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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

20 years and still counting…

Believe in yourself and keep looking forward, as Steve Pointon recalls 20 years with OSCAR Pet Foods. “In my previous career I found myself caught up in the politics of the banking industry and a lifetime of sales,” Steve says.…

Day in the life of a TMC Therapist

Most people wake up on a Monday morning absolutely dreading the week ahead, as a massage therapist at The Massage Company I never get that Monday feeling. There is always a great energy at the centre from the management, membership…

Trophy Pet Foods Welcome New Franchisees

Trophy Pet Foods are delighted to welcome three new teams as new Trophy franchisees. Dave from Trophy Pet Foods Bridgend and Vale of Glamorgan, Sheila & Andrew from Trophy Pet Foods Ribble Valley and Lorraine & Chris from Trophy Pet Foods West…

Four Paws Groom School on the move!

Load up the van, we are on the move! When thinking of a buying a franchise, you want to be assured that the business you are joining is moving forwards and continuing their success.  Four Paws is proud to announce…

What type of home based & family friendly franchises are available?

How many different types of Home based franchises are available in the UK? Running a lucrative business from home can be an option with a home based franchise. Many Home based franchises are ideal for franchisees looking to escape the…

What types of business consulting franchises are available?

What types of Business Advice Franchises are available? Business in the Business Advice industry is big. Many businesses can see the benefit to outsourcing certain areas of their businesses requirements to industry experts in a certain field, to save business…

Different types of catering & food franchises reviewed

How many different types of catering franchises are available in the UK? Many of our favourite restaurants and fast food outlets are operated as catering franchises. This franchise type benefits from instant brand recognition, excellent promotion and national marketing programs,…

Things you should know about Care Franchises

The care industry is a rapidly growing part of the UK economy. An ageing population and limited public services are causing increasing numbers of people to hire private caregivers to meet their needs and those of their nearest and dearest.…

What types of automotive franchises are available?

How many different types of automotive franchises are available in the UK? The automotive industry contributes a huge amount to the UK economy, we love our cars in the UK and care ownership has grown massively and of course associated…

What are the top 5 accountancy & financial franchises?

What are the top 5 accountancy & financial franchises in the UK? The wheels of industry and business requires careful accounting & financial planning of course and the rise of accountancy & financial planning franchises over the last 15 years…

What are the top coffee franchises in the UK?

How many different types of Coffee franchises are available in the UK? Coffee franchises are very popular among franchise investors. Most of us enjoy a good cup of coffee from a franchised coffee shop on a regular basis. Consumers will…

What are the most profitable pet franchises for sale?

What types of Pet franchises are available? Pet franchises are a popular franchise choice. This franchise type covers many areas of the pet care industry to ensure that pets and their owners needs met. Pet franchises cover owners every aspect…

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.