UK franchisee stories

Exclusive Interview: "I wanted to get out of the office environment, and the 9-5 monotonous grind."


Barking Mad provides top quality dog holiday care in a home environment, rather than at a kennels. We have hosts with whom dogs stay whilst their owners are on holiday. It works very well - you get to meet lots of people and dogs and organise your own schedule.

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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..

UK Franchisor Interviews

Exclusive interview: "Our franchisees benefit from the repute of a national organisation"


Nick Harris, Franchise Sales Director, initially joined Northwood as a franchisee, building a successful business in Wokingham. In 2013 Nick sold his business and took up an invite to join Head Office in assisting new franchisees in the launch of their business. In this interview Nick talks about his role in Northwood, how the business has grown, the franchise opportunity and what it takes to become a successful franchisee. To find out more...

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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

Brumby’s Bakery is an Australian chain of established, and successful, retail bakeries. Brumby’s is part of Retail Food Group (RFG) – Australia’s largest multi food franchise group. We have 12 brand systems across bakery, patisserie, coffee and QSR, represented by over 2550 outlets in over 80 international territories. We now aim to be the premium destination for baked good in the UK too.

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Franchise expert news and opinions

Franchising Step by Step

Franchise Opportunities Small

Whatever business you are in, planning and goal setting is important and none more so, than when you are buying a franchise. The step from employment to running your own business must be more than a leap of faith, it has to be a thought-out and well executed process to maximise the chances of success. In this article, Michael Johnson, Managing Director of Card Connection considers some of the basic points required for successful franchising.

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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