Franchise advisers

Contact details of the British Franchise Association, franchise accountants, franchise solicitors, franchise consultants, franchise lending banks, franchise manual writers, franchise advertising specialists and PR.

Franchise trade association

British Franchise AssociationBritish Franchise Association (BFA)
The British Franchise Association (BFA) is the voluntary self regulating governing body for
franchising formed in 1977 by the major franchising organisations looking to accredit and
promote those franchise systems that meet the strict ethical and business criteria of a good
Tel. 01235 820 470

Franchise accountants

d&t are the UK’s market leading franchisee accountants. Established in the 1990’s, the firm now supports thousands of franchisees and their businesses across a wide range of sectors. They are proud to be the UK’s largest niche franchise accounting firm.

Carl Reader
Tel. 01793 741 600

Franchise finance

The banks are keen to lend to franchisees because it carries less risk than lending to normal start-ups. They will lend on a higher ratio of 2:1 (i.e. they will put in £2 for every £1 you put in), if the circumstances are right.

David Williams
Tel. 0800 073 0265

Franchise consultants

These firms assist companies to franchise their businesses. Their work ranges from carrying out a feasibility study on whether the business is suitable for franchising and the preparation of operations manuals through to advice on recruiting franchisees, and the development of the network.

The Franchising CentreFranchising Centre (The)
Brian Duckett
Tel. 0870 458 6682

Franchise insurance

This firm, in association with Hiscox, has developed an exclusive professional indemnity policy to suit the specific risks franchisors may face.

Moreland Insurance Brokers
Maurice Logie
Tel. 01698 456 500
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Franchise marketing, social media and website design

This firm through their existing client base have acquired a strong knowledge of franchising, and the needs of website design and marketing for both franchisors and franchisees. Plus, social media management, such as Facebook and Twitter.

Mayfly Internet MarketingMayfly Internet Marketing
Liam Patton
Tel. 0151 254 1727
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Franchise recruitment website

This site is the UK’s most comprehensive franchise website. Complete listings, regularly updated, of over 1,500 franchise business opportunities in the UK. Business Listings
Nick Riding
Tel. 020 8605 2555

Franchisee recruitment

This firm helps reputable franchisors to recruit franchisees that will be profitable, exceed customer expectations and follow the system.

Smith & HendersonSmith & Henderson
Steven Frost

Franchise resales

Franchise Resales Limited provides franchisors with a comprehensive resales service for their franchisees by using its unique proven franchise resales process. Also visit

Franchise ResalesFranchise Resales
Derrick Simpson
Tel. 01562 881 023
Nick Riding
Tel. 020 8605 2555

Franchise solicitors

Advise both potential and existing franchisors and franchisees, and write the franchise agreement on behalf of the franchisor. Some are in an information exchange pool whose members swop their opinions of franchisors which they have formed from representing franchisee clients.

Bird & Bird
Dr Mark Abell
Tel. 020 7905 6234

David Bigmore & Co
David Bigmore
Tel. 01978 855 058

Fieldfisher logoFieldfisher
David Bond/Chris Wormald
Tel. 020 7861 4299

Owen WhiteOwen White
Jane Masih
Tel. 01753 876 800

SherrardsSherrards Solicitors
Manzoor Ishani
Tel. 01727 832 830

Stevens & Bolton
Nicola Broadhurst
Tel. 01483 302 264

Franchise manual writers

These firms are specialists in writing the operations manuals through which franchisors pass on their know-how to their franchisees and tell them how they must run their businesses. This work is also undertaken by franchise consultants.

The Franchising Centre
Brian Duckett
Tel. 0870 458 6682

Manual Writers InternationalManual Writers
Penny Hopkinson
Tel. 01926 641 402
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Franchise public relations

This firm has established an enviable reputation as a specialist franchise PR consultancy, achieving widespread coverage in all media categories, most notably in the national press.

GTPRGay Turner Public Relations
Gay Turner
Tel. 01295 770 982

Franchise advertising specialists

This firm, celebrating over 10 years in the franchise sector, provides franchisors with a full range of marketing, media research, planning, advertisement design and media buying service.

ARC Media Associates
Fiona Corallini or Sam Ferguson
Tel. 01702 343 958 – 01702 331 425

Franchise training

This firm provides franchise management training and awards a Diploma in Franchise Management.

The Franchise Training CentreThe Franchise Training Centre
Tel. 0870 458 6682