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Minuteman Press Franchise

Minuteman Press is the world’s leading printing and marketing franchise.

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At a Glance

Established: Franchising since 1975 and established in the UK over 25 years ago.

UK Presence: Franchises across the UK. Support offices in Glasgow, Manchester & Maidenhead

Start Up Cost: £60,000

Min personal contribution: £30,000

International Presence Almost 1000 franchise centres worldwide

Development type: single unit franchises

BFA Status: Associate

Franchise Info

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Minuteman Press is the world’s largest printing and marketing franchise

Franchising since 1975 and established in the UK over 25 years ago, Minuteman Press is the UK’s premier printing, marketing and design franchise. With in demand products and services, a proven business model and support offices in Glasgow, Manchester & Maidenhead; you too can take advantage of this unique franchise system.

Every business is a potential customer of Minuteman Press. All businesses – regardless of their size or industry and whether they are start-ups or established companies – need and use printed media every business day.

Our design, print, marketing and direct mail capabilities enable us to provide any business or organization with a fully integrated cross media marketing strategy that will increase brand awareness, drive up website traffic and generate positive results.

Moreover, the advances in digital technology have greatly improved our business model, from making our systems faster and more efficient to establishing customer dashboards for re-orders, file transfers and proofing.

Minuteman Press is looking for qualified individuals to own and run our franchises throughout the UK. 

Minuteman Press franchise opportunity
Minuteman Press franchise locations are full-service B2B print and marketing providers. Our exceptional franchise business model provides products and services which each business needs for their everyday operations, in addition to their marketing and advertising campaigns.

Prior experience isn't needed to own and run an effective Minuteman Press franchise. Our owners are business people that are alert to the needs of the local business community and can develop long-term repeat business relationships with their clients by offering exceptional quality and customer service.

Why printing and Minuteman Press? Having reviewed various different franchise options, Minuteman Press, for me, had the most professional and practical approach. I re-call my first meeting with the Area Manager, I was explained the business model in great detail from start up costs and what happens when the business starts flourishing. We met with actual business owners and obtained a truthful outlook into franchising with Minuteman Press. The transparency, reasonable initial franchise costs, royalty cap and regular business hours were all factors that contributed to making our decision.
Harshil Mehta; Uxbridge - Owner Since 2016

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The investment
The total investment for opening a Minuteman Press franchise in the UK can range from £60,000 to £70,000 when leasing the equipment. There are options available for qualified buyers that may put the initial investment in the £30,000 to £40,000 range.

  • Research of areas of interest to you
  • Site selection and lease negotiations on your behalf
  • Centre layout plans and optimisation of work flow
  • Coordination of renovations, inside and out
  • Standard furniture, fixtures, signage and digital printing systems
  • Proprietary business management and pricing software
  • Two week training program (travel and hotel accommodations included)
  • Additional onsite training from a local field representative
  • Assistance in business setup, finding employees and starting the marketing programs

“Having been in the Motor industry for 10 years working long and unsociable hours with very little reward I decided to look at running my own business so that I could control my own destiny. As I had no previous experience in running my own business I decided to look into franchising. Running my Minuteman Press Franchise has not only helped me to secure my financial future but it has allowed me to enjoy a work/life balance that I once thought I would never see. The training and support given has been great and it needed to be as I didn’t have the first clue about running a print, marketing and design business. My business has gone from strength to strength and I intend on continuing to build my operation with Minuteman Press.”
Amad Hassan, Oxford – Owner since 2010

How we support you
Something that makes Minuteman Press unique in franchising is the ongoing support we provide to our owners. We are extremely proud of our support system. Our owners benefit from continued local - we have support offices in Glasgow, Manchester and Maidenhead - and corporate communications, local meetings, an international convention, marketing campaigns, internet advertising programs and our monthly magazine.

“Our business is growing and Minuteman Press is with us every step of the way; providing advice, guidance, opinion, and support for just about every aspect of the business. We did a lot of research and for us, Minuteman Press was the best choice we could have made to go into business for ourselves.”
James Beckwith, Swindon – Owner since 2013

Where we are recruiting
Minuteman Press is looking for franchisees across the UK. We also have existing franchises for sale:

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Case Studies

Case Study
Minuteman Press Franchise Manchester Grows Through Product Expansion and Customer Service

Working as a graphic designer and photographer with a commercial photography studio, Russ Cowper reached a crossroads and was ready to become his own boss. He has taken over the established Minuteman Press design, marketing, and printing franchise in Manchester City Centre and has a simple yet effective message for his numerous B2B clients: “We print anything. If you can print it, we can do it.”

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Minuteman Press Ayr is a true family business

Jeff and Lise Whittle have been running their Minuteman Press franchise in Ayr for 10 years.  Before joining Minuteman Press, Jeff worked in mechanical engineering and Lise as a jewellery designer and latterly after returning to work from maternity leave, as a teaching assistant. Having always considered being his own boss, Jeff decided to attend a local franchise fair in Glasgow to find out who was actively franchising in Scotland.  Liking what he heard about the Minuteman Press opportunity, including the family values they retained and their desire for owners to succeed, encouraged Jeff to find out more and to visit their stores around Scotland. Jeff and Lise opened for business in October 2009. 10 years on and Jeff still works full time in the business and Lise part-time; all 3 children have also worked with them.

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Interview: From employee to franchisee with Minuteman Press!

Keith Cohan has had many different jobs across the years in a variety of sectors, but he always envisaged that one day he would own his own business. While he was working at a Minuteman Press Printing franchise in Falkirk the stores franchisee was looking to retire and Keith knew that this was his chance to own his own business in an industry he knew. Learn about Keith's journey from employee to franchisee and the successes he has benefitted from Minuteman Press!

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Interview: "I left my corporate job and took back control of my work-life balance!"

Jeff Whittle wanted to own a business where he could work hard, apply his professional career skills, and spend more time with his family. After looking at several franchise offerings, he found that the Minuteman Press franchise opportuntiy ticked all the boxes. Learn how Jeff transitioned from his corporate sales jobs to running his own business with Minuteman Press!

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New Minuteman Press Printing Franchise Opens in Hove, England

Romi Pinsent and Her Father Russell Pinsent Take Over 30-Year Independent Print Centre TJ’s Branding Solutions, Which Has Been Converted and Rebranded as Minuteman Press, Hove

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Bob Titus to Remain CEO of Minuteman Press International

Minuteman Press International, the world’s leading design, marketing, and printing franchise, is proud to announce the promotion of Nick Titus to President. Nick is the third-generation President of Minuteman Press, which remains a family-owned and operated franchisor with World Headquarters in Long Island, NY and nearly 1,000 independently owned and operated franchises worldwide. Previously, Nick was Vice President of Marketing. Bob Titus will remain the Company’s CEO. 

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Minuteman Press Printing Franchise in Epsom Nominated for Best New Business and Customer Service Awards

The Minuteman Press marketing and printing franchise in Epsom has been nominated for Best New Business and Best Business for Customer Service for the Epsom & Ewell Business Awards. These awards recognise excellence for local businesses across all different industries.

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Minuteman Press International United Kingdom Franchises Review Life Without Print in New Marketing Video

What does life without print look like in the United Kingdom? That is the question answered in a new video released by Minuteman Press International, the world’s leading design, marketing, and printing franchise. The video takes viewers on a journey of a typical day – waking up in the morning, driving to work, spending time at the office, ordering lunch, and coming home – and demonstrates just how different life would be without print.

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