UK franchisee stories
Exclusive Interview: From the forces to franchising
Former Army Sergeant, Craig Tiley, owner of Signs Express in Stoke on Trent, invested in an established franchise for sale about a year ago and has gone from strength to strength ever since. After a career in the army, discover why he is so successful and why choosing the right ethical franchise business for you is essential. Read more..
UK Franchisor Interviews
Franchisor Insight: "You can count on the strength of the brand"
In this exclusive interview, Doug Fairlie of PCL, an innovative building solutions franchise, shares his unique perspective of franchising as national franchise manager. To get an inside look at the workings and benefits of franchising...Read more..
UK Franchisor News and Advice
2016 bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year winners announced
Every year the British Franchise Association (bfa) name the UK's top franchisees in the industry. Standards are immensely high and the nominees all demonstrate outstanding entrepreneurial excellence. Find out who won these accolades at 2016's HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards...Read more..
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
What your bank manager is looking for
Banks use a variety of tools to evaluate funding propositions and most lenders may use a mix of Credit Scoring, credit reference agency checks and the bank manager’s own assessment when evaluating the funding risk.
In this exclusive article, hear from Richard Holden, head of franchising at Lloyds, as he explains what banks are looking for and how you can prepare accordingly.Read more..
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
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
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
Every 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.