Franchise opportunities in the United Kingdom

Attractiveness of the United Kingdom for the development of franchise business

Economy shows a small but steady growth rate of 0.3-0.4%. The most prominent spheres of business and economy include finance and banking, information technology, oil and gas, construction, manufacturing, wholesale and retail, transportation and logistics, education.

Being a highly-developed country where urban dwellers make up the majority. The most densely populated area is the south-east of the country. The largest cities (with the population near to half a million) are London, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and Sheffield.

Franchising is a dynamically developing branch of British economy. The annual turnover of the franchise industry in the UK is £15.1 billion. Opportunities are really vast as over 900 franchisor brands and over 44,000 franchisee outlets are currently operating on the territory of the country. Another interesting fact is that 97% of these franchising units are profitable.

The franchising sector of the UK continues to mature and it now employs over 621,000 people and more than half of the businesses claim the annual turnover of more than £250,000.

The most popular business areas for franchising in the UK include food and drinks, home improvement, consulting, services. As the franchising market is well developed, franchise opportunities range from those requiring less than £15,000 of investments to those, which need over £75,000 to launch.

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Indicators of Business Market in the United Kingdom

  • Capital: London

  • Currency: Pound sterling (£)

  • Education Index (2013): 0.860

  • Official languages: English

  • Per capita GDP (PPP): $42,514

  • Quality-of-life index (0-10): 7.01

  • Population: 65.64 mln

  • Total GDP (PPP): $2.79 trillion

  • Ease of Doing Business Ranking, Rank: 7

  • Gini: 31.6

  • Human Development Index (HDI): 0.909

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List of franchises for sale in The United Kingdom

Southern Fried Chicken franchise
Southern Fried Chicken - restaurant franchise Investment from $322,850
Tapout Fitness franchise
Tapout Fitness - martial arts franchise Investment from $130,000
RAMEN IROHA franchise
RAMEN IROHA - Ramen shop franchise Investment from $45,000
BNI franchise
BNI - Business Network International Franchise Investment from $65,000
9ROUND franchise
9ROUND - kickbox fitness centers franchise Investment from $
Nutty Scientists franchise
Nutty Scientists - spectacular interactive activities franchise Investment from $45,000
Jour franchise
Jour - healthy restaurant chain franchise Investment from $336,942
al Mamà Bistrot franchise
al Mamà Bistrot - restaurant franchise Investment from $135,000
Dietplus franchise
Dietplus - healthcare coaching franchise Investment from $56,000
Danube Home franchise
Danube Home - furniture & home accessory franchise Investment from $400,000
DetailCar franchise
DetailCar - waterless carwash franchise Investment from $9,960
KIO DA franchise
KIO DA - retail shops chain franchise Investment from $139,000
Funtopia franchise
Funtopia - family entertainment centers franchise Investment from $629,674
Los Pollos franchise
Los Pollos - chicken barbecue franchise Investment from $175,980
TUCANO COFFEE - coffee shop franchise Investment from $84,600
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