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Franchise UK was established in 2004 & is the largest franchise directory UK. Browse franchises for sale plus free franchising information including franchise news, articles & our free franchising guide. Our franchise directory is simple to use & a great place to find your ideal franchise opportunity. Franchising encompasses many industries including food, retail, care to name a few & contributes over £17bn to the UK economy. The Franchise UK directory contains new franchises, trending franchises & the best franchises available in the UK. Franchising is a great way to change career direction or find a better work-life balance. Good luck with you search for your ideal franchise business.

Buying a Franchise in the UK?

Franchising is worth £15bn to the UK economy & franchises enjoy a far greater success rate. Franchise UK lists over 1,000 franchises for sale plus free franchise guides & resources to help you find your ideal franchise opportunity

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Ongoing Industry Growth

Franchising in the UK is experiencing considerable and ongoing growth.


Many Business Options

Many franchise seekers are impressed with the many franchise business options that are available.


Higher Rate of Success

There are many reasons why franchises Enjoy a higher rate of success when compared to business startups.


Easier to Set Up

More and more people are choosing franchise opportunities rather than setting up a business from scratch.


A franchise is when an existing, already trading business model is copied. This copying is achieved by production of franchising materials such as a franchise agreement, franchise operating manuals, business plans & forecasting and detail operations and franchise training manuals & support. To find out more about the definition of a franchise and what it entails check out the following article What is a franchise?

Many people think that franchising is relatively new, it’s not. The fact is franchising a business model goes right back to the 19th Century! Many new to franchising also think of fast food franchises but franchising in the UK covers many different industries and contributes billions to the UK economy. To find out more about the history and origins of franchising read or article The history of franchising

Franchising is replicating an already “proven” business model, market and concept. This and the support given by Franchisors ( the business model owner ) is what makes the success rate of a new business via a franchise model so much higher than setting up on your own. Essentially franchising is being in business for yourself but not by yourself, reducing risk and in many cases being able to launch more quickly using the already established brand of the Franchisor. To find out more read our article What are the advantages of buying a franchise?

This is an almost impossible question as with all businesses, whether a franchise business or not the success of failure is down to you, the business owner. Many see well established franchise brands that have a high repeat business rate, i.e food, lawn care, cleaning as the most successful long term but that’s not always the case and you also need to consider your own interests and skills as to ensure success you need to make sure the franchise is a good match to your background, skills and experience. To find out more read our article What are the most profitable franchises in the UK?