What Industry Sector In Franchising Are You Looking For?

The UK Franchise Directory covers most, if not all, of the UK franchise industry. Here we break down some of the more popular categories featured online to give you a better understanding of what each opportunity entails.

Food & Beverages

Food and drink franchises range from sales and distribution to retail operations. Many of the worlds top perfoming and well-known brands have expanded through franchising and there are a host of opportunities in this popular sector.

Care Services

Health care and senior care franchise opportunities are increasing every year and are in line with the trends of the UK’s ageing population, these opportunities tend to need a mid-level investment but with the right business model this really is an opportunity that will continue to grow.


Retail franchising in the UK requires a higher level of investment, but the rewards for the right opportunity, with quality products or services, are there. These franchises can include electrical shops, new and second hand product shops and clothing retailers.


Franchising trade magazines are regularly illustrated with franchise owners standing in front of their vans. Whether as a distributor or providing services like alloy repair or interior decor, a huge proportion of franchises are van-based. Few van-based franchises require premises so many franchise owners work from home. Automotive and car franchises can require less investment than other franchise opportunities.

Business To Business

Businesses that sell goods and services to other businesses, otherwise known as business to business franchises. A business franchise offers an essential business service, and you will usually get a lot of repeat business. You will provide a highly valued service and help other companies grow.

Cleaning & Maintenance

Cleaning franchises encompass carpet cleaning, commercial cleaning and domestic cleaning. With growing numbers of companies outsourcing cleaning there’s plenty of business in the contract-cleaning sector. As for domestic cleaning, there's no shortage of time-poor household who require the magic touch. They range form job franchises to management franchise opportunities and many cleaning franchise opportunities can also be run from home or van-based.

Health & Beauty

Healthy living, beauty and fitness franchises are available in this sector. An ideal opportunity to enter the £15bn beauty industry.

Indoor and Outdoor Property Care

Franchises in this indoor and outdoor property care sector are either skilled or semi-skilled and frequently start off as job franchises and move on to managing a territory. Franchises range between gardening and landscaping to home improvements.

Print, Signs & Design

Sign franchises can involve creating, maintaining and installing signs as part of brand development for a number of businesses, remember every business with high-street presence needs a sign and businesses will also need printed marketing material. This sector also includes a number of print and design franchises.

Real Estate & Lettings

There are a range of white-collar franchise opportunities in both the estate agency and letting agency franchise sector. These include property management, letting agents and estate franchises for sale.

Children & Education

Children and educational franchise opportunities represent many low-cost investment levels required and are amongst the most popular. Children’s entertainment franchises meeting parents’ growing demands for keeping their children entertained after school.