Franchise opportunities

UK franchisee stories

Interview with Peter Boulton, XDP, Stoke-on-Trent

Franchie News brings you all the latest developments in the UK Franchise industry

With previous experience in the parcel courier business, Peter Boulton was attracted to the successful XDP franchise business model. With a depot in Stoke-on-Trent and 17 years with XDP under his belt, he shares his experience of choosing a franchise system and what makes a successful franchisee. Read more..

UK Franchisor News and Advice

Do you have what it takes to be a franchisee?

Franchie News brings you all the latest developments in the UK Franchise industry

By Denise Howard, in-toto.
Many people choose franchising as a welcome depart from the rat race – a way to work for themselves but with the peace of mind that comes from Franchisor support and a tried and tested business plan. But is it right for anyone? And if someone is capable of entering the world of a Franchisee, can they make a success of any franchise or does the choice of sector make a difference? Read more..

Franchise resales

Existing franchises for sale


You don't have to start a franchised business in the UK from scratch. Many existing franchisees are looking to sell their franchise. There are many reasons why existing franchises are for sale.


Top ten tips for incoming or prospective franchisors by Fiona Boswell, Freeths

opinion_fionab_small.jpg Franchising in any country is all about the brand – to develop a franchise network in the UK you will need to ensure that your brands are registered here. This may be by extending an existing international trademark registration to apply to the UK also or registering a community trademark with OHIM (as it is generally more cost effective to apply for one registration that covers your brand throughout the EU than applying to register it in the UK alone). Read more..

Latest news and advice from the bfa

Why a franchise could be the right family fit


The UK’s franchise sector has never been in better health; overall revenues, employment and numbers of franchisees all rose throughout the recession, while other parts of the economy struggled. With business confidence and growth now firmly on the rise, franchising can be expected to continue its substantial forward trajectory, which makes it a great time to get involved.

It’s also a sector that has nearly double the rate of female ownership (30 percent) compared to all other UK SMEs, and one that is a statistically safer route to self-employment with its model of ongoing support and established ways of doing things.

Those factors help make it perfectly suited to family life, with more and more parents taking on a franchise after starting a family.

Read more..

Marketing tips from Dee Blick

Marketing magic in five steps!


I delivered a talk a few days ago and was asked the question “is there any one marketing tactic that you recommend?” My answer was an unequivocal no. Alas there is no one marketing miracle at the rainbow’s end that will somehow transform the fortunes of your business with an army of people lined up and keen to do business with you.

But, you can compress the decision-making process of prospects in the following simple ways:

Read more..

Raising finance

Funding a franchise

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.