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Master Franchises - Area Development and Multi-unit opportunities
Are you looking to expand your investment portfolio? whichfranchise is working with selected brands looking to develop, or establish, their UK presence. So if you are interested in helping to develop a successful international brand in the UK or buying the rights to own multiple locations of an established UK franchise, then whichfranchise will help you to understand how you can be involved in this exciting investment opportunity
UK Franchisor Interviews
Mike Parker, MD, Minster Cleaning Services: "We’re in a mature sector but still grew by 5.1%"
Mike Parker moved to Minster Cleaning Services after a career with HSBC's strategic development unit. Having started iin 1982, Minster Cleaning now has over 44 franchises and a turnover of over £40 million.
Situated in the mature cleaning sector, Minster still showed an impressive growth rate of 5.1% in 2018 - out performing the wider economy.
Learn more about how Minster Cleaning Services ethos of building quality relationships with their customers has helped to cement their place in the cleaning services sector and Minster's plans for expansion...Read more..
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
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
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
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.
UK franchisee stories
Exclusive Interview: "I went from a suit and tie corporate life to taking a more hands-on role."
After 15 years in the corporate banking and private equity sector, Taz Sandhu felt it was time for a new challenge. The opportunity to run his own business with Subway®, an already established and well-known brand, provided him with the route to his own business. Learn more about how Taz has taken advantage of this opportunity and how he looks to develop his business!Read more..
What are they key qualities of a franchisee?
We hear how franchisees are looking for franchisees that not only enjoy the business but also who will also follow a proven system. For this, it is often the case that franchisees won't necessarily need previous experience in that industry as they will be taught the franchise system and will be trained and supported throughout. Watch this short video to receive more essential information and advice. In this video, we talk to Sir Bernard Ingham, the former president of the British Franchise Association, Clive Houlston, former MD of Mr. Electric and AireServ. Dan Archer, former Business Development Manager for X-press Legal Services, Alex Waite, Franchise Recruitment Manager for Dream Doors, Mark Llewellyn Managing Director of Revive, and Robin Page of Cash Generator
Featured master franchise
Zambrero is a Mexican restaurant with a strong humanitarian focus. Our mission is delivered through the Plate 4 Plate initiative. For every Burrito or Bowl sold, we donate a meal to someone in need. So far, we have donated over 30 million meals around the world. Zambrero is a flexible operating model which can be tailored to suit a variety of formats, from small kiosk to larger dine in restaurants and even drive thru.Read more
Want your business to thrive on the local high-street? Try franchising!
Launching a retail business in the UK market generally requires a large investment and it can be difficult to compete with other better-known shops and iron out the creases that, inevitably, crop up when starting out a business venture. However, with a franchise, you can invest in a tried-and-tested business model, benefit from the franchisor's expertise in the sector and hit the ground running under a highly-recognisable brand name. With this in mind, Mail Boxes Etc. share their experience of franchising in the retail industry and considerations of doing so...Read more..
What you need to know about buying a fast food franchise
Fast food franchise brands still remain the most popular choice when it comes to researching a franchise to buy. Whether it be burgers, chicken, pizza, kebabs, pastries...and even salads...there is something for everyone. Read more..