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Franchise UK Directory

UK Franchise Opportunities is a franchise directory of franchise opportunities for sale in the UK. Search local franchises for sale by franchise opportunity type or by franchise areas local to you. Find a franchise opportunity that is ideal for your skills, budget & lifestyle. UK Franchise Opportunities provides a wealth of useful franchising information & lists top franchises, new franchises, part time franchises, home based franchises and many other types of franchise to suit your interests, skills & lifestyle.

Franchising is a great way to start your own business and franchise businesses have a much higher success rate than other start-ups. Franchising is a great way to change career path as well as full training and support is provided by the franchise business owner, or franchisor.

Self employment via franchising is an increasingly popular way for people to start their own business, change career direction and find a better work-life balance. We hope you enjoy our website and wish you every success finding your ideal franchise.

UK Franchising Information…


930 Franchise Brands Operating in the UK

The number of franchise business outlets now totals 39,000+

7% increase in Franchise Businesses

Over the past 5 years there has been a 7% increase in franchise business units.

Full Time Jobs in franchising

Over a ¼m full-time jobs created by franchises in the UK

Total Economic Contribution

The total economic contribution of the franchising industry now stands at £15 billion.

UK Employment

Franchising employs over 600,000 people in the UK

UK Owned and Run

4 in 5 of the franchise businesses in the country are now UK owned and run.

Franchising Profitability

Percentage of franchise business units profitable: 97%

46% Growth Over the Past 10 Years

Franchising in the UK has grown by 46% in the last 10 years.

How to franchise my business?

Are you considering franchising your business in the UK? Franchising is a great way to expand a small business and has many advantages over growing organically.


Franchise Consultants UK

How to franchise my business? We have many years experience helping entrepreneurs expand by franchising their businesses. Our expert panel of franchise consultants will help you through every stage of the process including;

Franchise documentation – To franchise your business you are going to need franchise documentation including franchise legal agreements, business plans & franchise operating manuals.

Franchise advertising & marketing – Once set-up you need to generate leads and interest in your franchise. Our websites generated over 15,000 franchise recruitment leads last year!

Franchise recruitment – Recruiting new franchisees to invest in your franchise takes time and effort and is a very specialized skill. Our consultants are experts and can help you through the entire recruitment process

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Franchising News & Articles

Franchiseek Launches in South Africa

The premium franchise opportunity website, Franchiseek, is now live in South Africa. It allows franchisors and franchisees to connect online and make franchise dreams come true. The site also has premium content in the form of news and views that…

QFA Celebrates 150 Franchisor Member Milestone

The Quality Franchise Association (QFA) is today celebrating its 150th Franchisor member joining the organisation. The not-for-profit trade association which was set up in 2018 with the mission to grow franchising through inclusivity and education, provides access to resources to help…

Screen Rescue Announces FREE Franchise Open Day – 6th July 2022

Screen Rescue announces they are holding a FREE Franchise Open Day at the Cambridge Belfry, Cambourne Cambridge on Wednesday 6th July 2022. Jaime Hilario, founder, and franchisor of Screen Rescue is delighted to announce both franchisors are hosting a FREE…

Screen Rescue Deliver Outstanding Q1 Results in 2022

Screen Rescue Deliver Outstanding Q1 Results in 2022 Screen Rescue founder franchisor, Jaime Hilario is delighted to report outstanding results for Q1 2022. Founder franchisor, Jaime Hilario said, “We are delighted to report record results for Q1 of 2022, with…

Screen Rescue Ahead of New bsi Windscreen Repair Standards

Screen Rescue secure exclusive UK rights to latest digitally Advanced Windscreen Repair Systems ahead of new bsi reforms in windscreen repair. Ahead of new bsi standards in windscreen repair, released 31st March 2022, the Suffolk based multi award-winning Screen Rescue…

Interview With Drinklink Founder Kevin Bidewell

Drinklink is the leading wholesale coffee distribution franchise founded by Kevin Bidewell and has the potential to net its franchisees a fantastic 6 figure income by year three. We caught up with Kevin to learn more about how the Drinklink…

Family Law Assistance – A Passion To Help

Personal experience built a brand, personal passion makes it grow When Steven and Michaela Wade faced the courts to fight for the right for Steven to remain part of his child’s life, little did they know that they were setting…

3 Reasons Why You Should Buy An Accountancy Franchise

What’s the best way to become an entrepreneur? By buying an accountancy franchise, of course! Accountancy franchises allow you to open up your own business without having to worry about hiring employees, acquiring equipment, or choosing your office location. Here…

Oven Wizards deliver another magical year!!

Oven Wizards are pleased to report excellent continued growth in terms of their business in 2021 Business is up25% in the last year in terms of ovens cleaned by Oven Wizards Franchisees, culminating with our busiest December ever! We also…

VFA22 ‘Franchisee of the Year’ GOLD WINNER is Keith Harrison of Screen Rescue Stevenage.

What a big day it was for Screen Rescue as January 2022 came to a close, when the VFA22 Virtual Franchise Award winners, sponsored by Barclays were announced. Franchisor, Jaime Hilario said, “We are absolutely delighted to become an Award-Winning…

Screen Rescue announced as finalists in three VFA22 Awards!

Franchisor and co-founder of Screen Rescue, Jaime Hilario is deeply honoured to share the announcement that Screen Rescue franchise has been shortlisted as finalists in three #VFA22 Award Categories, as sponsored by #Barclays. As this exciting news drops, Jaime Hilario,…

easyMarketing kicks off Franchising

Exciting Marketing opportunity from easyGroup as easyMarketing kicks off Franchising Become the boss of your own marketing agency, working from the comfort of your own home,  Nathan Siekierski, Director of easyMarketing part of the easyGroup explains more. The marketing world…

Franchising FAQ

What is a franchise? - Definition of a franchise

A franchise is when an existing, already trading business model is copied. This copying is achieved by production of franchising materials such as a franchise agreement, franchise operating manuals, business plans & forecasting and detail operations and franchise training manuals & support.

History of franchising - Background & where franchising began

Many people think that franchising is relatively new, it’s not. The fact is franchising a business model goes right back to the 19th Century! Many new to franchising also think of fast food franchises but franchising in the UK covers many different industries and contributes billions to the UK economy.

What are the advantages of a franchise compared to setting up alone?

Franchising is replicating an already “proven” business model, market and concept. This and the support given by Franchisors ( the business model owner ) is what makes the success rate of a new business via a franchise model so much higher than setting up on your own.

Essentially franchising is being in business for yourself but not by yourself, reducing risk and in many cases being able to launch more quickly using the already established brand of the Franchisor.

What are the most profitable franchises?

This is an almost impossible question as with all businesses, whether a franchise business or not the success of failure is down to you, the business owner. Many see well established franchise brands that have a high repeat business rate, i.e food, lawn care, cleaning as the most successful long term but that’s not always the case and you also need to consider your own interests and skills as to ensure success you need to make sure the franchise is a good match to your background, skills and experience. When buying franchise businesses for sale UK you should verify they are profitable and sound when carrying out due diligence.