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For over 25 years, whichfranchise has promoted ethical franchise opportunities in the UK, including franchises that are members of the British Franchise Association. We believe in giving prospective franchises the best franchise advice and access to franchise opportunities of all types and investment levels.

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Raising Finance

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.

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Franchise Legal

Due to the complex nature of franchising, it is essential that you seek legal advice from a franchise lawyer. We can help with reviewing a franchise agreement and settling franchise disputes.

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Franchise Resales

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.

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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.

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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.

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Master, Area Development and Multi-Unit Franchising

whichfranchise helps match successful global franchise brands with qualified groups and individuals looking for scaleable Master, Area Development and Multi-Unit opportunities.

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The New Franchisee on the Block

The latest franchisee to join the network is Michael Langford taking over the Boston and Grantham area as Countrywide Signs Boston. Learn what makes Michael such a great example as a franchisee.

Franchisee Story
There is no better feeling than teaching, training and inspiring students

My intro is all very cliché, I started performing at a very young age. Yes, my mum and dad introduced me initially to the local dance school but year upon year my love for theatre grew and grew and grew. Performing and theatre has always been a part of my life and I think it always will. Ultimately, I am now able to teach, train and inspire students of mine week on week and there is no better feeling.

Lucky's opens first franchise in Manchester

Luckys are delighted to announce the opening of Openshaw in Manchester, a store operated by our 1st Franchisee Salman Hanif who has not just signed up for Openshaw but a further 4 sites over the next few years.

Chopstix on track for record FY sales, to open 30 sites this year

Chopstix on track for record FY sales, to open 30 sites this year: Chopstix Group, the UK’s largest Asian quick service restaurant (QSR) group, plans to open 30 new stores this year, creating almost 1,000 new jobs in the process. The company also reported its system sales are forecast to surpass £65m by the end of FY23 (23 April 2023), an increase of more than 40% against FY22.

Franchisor Interview
Interview with Chris Rocker, Founder of Just Shutters

Chris Rocker is the Founder and CEO of Just Shutters. It was a 25 year career working for fitted furniture companies, that led Chris to start his own shutter business in 2006.  Chris built Just Shutters to become a successful and strong regional brand, but it was listening to Duncan Bannatyne talk about franchising that gave him his lightbulb moment. In 2009, Chris launched his Just Shutters franchise.  There are now 18 successful businesses across the UK and Just Shutters is now the largest independent retail specialist in the country.

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Exclusive interview with Garry Brown, Founder of PHC Service

Garry Brown is the franchisor of PHC Service, a vacuum repair and service franchise.  PHC is the first of its kind in franchising.  Whilst this unique business is new to franchising, PHC has been running successfully in the South East for over 34 years. Demand from beyond the South East has led Garry to look at franchising as a means of expanding his already successful repair business. Read more about Garry journey and this unique opportunity that is now looking for franchisees across the UK.

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whichfranchise... over 25 years of delivering franchising results

whichfranchise has worked with some of the world's leading and most knowledgeable experts in ethical franchising to provide prospective franchisees with the best advice in helping them decide whether franchising is right for them.

As well as our online resources, we were also very instrumental in creating and delivering learning courses and seminar programmes on "How to Buy a Franchise" for the British Franchise Association and UK Government Agencies.

We are more than just a franchise website; whichfranchise is packed with EXPERT advice from credible franchise EXPERTS. Our step by step guide equips you with everything you need to know about buying a franchise in the UK; from franchise finance to franchise legal to how to choose the right franchise for you, whichfranchise covers it all. We help you to understand all areas of franchising before looking at which franchises to buy.

Our franchise directory allows you to read more about each opportunity including stories on some of their successful franchisees; you can find out what it is really like to become a franchisee from those who know best.

If you are interested in any of the opportunities and want to know more, simply fill in the form at the bottom of the page and the franchisor will send you a copy of their prospectus. With franchise opportunities covering a wide range of industries, types and franchise investment, there's' something for everyone.

We also have existing franchises for sale in our franchise resale section; these are, in most cases, established businesses that the owners are looking to sell on. This may be because they are retiring, relocating, ill health or simple wish to pursue other opportunities.

High investment franchising is for those looking for a more substantial opportunity to invest into. This section covers master franchising and multi-unit franchising. Many of these opportunities will be new to the UK, though successful in their own country, whilst others are established in the UK but looking for experienced investors to drive the brand forward.

Experts are on hand to answer any questions you have about buying or selling a franchise, as well as franchising a business. If you are a franchisor and keen to expand in the UK, we can send you information for advertising on whichfranchise. We look forward to helping you.

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