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Do you know what 'franchising' actually is? Partnership, investment, business opportunities...find an up-to-date summary of franchising and see what it means for potential franchisees.

Starting a Home Care Franchise

Choosing to start a homecare agency isn’t a decision to be take lightly. We tell you what you need to know to get up and running.

British Franchise Association 2016 Franchisor Awards

The British Franchise Association (bfa) has begun the search for the UK’s best franchise businesses of 2016.

Franchise Territories

In our latest report, we examine every aspect of franchise territories: what they are, how they are decided upon and what to look for in acquiring one.

How has McDonald's been so successful for so long?

It’s the biggest fast food chain in the world, with 32,000 outlets in 117 countries. How does it manage to sustain such success?

£15bn Franchise Sector Sets Number of Record Highs

New research has shown the UK’s franchise sector is operating at record levels with all-time highs reported in turnover, employment and numbers of franchisee-owned businesses.

Starting a Food Franchise

Food franchising is quite possibly one of the most popular franchising models around. Read our guide to setting up your own food franchise.


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“I chose Auditel because the business proposition stacked up”

West Calder-based Robin Cockburn joined the Auditel Cost Management Franchise in March 2009 following a career of 30 years in banking and finance. He had held a number of senior posts at RBS, including Director of International Banking Services. Read More...

Franchisee Startups

Are you interested in owning your own franchise opportunity? Read the following inspiring franchise start-up stories, and be encouraged to find a franchise opportunity for you! If you discover a new career through Franchise Direct, tell us about it and we'll help you promote your new business franchise!

New Franchisees...

New Card Connection Franchisees Recruited from Franchise Direct

Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection, has today announced two of its new franchisees have been recruited from Franchise Direct. David and Cathy Mason take over the Liverpool area and Bill & Hilary Davies will now run the Middlesbrough/Darlington territory. Read More...

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