Here are some useful franchise websites. is the online counterpart to one of the UK’s best-selling franchise publications, The Franchise Magazine. is easy to navigate, as visitors are able to browse every printed edition of the magazine by franchise category or by an advertiser. The website also contains information about many franchise opportunities in the UK, the best advice and guidance for franchisees and franchisors, as well as real-life franchisee stories. With the latest franchise news uploaded daily, the website is a valuable resource for anyone looking to invest in a franchise.

International Franchise Directory, provides information on Master and Area Developer franchise opportunities as well as latest franchise news, franchise sector overviews, advice and guidance and international exhibition previews. Regularly updated, visitors have the ability to search for Master or Area Developer franchise opportunities by region, country, business category or investment requirements, with a free information request service.

With over 900 franchise opportunities in the UK, it can be difficult to know where to start your search to invest in a franchise brand. FranchiseInfo offers a wide range of franchise opportunities across the UK and overseas. It is the official website for the bfa-supported franchise exhibitions and provides up-to-date information on all the latest news, features and exhibitors. is the official website for Business Franchise Magazine. It is strongly marketed both online and in print and offers advice and regular updates on the franchise industry.

For over 25 years, Which Franchise has promoted ethical franchise opportunities in the UK, including franchises that are members of the British Franchise Association.

British Franchise Association

Set up over 40 years ago, the British Franchise Association (bfa) is the original and largest not-for-profit trade association for franchising in the UK.  Their core aim is to support and influence high quality ethical business format franchising in accordance with the European Code of Ethics.

EWIF (Encouraging Women into Franchising) 

EWIF are looking are looking to change the face of the franchise sector so that women have a much larger presence. The tide is beginning to turn as franchising has seen a significant rise in the number of women joining the industry, and in particular, a rise in the number of younger women investing in franchises. Over the past three years, 37% of all new franchisees joining the industry have been female – that’s a huge rise of 20% since 2015. These stats are extremely encouraging, however, there is still some way to go!

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