The UK Franchise Directory 22nd Edition is Now On Sale

The UK Franchise Directory 22nd Edition was successfully launched at the British & International Franchise Exhibition with a number of prospective franchise owners keen to get their hands this year’s must have publication.  The directory is the complete guide to franchising in the UK and was well received at the exhibition with people interested in becoming franchise owners. The UK Franchise Directory publishes new statistics on the size of the UK franchise industry in its new 22nd edition and among its findings are:

  • The current number of franchised businesses in the UK is 84,274
  • Franchisors are seeking to grant a further 190,754 franchises to aspiring business  owners across the UK to complete their networks
  • There are now 1,402 companies offering franchise opportunities (franchisors) in the  UK, 857 of which are actively recruiting franchise owners
  • The average investment requirement for a franchise business is £45,655

The 22nd edition of The UK Franchise Directory showcases the booming franchise industry with listings of all UK and Irish franchisors, including McDonald’s, Subway, Cash Generator, Northwood and ChipsAway.  With advisory features from industry professionals and a Franchise Buyer’s Checklist, the directory is the most trusted resource for serious prospective franchise owners in the UK.

The directory’s publisher Roy Seaman says: “Data collected by the British Franchise Association found that 9 out of 10 franchise owners operate a profitable business and 25 per cent of those turn over £500,000 or more.  These high success rates coupled with the growing number of people being made redundant nationwide has had a positive effect on the franchise industry with more people taking the plunge and becoming their own boss.”

“Franchising encompasses a broad range of industries and business types and with so much choice and information available it can be quite daunting to know where to start.  The UK Franchise Directory 22nd edition provides information on 159 food and beverage franchises, 159 retail franchises and 1,073 service franchises.  It’s a franchise information goldmine and is packed with expert advice and guidance to help prospective franchise owners begin an exciting journey into the world of franchising.”

Franchise company ChipsAway International’s Chief Executive Lloyd Evans adds: “The UK Franchise Directory provides clear, concise information for potential franchise owners in an easily accessible format.  We have advertised in the directory for a number of years and have found it to be a consistently high performing recruitment vehicle for us.  It has generated high quality enquiries for ChipsAway year after year and, without doubt, The UK Franchise Directory has been one of the top performers for us.”

To purchase a copy of The UK Franchise Directory, please click here.