England has a rich franchising heritage, with the majority of the 48,000+ franchise business in the UK operating out of England. England is the home to over 80% of the UK population with around 56 million people residing across the country. With several large cities including Birmingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Manchester, Liverpool, and Bristol, England is the ideal location to expand many franchise business opportunities.
Franchising across the UK contributes over £15 billion to the UK economy, with a high proportion of this attributed to franchise businesses in England. Franchising in the UK as a whole employs over 600,000 people, of which the lions share are employed in England.
England is the ideal location to start your own franchise business with opportunities across many sectors. The most popular franchises in England include fast-food franchises, quick serve restaurants, coffee shops, home-based franchises, van-based franchises, and retail franchises. English franchise businesses include single and multi-unit opportunities.