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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

Recruitment Franchise opportunities UK

Recruitment Franchises UK– Use Professional Experience to Work Home Based Many people with experience and skills from working in an office find themselves wishing that they could take advantage of working home based, an industry that is getting bigger and…

Children franchises UK – a good opportunity?

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Automotive franchises – Industry review

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Whats it like owning a franchise UK?

What’s it Really Like to Own a Franchise UK? You might have been recently browsing the numerous franchises available on, and wondering what it actually looks like to own a business that’s a part of a much larger umbrella…

The Most Profitable Franchises UK

What are the most profitable franchises UK? A profitable franchise can come from any industry, but one of the best ways to ensure that your investment in a franchise opportunity is going to give you huge returns is by picking…

Finding UK Franchise Opportunities

Where to find the best UK Franchise Opportunities Investing in a franchise is one of the most common business investment methods today. By choosing to invest in a franchise, you expose yourself to a wide variety of UK franchise opportunities.…

Franchise profits – Estimating Profits before you buy

Check the profitability of UK franchise opportunities There are a lot of franchise opportunities UK that are currently up for sale. For individuals who are interested in managing their own businesses, UK franchise opportunities might be right for you. If…

Buying a franchise UK – Which franchise should I buy?

Which Franchise Should I buy? For many entrepreneurs and investors, a franchise presents the perfect opportunity to get into a profitable business. Franchises mean instant brand recognition, loyal customers, and the support of larger, established corporations. These are all things…

What to consider when buying a franchise

What to consider when buying the right franchise UK One of the easier and more profitable ways to go into business for yourself is buying the right franchise UK. Franchises present all the benefits of owning your own business, with…

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.