UK franchisee stories

From corporate life to work/life balance


Franchisee Chris McNaughton is the Suit the City franchisee for Northampton. "I was the managing director of a £55m turnover business for 10 years with private equity owners, which was pretty demanding and stressful. I wanted more of a work/life balance, a business that wasn’t going to be all-consuming. I’ve always liked nice clothes, particularly suits, and I also wanted something that kept me in touch with people. Suit the City ticked all the boxes."

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Industry focus

Repeat business prospects for pet services


With approximately 50% of all UK households owning a pet, a pet service franchise can be an ideal and profitable route into business ownership. Exclusively for whichfranchise, OSCAR share their insight into this thriving sector and the benefits of investing in a franchise within it.Read more..

UK Franchisor Interviews

Exclusive interview; "Successfully franchising after being afraid of the unknown"


Before starting Cleanhome, Karen worked closely with Richard Branson at Virgin Atlantic and from there she worked as a Country Director for Disneyland Paris. Reaching 50 and wanting a better work/life balance for herself, Karen decided that the time was right to start her own business. Find out more about Karen’s franchise journey, the challenges she has had to overcome, successes to date and advice for those considering franchising.

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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

Outback Steakhouse® is an Australian-themed steakhouse restaurant with over 200 stores in countries across the globe. Outback was the first restaurant opened by Bloomin’ Brands, which now owns five other restaurant brands with close to 1,500 stores in over 20 countries. We are currently seeking franchisees in the UK to enter a five-store minimum development deal.

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Franchise expert news and opinions

Why banks reject applications for finance

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If you have had an application for finance rejected, the first thing to do is to ask your bank why. This will help you to decide how you can improve things and possibly re-apply. In this article, Cathryn Hayes, Franchise Director at Revive! Auto Innovations, explains the reasons why a lending proposal can be rejected.

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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.

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