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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
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."

Case Study
A Business Built on Motivation and Hard Work
Date posted:13-September-2022

Husband and wife team Stephen and Ciorsdan Price first met over 30 years ago on a blind date organised by their respective cousins. Now 37 years later, and recent recipients of a long service award, they work side by side running Recognition Express West Scotland, one of the top five performing businesses in the network.

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.

Mum of two launches one of the first Bloom Baby Classes franchises in Scotland in memory of son
Date posted:09-June-2022

Joanne Reid, mum of two from East Lothian, Scotland, has put her caring nature into practice by launching her baby development franchise, Bloom Baby Classes. As a flagship location north of the border, Joanne is looking forward to bringing her passion for baby care and wellbeing to parents living in her own community. Following the sad passing of her son Oran late last year, Joanne hopes to bring care to thousands of parents across the county as she launches next month.

Greensleeves franchise ramps up Scottish presence with two new locations
Date posted:07-June-2022

Lawn care experts, Greensleeves, announces further expansion into Scotland with the launch of two new territories. The franchise, which has more than 108 franchises throughout the UK, has now increased its presence north of the border opening businesses in Clyde Coast and West Lothian to meet growing demand for its services.  

Wilkins Chimney Sweep Franchisee Wins at Scottish Ex-Forces Business Awards
Date posted:01-June-2022

Kris McLernon (33) owner of the Lanarkshire franchise of Wilkins Chimney Sweep, was a winner at the 2022 Scottish Ex-Forces in Business Awards recently, in the ‘New Service Leaver’ category. The New Service Leaver category recognises men and women who left the military less than three years ago. Kris left the army in April 2020 after 14 years as a recovery mechanic with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) and bought his Wilkins Chimney Sweep franchise in September 2021.



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