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How we support your franchise sale

A little up-front effort goes a long way in securing the right outcome for everyone: vendor, buyer and franchisor. Our Franchise Business Broker service gives you two options:

  • A valuation of your business now, and advice on increasing its value if you’re looking to sell in the future rather than right now.
  • End-to-end support every step of the way from valuation to marketing to sale, with regular communication throughout the process.

Welcome to Chantry Group a team of franchise professionals whose Resales Division supports the whole process of selling a franchise business.

Rob Orme QFP

Senior Account & Business Development Manager


Established in 2007, the team have approaching 150 years combined UK franchise industry experience and are annually accredited at the highest level by the bfa (British Franchise Association) as professional advisors to the industry. Led by Managing Director Chris Cook, Chartered Marketer and bfa QFP trainer & supported by Ian Bradley QFP, Senior Commercial Manager & the rest of the team.

Finding the right buyer for a franchise can be tricky; there’s a delicate balance between showing a business off and highlighting its strengths and indicating the opportunities for a new owner to achieve a strong return on their investment.

You’ll also need an understanding of who your potential buyers are; where to find them; and how to present the business to attract enquiries.

Finding a Buyer

Our marketing team will promote your business and generate enquiries which we will handle for you – you don’t have to worry about dealing with time wasters.

Any prospective purchaser will need to be approved by your franchisor – we understand what they will be looking for in their new franchisee.

Negotiating the Deal

We will broker the deal, assisting with the sales negotiations.

We will help you to be fully prepared for your purchasers due diligence through our document storage facility and provide a template Heads of Terms Agreement, essential for briefing your respective lawyers.

Managing the Sale

We work closely with parties involved, managing the process to ensure a smooth transition.

What’s next?

For a private and confidential conversation with Rob Orme, please complete the form below and Rob will contact you shortly.

Rob Orme QFP

Rob has nearly a decade under his belt in the world of franchising. Initially Rob was part of the hugely successful Franchise Finance team, who were ultimately acquired by Hitachi Capital UK PLC. While at Franchise Finance, Rob assisted numerous franchisees with their business planning needs and helped to secure the funding required to start, grow, and ultimately exit their franchise business.

Since joining the Chantry Group in 2019, Rob has helped a significant number of franchisees realise their dreams of business ownership, both in Greenfield and Resale areas.

He and his team are vastly experienced in supporting franchisees exploring a Resale, both at the point of desired exit, or earlier in the franchise journey when a franchisee is beginning to exit plan proactively.

Rob is a Qualified Franchise Professional, he is very well connected in UK franchising and is well positioned to help with any questions around the resale process.

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