Guidance

Read through some of our articles below, where we can offer you guidance on running a successful franchise.


It’s been a horrendous two years and franchising hasn’t escaped the grips of Covid. We have seen the world change dramatically. It has taken time, but we are seeing light at the end of the tunnel and 2022 is set to be an exciting year for all involved in franchising.We began to see the recovery at the beginning of 2021, with many businesses overcoming the unprecedented challenges of 2020. There of course was still plenty of uncertainty, and especially for the hospitality and retail sector. This...

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After the last two years many of us cant wait to bring in a new year, and the changes that will bring. With so much disruption, and especially to the employment market, has led to even more people to making decision on their future. Franchising in 2022 offers a huge opportunity and in this article we will look at some sectors that will thrive. With the advent and development of the internet and the digital world, old ways of consuming good and services are fading in popularity, and we are alw...

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Why choose Doncaster as a place to run your franchise?Doncaster is known for a variety of things and has got a few major accolades; the first flushing toilet, the oldest racecourse (St Leger), the only polar bears in the UK and the worlds oldest goldfish! It is a fantastic area that has got some great facilities and areas that you can look to profit from.Home to 110,000 people it is a very densely populated area, whilst also neighbouring some other major places such as Sheffield, Rotherham, Leed...

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Franchising is a flourishing industry boasting nearly 1,000 brands in a host of different sectors. The industry consistently shows 90% of franchisees reporting profitability. The advantages of owning your own business are obvious but so too are the risks. The franchisee is taking less of a risk than starting his or her own business and less than 4% of franchises fail for commercial reasons. This is because they are operating under an established and proven business model and supplying or produci...

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Why choose Ipswich as a place to run your franchise?With our head office based in Norwich, it would have been easy to skim over Ipswich… however we can just about muster things together. With a reasonable population size of over 130,000 it is a well populated area and one of the largest cities in the East Anglian region. Being set on the River Orwell, Ipswich is a great blend of industrial with its ports in Felixstowe as well as tourism areas within the city centre.Ipswich is covered by G...

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Why choose Wolverhampton as a place to run your franchise? Wolverhampton is in the East Midlands and is one the most populous cities in the UK with an estimated population of 280,000. It is renowned for its major role within the coal mining, steel production, lock making and the manufacture of cars and motorcycles. The economy still revolves around engineering, the service sector and aerospace. Located in the East Midlands, Wolverhampton is a great destination for those looking to set up a fra...

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Why choose Rotherham as a place to run your Franchise? Rotherham is surprisingly quite a tourism hotspot thanks to its many museums, Magna Science Adventure Centre, heritage, history and places of interests. This busy city is situated in South-Yorkshire and just north of Sheffield, another very large, populated city. Rotherham itself is home to 109,000 people and has got a fantastic geographical position when setting up base.  Sheffield is around 20 minutes away, Doncaster being just over...

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Why choose Truro as a place to run your Franchise? Truro is the most southernly city in the UK and the only city in Cornwall region. It is known for being the centre of retail, leisure and administration for the area and is well known for its tourist attractions. It attracts people not only from around the UK but also the world. Here are a few stats for those who prefer numbers: 1.2 million people STAY in Newquay every year55,000 people use the Newquay Airport in June£300 million how much peo...

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Why choose Aberdeen as a place to run your Franchise? Aberdeen has got some very attractive highlights… one being the accent! It was once known as the Oil capital of Europe and is the 3rd most populous cities in Scotland. Aberdeen is a lively city with a great diversity of people and businesses to get involved in, therefore meaning plenty of opportunity for you to get involved. Aberdeen has also got a very low unemployment rate which is a great accolade to have knowing the majority of yo...

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So, the whole world is in lockdown, many businesses are shut, schools closed, and the elderly are in isolation, but does this really mean you have to place your future aspirations on hold? Just this week it was announced that fast food franchising giants McDonald’s and Five Guys will be reopening selected stores across the country to allow for delivery and collection. This is on top of other franchising brands that includes Dominos and Subway that have still been offering delivery and collectio...

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Ask anyone involved in franchise recruitment and I am sure they would say, “Recruiting franchisees is just half the battle, recruiting long lasting happy franchisees is where the war is won.” And I wouldn’t disagree, it’s the key that that unlocks your franchise success. Recruiting and retaining franchisees when building the network can be a tiresome, labour intensive, expensive mess, that you wish you could just kick under the carpet, but you can’t. Recruiting the right people will only h...

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What is the end goal?The goal for any established business owner when considering franchising their pre-existing business is ‘expansion’. Franchising your business allows you to expand without incurring any risk of unnecessary debt or you won’t be using the cost of expansion against the equity of your business. In essence, any new recruited franchisees will in the first instance provide all of the required capital (franchise fee) to ensure they can adequately launch and operate one of your franc...

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