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Oast House Farm Snacks  image Snack delivery franchise
Location: York
Investment: £3,000 plus stock value

A rare opportunity has arisen to take over an existing Oast Farm House Snacks franchise in York. Our current franchisee is selling the franchise for health reasons. The selling price is £3,000 plus stock value.

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Why we bought a franchise resale

Getting shown the ropes is a huge benefit of buying a resale

Steve Windaybank has always wanted to be self-employed but it was knowing what to do and how to do it. Having benefited himself from having health insurance, and having worked with the Bristol WPA franchisee he eventually bought the business from, Steve knew how the WPA franchise model worked and understood the potential of it. When the previous owner came to sell, Steve decided buying an existing franchise with income from day one was the route he wanted to take.

why we are selling our franchise

Interview with Merry Maids franchisee, East Suffolk

Merry Maids of Ipswich & East Suffolk is currently up for sale with an excellent local reputation and the support of a national franchisor – Servicemaster. Over 94% of current turnover comes from regular customers but there is huge potential to grow the business much further. Everything needed to trade from day 1 is included in the sale. Jackie Wilding, current franchisee, talks more about her business and why the time is right for her to sell it.

Why buy a franchise resale?

You don't always have to start a franchise from scratch; many franchisees are looking to sell their existing franchise. As well as the traditional benefits of franchising, a resale will usually have additional ones such as an existing client base, established presence and revenue from day one. There are many reasons why existing franchises are for sale:

  • The franchisee could be very successful and wants to sell a profitable business - this was their exit strategy from the start
  • The franchisee is retiring
  • The franchisee has realised that the business is not for them
  • The franchisee has other business concerns to concentrate on
  • The franchisee may be relocating
  • The franchisee may need to sell due to ill health

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Johnny Sellyn -

Johnny Sellyn -

Johnny has been actively involved in franchising for over 20 years and is the Managing Director of whichfranchise. He is recognised as one of the leading experts in franchising. Johnny has a specific interest in franchise resales and has worked for twenty years working with franchisees in their exit planning.

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Richard Holden - Lloyds Bank

Richard Holden

Richard Holden is Head of Franchising for Lloyds Bank. He has 32 years banking experience and has supported a wide range of businesses in the small business sector for many years. He is responsible for providing support to the Lloyds Bank Business Managers, assisting them in assessing proposals from prospective franchisees. He is also responsible for ensuring that the network of local business managers has up-to-date information on the franchise systems operating within the UK.

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Nick Williams - Ashtons Franchise

Nick Williams is an experienced national and international franchise development consultant, having worked in the UK franchise industry for over 15 years. Nick and his team of franchise specialists have over 35 years experience in assisting hundreds of business to expand and grow through franchising, including helping franchisors to develop a strategy for franchise resales, to assist in valuing, listing and selling established locations

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