Ten Top Winter Warmer Franchises

For some businesses, winter is a time to dread, where profits fall due to weather conditions not conducive to sales. However for others, it is the time of year where their business thrives.

The Christmas Decorators

This truly unique franchise opportunity has been described by its owners as 'recession-proof', and with good reason. Customers always push the boat out at Christmas time, and in return receive stunning and innovative decorations. Delivering the goods gives franchisees almost as much festive cheer and satisfaction, and whether the job is for a small family household, a celebrity’s mansion or a huge shopping mall, no two days are ever the same. Read more »

Harry Ramsden’s

Fish and chips is something of a national delicacy in the UK, and Harry Ramsden’s has gained an enviable reputation for producing quality examples of this true winter comfort food through the best part of a century in business. Franchisees gain the benefit of a respected brand name, and the confidence of a loyal customer-base. Read more »


Rightly or wrongly, the statistics show that we spend more time at home than ever before, particularly during winter, and people want to spend this time in an attractive environment. This is where BoConcept comes in. The Danish company is known for its stylish furniture, and its franchisees will be able to provide customers with incredible design ideas for their living space to take full advantage of this trend. Read more »

CeX - Complete entertainment eXchange

More time indoors requires more entertainment for us lounge-livers. Thankfully, CeX provides quality used technology, as well as DVDs and video games to shoppers in the UK and beyond. With a long list of happy franchisees eager to sing the brand’s praises, particularly in regard to the training and support it provides, this recession-resilient opportunity is well worth a look. Read more »


Winter is the busiest time of year for companies specialising in vehicle repairs, with motorists damaging cars and vans on slippery, icy roads. Revive! thrives on this, carving a niche in the repair of minor damage to vehicles, including bumper scuffs, alloy wheels and minor paint repairs. franchisees franchisees enjoy a business with exceptional growth potential, with low overheads, and their own large, exclusive territory. Read more »


In the cold winter months, the UK’s leading care brands have even more of a responsibility to assist those that are reliant on them to the highest standard. Caremark is one such brand, and as a franchisee, you can expect hard, but ultimately extremely rewarding work, and the strong reputation of a company established for a decade usually leads to strong financial returns for its investors. Read more »

Right at Home UK

A similar story to the previous entry in terms of brand respectability, Right at Home excels in the winter months when clients, particularly elderly ones, can be more vulnerable. Having established in America, Right at Home has successfully transferred its formula to the UK with the backing of an award-winning Managing Director, and offers new franchisees an exclusive territory for an initial 10-year period. Read more »

Photography for Little People

Quality, well-composed family photographs are a longstanding favourite gift at Christmas time. Franchisees of Photography for Little People are promised to be in business “for themselves, but not by themselves”, and have access to strong support and a range of quality marketing materials, unique frames, and an east-to-run, profitable business.
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Esquires Coffee

Christmas shopping can be a stressful business, and in the midst of a long day fighting through crowds to each that last copy of a game your son or daughter just has to have, there’s little better than to get away from the scrum for half an hour or so in a quality coffee house. Esquires franchisees therefore serve a particularly large and grateful group of customers, fresh from the packed high street. Read more »

LIPA 4:19

The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts was launched in 1996, with a vision to change the way performing arts training is delivered. Its franchisees manage the delivery of a wide range of performance programmes for students who wish to develop their skills with a view to a fulfilling future career in the arts. Read more »

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