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Currently the Group has four principal franchise brands; Metro Rod, ChipsAway, Ovenclean and Barking Mad. On 7 August 2019, Franchise Brands acquired Willow Pumps to complement and expand Metro Rod’s drainage and plumbing businesses.
Franchise Brands plc was founded in 2008 by Stephen Hemsley (Executive Chairman) and Nigel Wray (Non-Executive Director), the principal shareholders, who have substantial experience in franchising.
Franchise Brands’ vision is to create a group of market-leading franchise businesses that benefit from sharing the same support services. This model allows the management of our individual brands to focus on expanding their networks, and supporting their franchisees to grow their businesses.
Our strategy is to develop established franchise businesses into market leaders. Our focus is on established brands which can benefit from our shared support services as well as our management expertise, experience and group resources. The execution of this strategy is achieved through a combination of organic growth and acquisition.
The Company’s shares are traded on the Alternative Investment Market (“AIM”) of the London Stock Exchange (FRAN.L). The Company’s share price can be viewed here.
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AIM Securities in Issue
The number of shares in issue is 79,339,544 ordinary shares of 0.5 pence each (excluding shares held as treasury shares). 25,000 ordinary shares are held as treasury shares and therefore the total number of voting rights in the Company is 79,314,544. The percentage of shares not in public hands is 63.29%. There are no restrictions on the transfer of securities in the Company. The Company’s securities have not been admitted to trading on any other exchanges.
In so far as the Company is aware, the Company’s significant (3% or larger) shareholders are as follows:
|Nigel Wray (Non-Executive Director) *||21,720,120||27.38%|
|Stephen Hemsley (Executive Chairman) **||20,515,117||25.87%|
|David Poutney (Non-Executive Director)****||3,438,881||4.34%|
* Included in the holding of Nigel Wray are 14,026,380 Ordinary shares held by Damor Investments Limited, acting as nominee for RBC Trustees (Jersey) Limited as trustee of Mr Wray’s family trust. Also included are 3,731,343 Ordinary Shares and 3,684,463 Ordinary shares held by Euroblue Investments Limited and Glengrace Limited, respectively, companies wholly owned by Nigel Wray. Also included in Nigel Wray’s interest are 223,880 Ordinary shares owned by The Priory Foundation, a charitable trust of which he is the settlor and a trustee. Nigel Wray controls this interest but is not the beneficial owner of these shares.
** Included in the holding of Stephen Hemsley are 1,616,431 Ordinary Shares held by his wife, 7,477,612 Ordinary shares held by CTG Investment Limited, a company owned by a discretionary trust of which Mr Hemsley and his family are potential beneficiaries, and 1,492,537 Ordinary shares held by his Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP).
***Owned by Canaccord Genuity Group Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiary Canaccord Genuity Wealth Group Holdings (Jersey) Limited
**** Included in the holding of David Poutney are 2,574,627 Ordinary shares held by his SIPP and an interest in 676,164 Ordinary shares held by his wife and adult daughters. David Poutney controls the interest held by his wife and adult daughters but is not the beneficial owner of these shares.
This information was last updated on 12 November 2019.
Franchise Brands plc (Company no: 10281033) is incorporated in England and Wales and its main country of operation is the United Kingdom.
The Company is subject to the UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.
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The investor relations section of the website was last updated on 26 September 2019