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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. Read more on funding a franchise

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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. To find out more about buying a franchise and settling down in the USA click here

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Franchise Reasles

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

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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. Read more about franchising a 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. Post your questions to our panel of experts

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Featured Master Franchise

7-Eleven pioneered the convenience store concept in 1927 and has now evolved into nearly 70,000 stores located in 18 countries around the world. And whilst the 7-Eleven brand has grown significantly over the years, our focus stays fixed on making everyday life easier for customers. We are now looking to develop our brand into the UK. Read more

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Case Study
Business Doctor franchisee Wicus Van Bijon discusses how he "goes the extra mile"

Since joining our team back in 2018, Wicus Van Bijon has taken to becoming a Business Doctor like a duck to water. Wicus’s “go the extra mile” attitude and natural flare for business mentoring has made him a highly successful and recommended coach by the many businesses he’s supported over the last three years.

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Case Study

Shakeel, his father Shafiq and brother Zahed are experienced, successful franchisees, having grown their family-owned pizza delivery franchise to 23 outlets in 13 years. Shakeel says: "We wanted to diversify our family business into the fitness sector because we are passionate about it – Zahed is a qualified personal trainer and I like working out.”

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Industry Focus
Online Shopping Rise Boosts Courier Franchises
27-February-2020

With the rise and rise of consumers purchasing products online, courier & delivery franchises have never been more appealing. In 2018 the courier and express delivery industry reached £12.6 billion in the UK and an astonishing 3.65 billion packages were transported. Learn how World Options have adapted to the ever-changing digital landscape to provide this growing sector with the courier services they require...

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Industry Focus
The ‘medi-spa’ sector is expanding to the UK, driven by a US franchisor with over 30 years' experience!
06-August-2019

Whilst we are all aware of the importance of looking after our health and fitness, the health of our skin is now in sharp focus as we all want to look our best for as long as possible.  Not only is this true with an aging population who still want to look great, but also with 20 year olds who are already taking preventative action to slow the aging process down. To learn how you can capitalise on this opportunity in this large and growing market read more...

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Franchisor Interview
Interview with Terry Harvey, Elite Swimming
04-April-2021

Family man Terry Harvey has ran Elite Sports, a successful sports development company, in the Midlands for the past 11 years. With an increase in demand from schools for professional swimming classes, they established a dedicated programme under the brand name Elite Swimming.  As demand increased, they franchised Elite Swimming in 2018. Elite Swimming offers a unique "pools to schools" programme.  Terry tells us more about this exciting concept and his franchise journey so far. 

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Franchisor Interview
Interview with David Overton, Managing Director of Optic-Kleer
12-February-2021

David Overton, Managing Director of Optic-Kleer is passionate about each and every one of his franchisees’ businesses. Optic-Kleer has the most technologically advanced windscreen repair system currently available on the UK market and has over 2,000 5-star Google reviews from happy customers.

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Case Study
Business Doctor franchisee Wicus Van Bijon discusses how he "goes the extra mile"

Since joining our team back in 2018, Wicus Van Bijon has taken to becoming a Business Doctor like a duck to water. Wicus’s “go the extra mile” attitude and natural flare for business mentoring has made him a highly successful and recommended coach by the many businesses he’s supported over the last three years.

Read more
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Case Study

Shakeel, his father Shafiq and brother Zahed are experienced, successful franchisees, having grown their family-owned pizza delivery franchise to 23 outlets in 13 years. Shakeel says: "We wanted to diversify our family business into the fitness sector because we are passionate about it – Zahed is a qualified personal trainer and I like working out.”

Read more
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Case Study
Elite Swimming offers niche opportunity

Having been involved in the sports education industry for over 10 years, Chris Regan of the Sports Coaching Group was looking for a niche opportunity that would allow them to stand out from their competitors.  Elite Swimming offers just that.

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Case Study
From butcher to snack distribution franchisee

My wife Sue and I have been the Glossop franchisees for Charisnack, the snack distribution franchise, since 2018.  Our cause-based business model allows us to raise money for BLISS, a charity for poorly and premature babies born in UK.

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Case Study
ActionCOACH helped my cleaning business to shine

With over 32,000 cleaning businesses in the UK vying for a slice of the market, one forward-thinking business owner decided to take action. By engaging an ActionCOACH business growth specialist Integrity Cleaning has reached over double the industry standard profit margin and a 650% increase in turnover.

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Case Study
Not only did we earn back our initial investment in our first year but we did it twice!

Charisnack Perth is run by a group of 4 family and friends from Poland and Hungary. Tibor Gorbics tells us their story. “We became a ChariSnack franchisee in February 2020. Our situation was unique in that we started our business just before the first lockdown in 2020!  We were not sure at that time if we would still be in business by now. We have however seen growth and it is just the beginning of 2021! We are the living proof that Charisnack is a tried and tested business model and is truly “bulletproof’’.   

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Franchisor Interview
Interview with Terry Harvey, Elite Swimming
04-April-2021

Family man Terry Harvey has ran Elite Sports, a successful sports development company, in the Midlands for the past 11 years. With an increase in demand from schools for professional swimming classes, they established a dedicated programme under the brand name Elite Swimming.  As demand increased, they franchised Elite Swimming in 2018. Elite Swimming offers a unique "pools to schools" programme.  Terry tells us more about this exciting concept and his franchise journey so far. 

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Franchisor Interview
Interview with David Overton, Managing Director of Optic-Kleer
12-February-2021

David Overton, Managing Director of Optic-Kleer is passionate about each and every one of his franchisees’ businesses. Optic-Kleer has the most technologically advanced windscreen repair system currently available on the UK market and has over 2,000 5-star Google reviews from happy customers.

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Franchisor Interview
Interview with David Watts, CEO and Founder of Chrysalis Partners
07-December-2020

David Watts is the CEO and Founder of Chrysalis Partners, a Business Coaching and Consulting franchise that offers services to the huge SME business sector.  Using his 16 years of industry experience to establish the business in 2017, David aims to address the shortfalls in the coaching marketplace UK wide. Whilst the biggest challenge to date has been the pandemic, it has also one of the company's biggest achievements.  "For our franchisees the negative impact has not been that difficult because all of our systems and strategies are designed to work remotely with no need to visit the client’s premises. This reduced the negative impart for franchisees during the pandemic."

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Franchisor Interview
Interview with Elliott Shuttleworth, CEO & Founder of Boom Battle Bar
28-October-2020

Elliott Shuttleworth is a serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in the leisure and hospitality industry, including owning and operating two of the most profitable stores within the UK’s largest Adventure Park operator, Flip Out.  In 2020, Elliott launched his latest venture, Boom Battle Bar. whichfranchise talks to Elliott about this unique franchise opportunity, the story so far and his plans for the future.

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Franchisor Interview
Interview with Nick Howes, Leadership Management International (UK) Franchisor
06-October-2020

After ten years as a successful franchisee, Nick Howes has taken on the role of Franchisor for Leadership Management International (UK) and has big plans for innovation and growth whilst remaining true to the five decades of history that have made LMI one of the world’s most trusted leadership and people development organisations.

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Franchisor Interview
Interview with Jabbar Mumtaz, UK Master Franchisor for Crust Gourmet Pizza and Donut King
05-October-2020

Jabbar Mumtaz is no stranger to franchising.  Having run a network of 17 Subway stores in London, Jabbar decided to use his experience and skill set to bring two successful Australian QSR brands to the UK.  In 2018, he purchased the UK master rights for Crust Gourmet Pizza and Donut King.  Crust and Donut King are part of RFG, Australia’s largest multi-brand retail food franchise.  Jabbar plans to shake up the UK’s competitive QSR market with the opening of stores across the UK.  Jabbar talks to whichfranchise about his franchise journey so far.

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Industry Focus
Online Shopping Rise Boosts Courier Franchises

With the rise and rise of consumers purchasing products online, courier & delivery franchises have never been more appealing. In 2018 the courier and express delivery industry reached £12.6 billion in the UK and an astonishing 3.65 billion packages were transported. Learn how World Options have adapted to the ever-changing digital landscape to provide this growing sector with the courier services they require...

Read more
spa810-industry-focus.jpg
Industry Focus
The ‘medi-spa’ sector is expanding to the UK, driven by a US franchisor with over 30 years' experience!

Whilst we are all aware of the importance of looking after our health and fitness, the health of our skin is now in sharp focus as we all want to look our best for as long as possible.  Not only is this true with an aging population who still want to look great, but also with 20 year olds who are already taking preventative action to slow the aging process down. To learn how you can capitalise on this opportunity in this large and growing market read more...

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Industry Focus
UK Oven Cleaning sector offers great potential with largely untouched market!

With over 27 Million households in the UK and each one having at least one oven, the UK Oven Cleaning market is largely uptapped. With a van-based Oven Cleaning franchise you can start earning from day one with low overheads and a flexible work/life balance. In this exclusive article, Oven Wizards MD John Graham explains the benefits of working for yourself under their tried and test Franchise Model.

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Industry Focus
UK FRANCHISE ‘LEADING THE WAY’ DELIGHTS PET INDUSTRY WITH ITS FOCUS ON ETHICAL EXCELLENCE

The Britsh franchising sector has continued to grow, in spite of the UK's imminent departure from the EU - contributing a staggering £15.1 billion to the UK economy. One of the resilient industries in this profitable sector remains the pet care industry. In this exclusive article learn more about how the pet care industry is bucking the trend in this uncertain time...

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Industry Focus
Photography franchise's offer snapshot to success!

In this exclusive article, Barrett & Coe, a leading photography franchise in the UK, give us a unique inside look into this industry through the insights of CEO & Founder, Andrew Coe. Having operated his own businesses for over 50 years, Andrew has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to franchising and what makes a successful franchisee! This article from Barrett & Coe will insight into what is needed to run a successful business and outline common problems that new franchisees often run into...

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Industry Focus
Franchising - Your Next Step after Redundancy?

The current turbulent economy means redundancy has become a cruel reality for many people. However, not all is doom and gloom!  As one door closes, a new one can open, as franchising allows you to turn a negative experience into a positive one and allow you to invest in a bright future. Learn more about new opportunities available during this time!

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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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