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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

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UK Franchisor Interviews

Exclusive Interview: John Graham and Mark Abbott, MD's of Oven Wizards


Oven Wizards was established in 2004 before being bought by current owners John Graham and Mark Abbot in 2010. Being a former franchisee himself, Mark knew the company inside out and what was important in terms of the levels of support provided to franchisees. When the duo took over, Oven Wizard had a small number of 'Wizards' focussed in the south east of England. Now they can be found nationwide in all corners of the country, and are still expanding! Find out what differentiates Oven Wizards from their competitors and how you can join them with your own franchise!

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Franchise resales

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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.

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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

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

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 about funding a franchise

Settle down in the USA

Buy a franchise and settle down in the USAEvery 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.

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UK franchisee stories

After reading the Lingotots website I was pretty much hooked!


Former secondary school MFL teacher Harriet Blain was beginning to feel disillusioned with her job and how she would manage her career in the long-term with two children. After deciding to start her own franchise business, Lingotots presented the perfect fit to continue teaching modern languages while being able to balance her work/home-life. Learn how Lingotots offer of a flexible work schedule presented the perfect solution for Harriet!

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Franchise expert news and opinions

Thinking of selling your franchise business?

Prior to putting a franchise business on the market for sale, there are several things the owner can do to improve their chances of getting a higher price for the business and making the process simpler for everyone involved. Chris Roberts from the Chantry Group gives some tips below and highlights some of the common mistakes we often see.

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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

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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.

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Industry focus

UK Courier and Shipping Market - the Commercial Opportunity


When considering franchise options, apart from considering what you feel you will be happy doing, the first step is to assess which markets are showing positive commercial trends. In this exclusive article, industry leaders, PACK & SEND, share their inside knowledge of this thriving sector and why a franchise which offers a unique concept puts you ahead of the game. 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..

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