UK franchisee stories

Exclusive Interview: Father and Son's team up and hit the jackpot!


Who says Franchising can't be a family business? Leland Mayall and his two sons have established an award-winning World Options franchise, returning the top sales figures for 2016. The family team plan to go from strength to strength by expanding into a Florida franchise and increasing the size of the established UK business.

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Industry focus

Busting common myths about van-based franchises


According to the latest bfa Natwest Franchise Survey, van franchises make up 10% of all UK franchise systems. Snap-on Tools is one of the largest van franchises in the country. National Franchise Manager, Lisa Law, discusses five of the most common myths surrounding the concept of van franchising. In this exclusive article, Snap-on Tools gives us an unique look into this sector. Read more..

Master licenses

Are you looking to expand your investment portfolio? Are you interested in becoming a master franchisee for an international brand? If so we will help you to understand how you can be involved in this exciting investment opportunity. Read more about buying a master franchise

Ask the experts


Franchising can be a very complex area and to make sure you find the right franchise for you, or set up your own franchise correctly, is it imperative that you do as much research as possible. This includes seeking professional help and advice. Our Ask the Expert section allows you to post questions regarding funding a franchise, legal issues, accountancy, consultancy and general franchise advice. Post your questions to our panel of experts

Raising finance

It is a big step from deciding to start a franchise to actually opening your doors for business. For many, one of the biggest hurdles is approaching the bank for finance. Read more about funding a franchise

Settle down in the USA

Buy a franchise and settle down in the USAEvery year more and more people move to the United States of America and are successful in the immigration process. One of the most successful methods to achieve a permit to work and stay in the USA is through buying a business and creating employment.

To find out more about buying a franchise and settling down in the USA click here

Franchise expert news and opinions

Can YOUR business be franchised?

Franchise Opportunities Small

 Franchising is not for everyone, let’s be clear about that. Otherwise the market would be saturated! Nick Willliams, Ashtons Franchise Consulting looks at some of the challenges and opportunities.

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UK Franchisor Interviews

Exclusive interview: "We offer franchisees the benefit of over 50 years of experience"


Ray King of LMI, a global franchise which provides bespoke coaching programmes, believes that this ‘people-focused’ franchise is in a period of sustained growth, as more UK businesses recognise their employees can become the leaders of tomorrow. He has seen how the LMI combines the drive and energy of franchise owners with their real-world business experience along with the expertise of the franchisor – a real recipe for success. Click on the link below to get a greater insight into LMI...

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Franchising your business

Are you considering franchising your business? If yes, we can help. Our "Franchise Your Business" section will help you to decide if franchising is the right expansion route for your business, and if so, how to franchise your business. Read more about franchising a business

Franchise resales

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You don't have to start a franchised business in the UK from scratch; many existing franchisees are looking to sell their franchise. In our resale section you will find advice on buying and selling a franchise resale, stories of those who bought a resale as well as listings of existing franchises for sale across the UK.

Read more about existing franchises for sale