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whichfranchise International is the must visit site for all international franchising related activity.

If you are interested in becoming a master franchisee, we have a list of master franchises available for sale; these are successful international brands looking to replicate their success in the UK. By getting in touch with us, we can work with you to identify brands that may be suitable for you. This is a FREE service we offer.

If you are an international franchisor, then we can work with you to match your brand with serious potential UK investors.

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Featured master franchise

If you are interested in a retail franchise with a difference, then Vinoteca is a franchise to be considered. Vinoteca is looking for entrepreneurs in the UK to develop their Italian wine store brand into a well-known must-visit location. Unlike a lot of traditional wine stores, Vinoteca allows you to relax on the premises, enjoy good wine (from the bottle or tap) paired with quality cold cuts and cheeses. Customers can buy wine to take home, and if they enjoy it, they can bring the bottle and ask for a refill.

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Top tips for successful master franchising

  • Look for a franchise business that operates successfully in its home country
  • Thoroughly research the business and the market in the UK
  • Ensure that the franchising model works for all parties
  • Seek expert advice from bfa affiliated professionals
  • Operate you own outlet(s) to prove the model works over here
  • Ensure that you have sufficient capital and financial backing
  • Conservatively forecast franchisee development targets
  • Don't underestimate the time it will take to get established

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What is a master franchise? And why invest in one?

Master franchises are those franchises which have proven successful elsewhere and are now looking to replicate this success in the UK. They are however not proven in the UK and whilst they may be hugely successful in their own country, it doesn't necessarily mean that what works somewhere else will necessarily work here. It is therefore vital that you undertake as much research as possible to identify if master franchising is right for you; e.g. can you finance the purchase, and have enough capital to run the operation, and do you have the required skills? You also need to evaluate whether the UK market is right for this franchise. We have an advice section to help you fully understand investing in a master franchise.


Are you considering investing in a master franchise?

Johnny Sellyn If you are looking to expand your investment portfolio, you may want to consider becoming a master franchisee for an international brand not yet established in the UK.

Johnny Sellyn, one of the leading experts in franchising internationally, can provide you with FREE advice on how to evaluate an investment opportunity and find a successful brand from overseas.

Johnny will also be happy to answer any questions you may have about international franchising.Read more about this FREE service...

List your master opportunity

If you wish to put your brand in front of the hundreds of serious investors who visit whichfranchise each month, then contact for information on listing your opportunity with us.