Sills & Betteridge LLP awarded Festival of Learning Certificate of Achievement by CILEx Law School

Sills & Betteridge LLP awarded Festival of Learning Certificate of Achievement by CILEx Law School Jenny Pelling, Director of Business and Apprenticeships, awarded a Festival of Learning Certificate of Achievement to Sills & Betteridge LLP at its offices in Lincoln on Thursday 5 January 2017. CILEx Law School has been delivering legal training by distance learning to employees at the Lincolnshire-based law firm Sills & Betteridge LLP for many years.  Twelve students are currently enrolled on courses for qualifications set by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx). Sills & Betteridge LLP has used CILEx training delivered by distance learning to develop and retain excellent members of staff, overcoming some…

Franchising Pros and Cons

Franchising Pros and Cons Many of the best known business names in the world started out as (or still are) franchises. Two of the most valuable brand names in the world (McDonald’s and Coca-Cola) have expanded rapidly using franchised restaurants and bottling and distribution rights respectively. Leading names in the car hire, food and many other industries are those of companies which use franchise arrangements to run at least some of their sales outlets. Franchising clearly works, at least for the companies who grant the franchises! Here we compare the realities of franchising with ‘going it alone’. Franchise – A Ready-Built System One of the hardest things about setting up…