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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
Interview with Ian Christelow, Co-Founder of ActionCOACH
In this interview ActionCOACH Co-Founder Ian Christelow talks to us about how watching his father's business fail as a child inspired him to help other companies succeed with the services of a business coach. When he started in 2001 the term 'business coach' was relatively unheard of, but since then Ian has established ActionCOACH as the world's No.1 business coach franchise! Read Ian's interview to learn more about his journey...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
From store manager to multi-unit owner of Camile Thai franchises
Pramod Thankappan is the proud owner of 4 Camile Thai delivery franchises. With an experienced background in the food industry, Pramod started his career at Camile as a store manager. He then progressed through the company to Head of Operations, before deciding to further put his faith in the company and take the leap to franchise ownership. Pramod knew it was a business he wanted to be part of long-term. He loves how Camile differentiates itself from the typical takeaway business, favouring to offer fresh food made with high quality ingredients. Backed with great support from Head Office, Pramod hasn’t looked back and is set to add to his growing Camile Thai franchise portfolio. 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
Established in 2004, Sola® Salon Studios is the fastest growing salon studio business in the US with over 142 franchisees and 10,000 independent stylists across 400 locations in the US, Canada and Brazil. Sola® Salon Studios is a commercial real estate franchise opportunity providing fully-equipped one and two-chair salons for lease to professionals in the health and beauty industry. The franchisee is a landlord with primary responsibility of leasing and maintenance of salon suites while maintaining a close professional relationship with the salon professionals. Revenue is generated from the rental income stream.Read more
Build a profitable business within the Health Insurance Industry
Growing uncertainties within the NHS mean that more people are looking at ways to protect their biggest asset: their health. Private Medical Insurance will never be a full substitute for the NHS however, but it complements the much-loved national system by funding treatment in private hospitals for non-urgent, acute conditions. In this exclusive article, WPA, gives us a unique insight into this industry and share the benefits of franchising within it.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..