Franchisee success stories
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. Read more
Scottish franchise news
Personal touch drives growth for Recognition Express South Scotland
David Mitchell teamed up with employees Moira Ashby and Mark Everingham to purchase the Grangemouth franchise in 2014 when his father reached retirement age. Father, Graham Mitchell, had owned the franchise for 15 years and so it’s now been in the Mitchell family for two decades. David was attracted to the business as he could see that it was a reliable and low-risk route to becoming his own boss.Read more
Looking to franchise your business?
If you are running a successful business in Scotland, the time may be right to look to expand it. Franchising is an excellent method of expanding an already successful business but that's not to say that it is right for every business. In our Franchise Your Business section we look at the benefits of franchising a business, we help you to identify if your business is franchiseable and we outline the steps to franchising a business. You can also contact franchise consultants to enquire about franchising your own business. Read More
Why chose a bfa franchise opportunityDeciding to become a franchisee is not an easy decision, nor is finding one to meet your expectations, skills and personality. However, the British Franchise Association (bfa) aims to make the journey of those looking to buy a franchise in Scotland both smooth and enjoyable. Formed in 1977, the bfa is a non-profit trade association for ethical franchising in the UK, providing guidance to prospective franchisees as to what ethical opportunities are available, and offering impartial advice every step of the way. Read more on why bfa membership is important...
Why buy a franchise in Scotland
Scotland is a country known worldwide for its beauty and tradition. And despite our geographical size, we tend 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.
Franchising provides a strong source of opportunity here in Scotland. Popular franchise brands such as McDonalds, Costa, Dominos, kfc, Pizza Hut, Subway all have franchise owners operating in Scotland, and 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.
And not all franchises are food and drink, successful franchise brands such as Molly Maid, Minuteman Press, Servicemaster, Kumon, Home Instead, Snap-on Tools, Right at Home are also all successful in Scotland.
If you are interested in finding out about buying a franchise in Scotland, you've certainly come to the right place. whichfranchise Scotland provides you with advice on buying a franchise in Scotland, it highlights franchise opportunities specifically focused on recruiting in Scotland (new and existing franchises for sale), legal advice, financing a franchise and highlights just some of Scotlandâ€™s franchise success stories.
By Richard Holden, Lloyds Bank
Small business is the lifeblood of the Scottish economy and plays a fundamental role in the countryâ€™s success. Confidence is growing amongst business owners in Scotland according to recent reports that indicate the availability of affordable finance is now considered to be significantly higher than twelve months ago. Read More