#236 New Franchise Opportunities in the 24th Edition of The UK Franchise Directory

The UK’s franchise sector is set for an influx of new business start-ups and job opportunities through increased interest in franchising and a growing ambition to expand their networks, according to latest edition of The UK Franchise Directory.

The just published directory provides new statistics on the size of the UK franchise market. Among its findings are:
•    There are over 1,500 companies offering franchise opportunities.
•    236 new franchise opportunities on the market since January 2010.
•    The current number of franchised outlets in the UK is over 90,000.
•    Franchisors are seeking to grant a further 20,000 franchises to aspiring business owners across the UK.

In a user-friendly size, The UK Franchise Directory includes well-known brands such as McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, CeX and Cash Converters who are looking to recruit further franchise owners this year. Also included are over 70 pages of comprehensive advice and guidance for prospective franchise owners and franchisors covering a range of topics that introduces people to the exciting world of franchising.

Over 1,500 franchise listings and opportunities are split into key business categories. Additional input comes from Sir Bernard Ingham, President of the British Franchise Association (bfa), Tom Endean of the bfa, Richard Holden of Lloyds Banking Group, John Chambers of Chambers and Co Solicitors and many more.

This edition of The UK Franchise Directory also presents key findings from Insight: An Industry review of Franchising in the UK 2010, a study that was conducted by MBA business students of the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Franchise Development Services (FDS).

The 24th edition of this award-winning directory is a fundamental research tool and is an absolute must read for anybody considering franchising.

The UK Franchise Directory 24th edition is published by Franchise Development Services Ltd and is available to order online.