##Popularity of Franchising Continues to Grow
The last 12 months has seen particularly strong growth for the Franchise sector, with the popularity of franchises increasing across sectors and investment brackets.

Data from the UK Franchise Directory’s own website analytics indicates that more people than ever before are looking to get into franchising.

This business model can be a great way for prospective franchise owners to take that all important next step in their Career, becoming their own boss through the framework and support of an already well established brand.

There has been a notable increase in the number of people searching for franchising roles over the past 6 months, with the total number of visits to the UKFD website growing from 11,815 in May to 19,153 in September, an increase of 62.1%. During this period the number of visitors also grew by 64.1%, with the number of pageviews up 63.4%. Social Media interactions on sites like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube were also said to have increased significantly.

Professor Roy Seaman, founder and Managing Director of Franchise Development Services and publisher of The UK Franchise Directory, said that this spells good news for the Franchising industry at large: “The UK Franchise Directory has been established in some form for more than 30 years. It has longsince provided a barometer for the volume of franchise opportunities on the market across different sectors, as well as the level of interest from potential new franchise owners. The last 12 months has seen strong growth throughout the Franchise sector more generally. Such a steep rise in visits to the UKFD website implies a renewed interest in franchising brands amongst potential franchise owners.”

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