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Sports Franchises

According to an industry report from EMSI the UK sports industry is worth over £23 billion to the UK economy. In additional to this major financial contribution the sports industry also employs almost one million people in the UK. Sports franchises have been extremely innovative to tap into this huge market and their are a diverse range of sport franchise opportunities for sale in the UK.

Statistics around the sports industry in the UK

The sports industry in the UK has always been a huge market but has recently jumped up even higher and seen a much greater growth. Below we will list some statistics recently collected in the UK around the sports sector as a whole these statistics below come from credible sources which should help you get an idea of how big the opportunity of investing in to the sports industry is in the UK.

  • The sports industry has seen an average growth 3% from 2015-2020 according to Ibisworld.
  • The sports industry annually contributes a staggering £14 billion to the UK economy.
  • Also in the UK there are a total of 9,625 sport related businesses according to Ibisworld.
  • The sports industry also really helps the UK in providing job opportunities since the sports industry as a whole in the UK is providing over 174,000 jobs currently.


Adult fitness franchises are very popular, this could include dancing or yoga for example. Childrens fitness franchises have also seen a huge rise and these include activities such as football, rugby, cricket & swimming. Outdoor sports franchises for sale cover several of the already mentioned business opportunities. With the growing obesity problem in the UK anything that can help make us become more active will help both physical & mental health and this message is used a lot in the media which is sure to fuel the sports industry sector more in years to come.

We have a wide selection of sport franchises for sale in the UK in this section so browse & find your ideal franchise.