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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

How do I sell my franchise business?

How do I sell my franchise business? Having to sell a franchise is something that franchisees will face for any number of factors. It’s important to remember that what made the franchise an attractive prospect for you will be the…

What are the High Quality Franchises to Invest in?

If you are looking to invest in a franchise in UK, you have many high-cost as well as low-cost franchise opportunities to explore from. UK is the land of opportunity. The investment options here are endless. Investors from around the…

Factors to Consider Before Becoming a Franchise Owner

Before making a decision to become a franchisee, it’s essential to take a closer look at various considerations when buying a franchise. Being a part of a popular franchise is both exhilarating and daunting at the same time.  You have…

Tips for Opening a Coffee Shop Franchise

Over the past few decades, the UK has steadily embraced a lively coffee culture similar to its Continental European counterparts. As the coffee house industry thrives, it brings many opportunities for leading coffee shop brands to franchise their business. With…

Simple Guide to Franchise Agreement UK

After thorough research and evaluating all the franchises UK, if you have finally decided the franchise that you want to invest in, then comes one of the most crucial parts of the entire process; the process of Formulating and Signing…

Start your own business by choosing an affordable franchise that ticks all the right boxes.

“Joining Clear Brew was the best decision we ever made. Our customers love the service we provide and business has grown every year”. Tim and Pat, Clear Brew, Bedford and Milton Keynes For those of you who are caught on…

Free franchise advertising launches in the UK

Free franchise advertising & lead generation for UK franchise businesses Franchise advertising & lead generation is expensive. For new Franchisors in particular it makes it really tough to compete against larger & more established Franchisors. UK Franchise Opportunities is delighted to…

3 months on & we are growing fast!

Well although it seems like much longer because of the huge amount of activity here it is only 3 months since the launch of the Quality Franchise Association! It's not been without it's challenges, some people don't like change but…

Former British Franchise Association Director joins the QFA

Former British Franchise Association Director joins the QFA We are delighted to announce the Quality Franchise Association has a new team member, Graham Mylchreest. Graham has extensive franchising experience as a Franchisee, Franchisor, franchising consultant & was also a board…

Is buying a franchise the correct choice for you?

Is buying a franchise the correct choice for you? Here’s what you need to consider If you regard yourself as having an entrepreneurial spirit, you may decide that the best route to success is to work with a brand that…

The Main Responsibilities Of Franchisees

How franchises UK perform has a lot to do with the franchisees running it. A franchisee has to make sure that the business is successfully operating at the standard expected from them on a national or an international level. The…

New franchising association gets off to a great start

Great start for new, digital franchising association The Quality Franchise Association ( QFA ) is a new digital franchising association. The QFA was launched around a week ago by Joel Bissitt. Joel has been an entrepreneur since the age of…

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.