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If you are interested in becoming a master franchisee, our master directory will provide you with a list of master franchises currently for sale; these are established international brands looking to replicate their success in the UK.

We can also keep you up-to-date with information on new master opportunities to the UK as well as help you with any questions you may have about buying a master franchise; both are FREE services, contact us to register interest/ask a question.

If you are an international franchisor, contact us to find out how we can use our experience and involvement in UK franchising to match your brand with serious potential UK investors.

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Master franchisee interviews

Exclusive interview with Freedome master franchisee for Norway & Iceland

Christoffer Thorsheim in the master franchisee in Norway and Iceland for Freedome. In this interview, Christoffer talks to us about why he decided to get into franchising, the attraction of a master franchise and why ultimately a Freedome franchise. He talks about his role as well as gives some tips for success including the importance of finding the right people for your business, why passion is key when selecting franchisees and how we overcome any challenges faced. If you are interested in a Freedome franchise, hearing about someone who has been there and done it, will give you an insight into the franchise and clarity as to whether it is something that you could see yourself doing in the UK market.

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Master franchise videos

If you are interested in buying a master franchise and want to know more about the franchises available, then we have a selection of videos for you to watch that will give you further insight into the opportunities.

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International news

Signal 88 announces first European master franchisee in UK

Signal 88 Security Franchise Group is pleased to announce its first European partnership with the sale of a master franchise territory in the United Kingdom in February 2017. The Southeast territory is one of eight regional master franchise opportunities in the UK offered by Signal 88 and available to suitable candidates.

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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.


Featured master franchise

Freedome is the European brand offering of Sky Zone, the original, best and largest trampoline park operator in the world. Founded in 2004, Sky Zone has nearly 200 global locations in 10 international markets; the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia Mexico, Kuwait, UAE, Norway and India. Sky Zone has opened its’ first company-operated Freedome park in Europe in Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet in the UK. Sky Zone is now looking for franchise partners across the UK to open multiple locations.

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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...

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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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.