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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

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What are the best van franchises for sale?

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What are the best sports franchises in the UK?

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Come and meet Match Options at The Franchise Show in London in February

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Full potential of multi-unit franchising to be explored at exclusive conference

London’s first Multi-unit Franchise Conference will be held at Olympia on 9 March 2018, to deliver crucial insights into the lucrative world of multi-unit franchising. Franchising is recognised as offering many advantages to those pursuing business ownership. The support of…

Who is the founder of McDonalds Fast Food Franchise?

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Baby swimming aiding development for Turtle Tot Helen

All parents want the best for their child, but in the case of Toni Mcgoverny-Stewart from East Lothian, whose daughter Helena was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus, a build-up of fluid on the brain, nothing could have been more imperative than aiding…

What is the history of the KFC franchise and how did KFC begin?

What is the history of the popular Fast Food franchise, KFC? One of the biggest names in fast food franchising, KFC has over 20,500 outlets in more than 125 countries and territories around the world. Although Colonel Sanders came around…

Top Beer, Wine & Pub Franchises For Sale

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TaxAssist Accountants to launch in Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory

Further expansion for successful accounting franchise network Perth-based business partners Steve Herlihy and Tricia Kingston are launching a new service for small business clients after acquiring the Master Franchise rights for TaxAssist Accountants in Western Australia, South Australia and the…

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.