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Scotland is a country known worldwide for its beauty and tradition. And despite its geographical size, it tends to attract attention above what our size might ordinarily warrant. We are a country fascinated by the past, but equally one that looks to the future and new opportunities. And franchising in Scotland is no different.

Scotland annual turnover from franchising is valued at £800m, generated by over 2,200 businesses, with more than 32,000 employees.

In recent years we have seen the emergence of well-known international brands choosing Scotland to help launch and expand their UK operation including Five Guys, Dennys, Krispy Kreme, Tim Hortons and Flip out. GDK, Glasgow-based business, has also had considerable success over the past few years, with restaurants in most key towns and cities in the UK; a great example of how successful Scottish franchise businesses can be.

Whilst franchising provides a strong source of opportunity here in Scotland, there is still massive potential for growth as only 39% of franchise systems represented in the region. Now is a great time to look at franchising in Scotland.

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Latest Scottish franchise news and franchisee success stories

Case Study
From university lecturer to Drain Doctor franchise owner
Date posted:20-December-2022

University lecturer Adam Thomson joins Drain Doctor and moves from teaching Economics to delivering an essential service to his community in Central Scotland and the surrounding areas. “Drain Doctor appealed to me because it is an instantly recognisable brand, with decades of hard work invested in its reputation for professionalism and integrity.”.  Adam talks about the first 12 months of his Drain Doctor journey.

Case Study
Turning a passion for care into a rewarding business
Date posted:25-November-2022

Bunmi Ganiyu came to the UK from Nigeria to study marketing at Edinburgh Napier University. "I fell in love with homecare as a postgraduate student. Now as a Walfinch homecare franchisee I’m running a thriving business in a sector that I love."

Oodles opens first store in Scotland
Date posted:01-September-2023

After leaving our mark all across England, we are absolutely thrilled to share the news that we are now officially in Scotland! And what an incredible start it has been!  

Joe McGuigan Celebrates a Decade of Exceptional Service with Aspray
Date posted:07-June-2023

Aspray a leading property insurance claims management company, proudly announces the 10-year anniversary of Joe McGuigan as their esteemed Director of Aspray (Glasgow North and South). With a decade of dedication and commitment, Joe has achieved remarkable success in helping customers and managing hundreds of claims each year.

Greenock to Enjoy a Slice of Papa John's
Date posted:16-December-2022

The community of Greenock will now be able to enjoy a slice of Papa John’s following the company’s latest store opening in the Renfrewshire town of Scotland.  The store is the first of three new Papa John’s set to be opened over the next few months by multi-unit franchisee Nazim Vadiwala, supported by his 70 strong team who also manage Leithwalk in Edinburgh, Perth, Clydebank and Whitley Bay.

TaxAssist franchisee keeps franchise in the family after selling to daughter
Date posted:08-November-2022

After over two decades as a TaxAssist Accountant, Barry McGougan has maintained a family connection by selling his Kilmarnock-based franchise to his daughter Lisa Foster. Experienced accountant Lisa, who has been working alongside Barry for the past few years, recently became the new franchise owner, and is keen to continue the legacy built up by her father.



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