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Wales is a country steeped in history and culture, with a traditional strong work ethic. Today Wales boasts a population of 2.94 million, mainly concentrated around its major cities of Cardiff, Newport, Swansea and Wrexham and mining valleys of the southeast of the country.

Despite, franchising in Wales being valued at £0.5 billion (which is an 18% increase in implied annual turnover), it is still under-represented in terms of the number of Welsh-based franchisors and franchisee units operating in Wales. Around 40% of all UK franchise systems are currently present in Wales; despite being a healthy figure, this highlights that there is still a massive potential for growth in franchising.

Wales boasts some of the UK's largest multi-unit franchisees and has been identified as the ideal place for developing brands such as LEON, Taco Bell, Tony Macaronis and Wendys in 2022.

Wales is a great country for starting a business due to the amount of professional support available to help get businesses started, which includes support for franchisees.

FRANCHISES ACTIVELY RECRUITING IN WALES

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INTERVIEW WITH LAVINE JONES, DREAM DOORS SWANSEA FRANCHISEE
03-October-2022

Before joining Dream Doors and launching his franchise in Swansea, Lavine Jones held several lucrative positions for high street brands, working his way up to become an operations director for O2. But, while he thrived on responsibility and appreciated the financial rewards on offer, Lavine had never felt fulfilled in his career. That changed when he decided to open his own Dream Doors franchise; here Lavine tells us what first attracted him to the proposition.

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Welsh international hockey player joins Driving Miss Daisy
01-February-2022

Stevie Lyle, dad of 2 boys and a 3rd due soon, is literally one in a million representing Wales and GB for over 23 years at the highest level of Ice Hockey - a sport not for the faint hearted! HOLDING 83 CAPS FOR GREAT BRITAIN, he is the most capped Ice Hockey player the country has ever had and aged 17 he became the Junior Welsh Sports Personality of the Year too. Stevie is now the Driving Miss Daisy franchisee for Cardiff.

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Welcome to the new owner of ServiceMaster Restore Swansea
03-October-2022

Jamie Williams is making a triumphant return as a ServiceMaster (UK) Limited franchisee as the new owner of ServiceMaster Restore Swansea. Jamie begins his new chapter with prior experience as a ServiceMaster Clean franchisee. After the birth of his twin girls, Jamie and his business partner made the decision not to renew their licences. However, two years and a global pandemic later, Jamie is now entering back into the ServiceMaster network, but this time, as a Restore franchisee.  He is ready to put all of his experience to good use helping people in need in his local community be they faced with a fire, flooding, or something else.

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Wales is Hungry for More Papa John's!
12-July-2016

Papa John’s, has announced the opening of its latest store in Wales. Franchisee Clif Roberson, who will run the outlet, has recruited 22 local staff to serve-up Papa John’s top quality pizza in Pontypridd.

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Top supplier of pet food sniffing opportunity in Wales!
01-October-2014

The market for pet food grows ever larger in the UK, so much so that it has attracted one of Europe’s top suppliers is now seeking Master Franchisees in both Scotland and Wales. Founded in Sweden in 1987, Husse is a European market leader in quality pet food home deliveries. It specialises in products for cats and dogs which have a high nutritional value and also provides cat litter and other accessories.

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Card Connection’s South West Wales franchise renews contract for third time
12-October-2012

Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection, has announced its franchisee for South West Wales, Alun Mort, has renewed his franchise contract with Card Connection for the third time. Previously a petrol station manager, Alun who joined Card Connection in 1995, started out with a virgin territory and now supplies Card Connection’s quality greeting cards and gifts to around 200 stores in the area.

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