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Driver Hire  image Recruitment franchise supplying drivers and logistics staff to both private and public sectors
Location: Dundee and Perth
Investment: £100,000 (no VAT to pay)

Currently owned and operated by the Franchisor since 1999, Driver Hire is now looking for the right franchisee to take this established business to the next level. Over the last 6 years turnover has been between £650k and £950k.

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Preparing your franchise for sale

Failure to prepare your franchise business for sale can affect your ability to sell it; it can affect the price you achieve and can also affect the ability of the potential buyer to raise the finance they may need. Franchise Finance can help ensure this does not happen.

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Why we bought a franchise resale

Papa John's franchisees on the benefits of buying a resale

Around 90% of new Papa John’s franchisees buy the licence to run a brand-new pizza outlet, opening up in a new area.  However, as Papa John’s continues to expand, there is an increasing opportunity to purchase a re-sale store.  Nazim Vadiwala has recently taken over the Leith Walk Papa John’s store in Edinburgh.  Nazim who worked for a rival pizza firm for 10 years now manages Leith Walk with the help of operations director.  Here why Nazim,and fellow Papa John’s franchisees decided to go down the franchise resale route.

why we are selling our franchise

Buying a resale means there is already an established customer database, the team know the customers and know their business.

Matt Smith has been operating the Signs Express franchise in Dartford for over 14 years. He covers clients from NW Kent across SE London with an established customer base. Having built up the business Matt is now looking to retire and is ready to pass on the franchise to someone who continue its steady growth. Learn more about this franchise resale opportunity...

Why buy a franchise resale?

You don't always have to start a franchise from scratch; many franchisees are looking to sell their existing franchise. As well as the traditional benefits of franchising, a resale will usually have additional ones such as an existing client base, established presence and revenue from day one. There are many reasons why existing franchises are for sale:

  • The franchisee could be very successful and wants to sell a profitable business - this was their exit strategy from the start
  • The franchisee is retiring
  • The franchisee has realised that the business is not for them
  • The franchisee has other business concerns to concentrate on
  • The franchisee may be relocating
  • The franchisee may need to sell due to ill health

Why an under-performing franchise resale shouldn't be written off?

When looking to buy an existing franchise, there are two types of businesses for sale - those businesses which are successful and those which are underperforming. However, whilst a performing franchise will bring with it many benefits, and probably a hefty selling price, you shouldn't be quick to rule out a franchise that isn't successful or losing money. Read more...

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Chris is a highly experienced business consultant with a successful track record in banking, creating business plans and delivering financial training. Chris and the team at Franchise Finance support franchisees looking to prepare their franchise for resale and can give advice on valuation and how to maximise the sale value of your business. They are also able to assist the incoming franchisee by helping them arrange the finance needed for buying the business.

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Recognised as one of the leading experts in franchising, and is the Managing Director of whichfranchise, Johnny has been actively involved in franchising for over 20 years. Johnny has a specific interest in franchise resales and helping franchisees in their exit planning. He is also able to assist those looking to buy a resale.

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Richard Holden - Lloyds Bank

Richard Holden

Richard Holden is Head of Franchising for Lloyds Bank. He has 32 years banking experience and has supported a wide range of businesses in the small business sector for many years. He is responsible for providing support to the Lloyds Bank Business Managers, assisting them in assessing proposals from prospective franchisees. He is also responsible for ensuring that the network of local business managers has up-to-date information on the franchise systems operating within the UK.

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Nick Williams - Ashtons Franchise

Nick Williams is an experienced national and international franchise development consultant, having worked in the UK franchise industry for over 15 years. Nick and his team of franchise specialists have over 35 years experience in assisting hundreds of business to expand and grow through franchising, including helping franchisors to develop a strategy for franchise resales, to assist in valuing, listing and selling established locations

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