years as a Chartered Management Account I turned to what I knew best, accountancy, and after examining the market TaxAssist Accountants stood out for me.”



Louise Devenney, Letterkenny, the streat franchisee

the streat franchise experience

“My goal has always been to own my own business. As my expertise is business I researched buying a franchise as a way of providing a tangible concept. Choosing the right franchisor would mean that the business would be more likely to be successful than other start ups. As Letterkenny has expanded so much I decided to look in particular at coffee shops…I then came across the streat cafe.”



Aidan Sheedy, Mallow,

A better quality of life with a Munster Tool Co franchise

Founded in 1980 by Martin McMahon and Donal Healy, Munster Tool Co imports and distributes high quality, specialised tools to the automotive industry across Ireland. In 2004 they embarked on a project to create a sustainable network of franchise businesses to serve customers nationwide under the advice and guidance of Eamon Curtin of HJM Business Development.



Bob McCarthy, Cork,

Leading the way in Cork with an LMI franchise

"I had a very strong desire to run my own business. I had tried my hand by buying into a non-franchise business but found that being a part owner wasn’t for me. I decided that franchising offered a time-proven process to complement my desire was the way to go."



Pat Blake, North and South Dublin and Kildare, Card Connection franchisee

Quality with a Card Connection franchise

In 2002 Pat Blake was working as a transport manager for Pizza Express in Uxbridge. However, after three years, the gruelling commute to and from Dublin each week finally led him to look for a different career. It was at this point he discovered Card Connection.



Donnchadh McGinn, County Kildare,

County Kildare Chemdry franchisee is the Service Franchisee of the Year

Donnchadh McGinn, the owner of 3 Chem-Dry franchises in Kildare, was named as Franchisee of the year, in the service category, at the Irish Franchise awards 2007.  In January 2006 Donnchadh bought his first franchise in County Kildare where he very quickly established it as one of the top revenue producing units in the system.