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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

What is a franchise and why is it a great choice for entrepreneurs?

What is a franchise and why is it a great choice for entrepreneurs? Here at UK Franchise Opportunities, we strongly believe in the advantages of franchising for your business. With Forbes revealing that the International Franchise Association estimates that there…

Access4Lofts Franchise Moves To New Head Office

Access4Lofts takes it to the next level with move to incredible new site With recruitment and sales through the roof, Access4Lofts’ big move promises great things for their franchisees, their staff, and their customers. Having outgrown their current premises in…

Franchise Magazine Franchise Entrepreneur July 2021 Now Available to Read

The latest issue of Franchise Entrepreneur, official magazine of the Quality Franchise Association, is available to read. This Issue July 2021 issue includes a number of interviews with franchisors and partners, providing insightful information into their roles and how their…

QFA Scores Top Marks In Member Survey

The Quality Franchise Association has received top marks in a recent members survey conducted about the services provided to members. The survey, which was sent to franchisor members, questioned members about the Quality Franchise Association's level of service, the range…

QFA Announces International Franchise Associations

QFA launches international franchise associations Quality Franchise Association are delighted to announce their continued international expansion with the launch of 44 new QFA international franchise associations. The QFA’s growth in the UK in just over 2 years has been rapid…

You don’t need to be a solicitor to help people in court and we’ll show you how…

You don’t need to be a solicitor to help people in court and we’ll show you how… Family Law Assistance are THE only alternative to a solicitor Did you know you can help people in court cases and hearings without…

Fantastic Services Offer Grant for New Franchisees

A grant of up to £5,000 is now available to start a franchise business with Fantastic Services The UK’s leading home services franchise has launched a grant programme to fund 150 small businesses and support London’s post-covid economy. As Covid-19…

Oven Wizards offers great value for money!

Oven Wizards offers great value for money! The Oven Wizards Franchise package has cost just £12500 +VAT since 2013.The package includes everything that you will need to get your new Oven Wizards business up and running. At this level it…

Visit Screen Rescue at The Virtual Franchise Show

We are exhibiting! Visit us and learn more about becoming a Screen Rescue franchisee. Imagine owning a highly profitable, low-cost franchise where you can build a thriving repeat business client base in all sectors of the commercial automotive world and…

Jorge Santos: From customer to franchisee

Jorge Santos: From customer to franchisee Meet Jorge Santos. He is a guy of Portuguese descent with a South African soul who made a major career shift after spending many years in the UK. He had been working in the…

How franchise networking fairing – February 2021 Update

How franchise networking fairing - February 2021 Update By Simon Pullum, Managing Director at Azura Group Ltd This is the second month of our comparison looking at how different sectors within franchising are coping with Covid We’re staying with the three…

New Director of Franchising joins growing miServices

New Director of Franchising joins growing miServices Marta Janes has joined Chester-headquartered miServices, one of the UK’s largest inventory clerk franchise networks, in the new post of Director of Franchising. Marta will look after 42 franchises, all using inventory software…

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.