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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

Tips in Recognizing a Franchise in Disguise

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Due Diligence Tips for International Franchise Opportunities

  For readers who have traveled overseas, coming across certain American franchises may be a welcome reminder of home. Brands like Starbucks or McDonald's seem to have a ubiquitous world presence. Indeed, franchising can now be found in over 160…

Hairdressing Franchises – A Cut Above The Rest

A Great Business Opportunity With A Hairdressing Franchise Hairdressing franchises have increased in popularity, many are branded with famous names within the hairdressing sector. A retail franchise is ideal for franchise seekers who are committed to providing a high quality…

Attending A Franchise Discovery Day

Franchise Discovery Days - What You Need To Know A Franchise Discovery Day does exactly what it says on the tin. It gives the  potential Franchisee the chance to meet with a Franchisor to discover more about the franchise.  This…

Could a pizza franchise help you achieve a slice of success?

A pizza the action with your own franchise One of the world’s favourite foods and a staple of freezers up and down the country, the humble pizza is one of the tastiest, most versatile and most universally liked dishes around.…

Tips For Buying An Extra Franchise Opportunity

Tips for buying an additional franchise Thanks to their impressive success rate and huge potential for profit, franchises are an incredibly popular option for entrepreneurs looking for a new challenge. And once a franchisee has experienced success with one business,…

Five Reasons Why Ex Military Personnel Make Great Franchisees

Challenging, rewarding and invigorating, a career in the armed forces is great preparation for a number of professional positions in the outside world. As well as making good team players and excellent employees, ex servicemen make fantastic entrepreneurs and franchisees.…

Top five low cost franchise opportunities of 2015

Reasons to Invest in Low Cost Franchises If you’re one of the thousands of workers in the UK who one day hopes to hand in their notice, become their own boss and start a business of their very own, a…

Glossary of Franchising Terms

If you are new to franchising you may find franchising jargon a little confusing. This brief guide will explain some commonly used terms and phrases. Area Franchise - a franchise relationship that allows the franchisee to open multiple locations, usually…

How to choose the right franchise solicitor

Whether you’re the franchisor or the franchisee, protecting your and your company’s legal rights throughout the franchise process is essential. Without adequate protection you could be putting your business and your finances at risk, leaving you in a precarious position.…

Why Franchises Are The Perfect Option For Hard Working Mums

As all mums will know, finding the time to combine motherhood with work can be a challenge. Small children take a lot of looking after and it can be all but impossible to find a job that’s flexible, enjoyable and…

The Pros and Cons of New Franchise Opportunities

In the competitive world of business, ambitious entrepreneurs are always on the lookout for an opportunity to get ahead.  You need to consider the pros and cons of  new franchise opportunities. Though there are a variety of ways to make…

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.