This is an interesting article from the U.K. regarding allegations of misdeeds of a sales agent and system developer:
Knutsford-based Franchise Group is the focus of an inquiry which is being led by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.
It has temporarily closed its headquarters as a result.
The company creates franchises for bosses of small firms who wish to expand, then recruits franchisees and manages their performance.
What’s the same: the U.K. case and the New Zealand ironing franchise scam?
Simple. Both relationships are called “franchisor associates” under any half-decent franchise law.
Too bad that New Zealand and Britain don’t have any franchise law.