Ireland Franchise Case Studies Archive


Barking Mad first Irish franchisee

After working as a dog groomer for almost thirteen years, Jennifer Curtin was looking for a change of direction which still involved working with dogs. Her entrepreneurial nature has led to her changing the face of dog care in Ireland, with the first ever Irish Barking Mad franchise!



Lingotot franchisee

Exclusive interview with Lingotot master franchisee

Sofia Colas runs Lingotot Ireland as well as her own franchise area in South Dublin. Born in Madrid to Spanish and German parents, she grew up in a trilingual household and has lived in Madrid, The Netherlands, Canada and London. It is not surprising that languages are a huge part of her life! After a long stint in the corporate world in London, followed by a career break to raise a family, she set up Lingotot South Dublin in 2018 and has found a fulfilling role for herself which works around family life. With three young children of her own, she’s passionate about the early language learning benefits for young children and making this as fun as possible in her classes.



CHAMPS Academy franchisee

CHAMPS Academy goes from strength to strength in Dublin

As the leading kids and teens Self-Confidence and Life Skills coaching Franchise, CHAMPS Academy prides itself at giving Franchisees all the tools, and support they need to make the business succeed. Our Dublin based coaches are no exception and Ann and Jenn have seen their business go from strength to strength.



TaxAssist Accountants franchisee

Why franchising and TaxAssist was the ideal career choice for this Dublin franchisee

Gary Cullen is an ACCA qualified accountant with over 12 years’ experience working in a variety of roles within industry. He comments, “I’ve always worked hard and was attracted to being my own boss. “I was considering franchising at the time and it was TaxAssist that really jumped out at me. The branding really stood out and being an accountant already, it was the perfect mix.



TaxAssist Accountants franchisee

Interview with Dermot Kane, TaxAssist Accountants Dublin

Dermot Kane joined TaxAssist Accountants in October 2010, opening his own accountancy practice in Dublin. Dermot had a background in accountancy and was the finance director for a plant and machinery company.  After being made redundant, Dermot decided to look t being his own boss.  Nervous about starting out on his own led Dermot to look at the security net of franchising.



Card Connection franchisee

Interview with Simon Linscheid of Card Connection, Dublin

Card Connection is the market leader in Ireland for the franchised distribution of greeting cards. Dublin based, Simon Linscheid is one of Card Connection’s most successful franchisees and has almost doubled the size of his business within four years. He has grown his team to six employees and now supplies 250 retailers with Card Connection’s quality greetings cards and accessories.