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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
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
UK Franchisor Interviews
Exclusive Interview: Mu’azzam Ali, Founder of Little Dessert Shop
In this exclusive interview with whichfranchise, Mu’azzam Ali, Founder of Little Dessert Shop, talks to us about creating an alternative to resturants and pubs for family evenings out. He also discusses how Little Dessert Shop plans to expand over the coming years - targetting 50 outlets by 2018!Read more..
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
4 steps to growing your business through franchising
Just a year after starting his Auditel franchise, David Kendall was ready to employ his first member of staff as his business grew. Here we highlight some key identifiers of a growing business, and how investing in an Auditel franchise can accelerate your business growth.
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
BoConcept is a global retail furniture chain specializing in premium quality interior design. BoConcept arrived in the UK in 1999 and currently has 20 stores operating there and 200+ stores around Europe. In the next 5 years the brand plans to reach 600+ stores around the world, through the recruitment of franchise partners with the right synergies and resources to develop multi-unit opportunities.Read more
Dream Doors stands out amongst other kitchen replacement companies, but why is that?
Dream Doors specialises in replacement kitchen doors and understand the many benefits this service offers customers, such as less time, money and hassle. This simple idea has been revolutionary within the kitchen market and the Dream Door franchise have played a major role in this . To get a unique insight into this industry and whether it is the right route into business ownership for you...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..