Local Franchise Opportunities in Liverpool

Why choose Liverpool to run your Franchise operation?

After becoming the host city for the International Festival for Business, Liverpool is accelerating itself into becoming one of the most desirable locations to set up your franchise business within the North West of England. Potential franchisees within the North West should consider Liverpool as a potential franchise territory as it has a bustling active city centre, world famous busy port and ample growth opportunities to really push your franchise to the next level.

To add to this, potential franchisees are only a two-hour train journey way from London Euston and it has the added benefit of containing its own Airport in the shape of the John Lennon Airport. This also opens opportunities for potential management franchisees based in London that are willing to commute 2 hours to their franchise territory of Liverpool.

Are there suitable areas to run my franchise opportunity?

Liverpool can be seen as a fantastic franchise territory as it hosts a number of business parks capable of hosting franchise operations from. The Business parks within Liverpool include;

  • -Liverpool Innovation
  • -MerseyWorld
  • -Stonebridge Park

The actual City’s office space can be seen as being smaller in comparison to other Northern Cities, but this is being addressed with new state of the art office premises being made available within the City Centre.  Some of the new office premises include DoES Liverpool, Basecamp and Igloo to name just a few potential hubs for your franchise operation within the franchise territory of Liverpool. On top of this, redevelopment of the Liverpool Superport has resulted in real estate opportunities and has led to this potential franchise territory becoming the freight and logistics ‘hub’ for both the Northern UK and Ireland, making it the ideal destination to set up a logistics and estate agency franchise opportunity within.

Liverpool currently has a population just under 500,00 but fear not as this potential franchise territory attracts high volumes of tourists every year through the leading shopping centre that houses over 160 brands and the commercial centre witnessed footfall that exceeded over 26 million in 2012 and has recorded substantial growth year on year. This makes Liverpool the ideal territory to consider a Retail Franchise, Service Franchise or Food & Beverage franchise to cater for all the visitors.

Will I receive any support through franchising in Liverpool?

Apart from the franchise support and training you will naturally receive from your franchisor, there is an added benefit of choosing Liverpool as your franchise territory…

For start-up franchises that are seeking to recruit and benefit from apprentices, Liverpool runs the Liverpool Youth Contract which is a nationally funded programme which offers franchises an apprenticeship wage subsidy of up to £3,500!

You wouldn’t be the only one seeking to run your franchise within the franchise territory of Liverpool as 2,435 other start ups (as of 2015) have taken advantage of this business territory.

Franchisees within the Liverpool Franchise Territory can now also benefit from additional support being provided by the British Library’s launch of a Business & IP Centre. The aim of this location is to ensure that it provides new business owners with sufficient advice and resources.

Any Additional Funding available through franchising in Liverpool?

Small business grants are available from the Regional Investment Aid Merseyside which provides funding to job creators in areas of high unemployment and has up to 35% of the value of projects available for early-stage firms. Liverpool has also been allocated funding from the government’s Regional Growth Fund with its £15m Business Growth Grant scheme. The scheme typically provides small business grants of between £10,000 and £1m to fund up to 20% of projects and spark co-investment from the private sector.

Last but certainly not least, who wouldn’t want to set up a Franchise within the home of The Beatles… As we come together, right now to end this piece. 

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