UK franchisee stories

Exclusive Interview: "Being part of a national brand would be invaluable when starting my business."


Ben Lacey has always had a keen interest in property, and when the chance to get involved with his own Nicholas Humphreys franchise arose, he grabbed it with both hands! Learn more about Ben's experience with this property franchise so far...

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Industry focus

Want your business to thrive on the local high-street? Try franchising!


Launching a retail business in the UK market generally requires a large investment and it can be difficult to compete with other better-known shops and iron out the creases that, inevitably, crop up when starting out a business venture. However, with a franchise, you can invest in a tried-and-tested business model, benefit from the franchisor's expertise in the sector and hit the ground running under a highly-recognisable brand name. With this in mind, Mail Boxes Etc. share their experience of franchising in the retail industry and considerations of doing so...Read more..

UK Franchisor Interviews

Exclusive Interview: Mu’azzam Ali, Founder of Little Dessert Shop


In this exclusive interview with whichfranchise, Mu’azzam Ali, Founder of Little Dessert Shop, talks to us about creating an alternative to resturants and pubs for family evenings out. He also discusses how Little Dessert Shop plans to expand over the coming years - targetting 50 outlets by 2018!

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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

Featured master franchise

Founded in 2002, and with over 300 locations across the US, Brightstar Care is the United States’ nationally-recognized leader in private-pay home care. The UK’s aging population is driving a huge need for home care franchise services. Brightstar Care is ready to enter the fast-growing home care industry in the UK.

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Franchise expert news and opinions

How to recruit people who will drive your business growth

Franchise Opportunities Small

In a small business, people who are specialists in the company, but who have never recruited or even managed people before often handle hiring new staff. This can lead to mistakes that can have an impact on a business that is otherwise ripe for growth. Getting it right – recruiting people who fit the role, the team, and even exceed your expectations on the positive impact they have – is tricky, but not impossible.

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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