Own a Master Franchise
If your ambitions stretch beyond owning and operating a single-unit, or even multi-unit franchise, and you have serious capital to invest in the national rights to a brand and proven business system, you could be a candidate for investing in a Master Franchise or Area Developer.
As a Master Franchisee you would secure exclusive rights to develop the franchisor's brand, trading style and system in a new country. Many franchisors from the Americas, the Southern Hemisphere and Europe have established overseas operations by granting the national Master Franchise rights to a local individual or organisation, which has then overseen that brand's expansion, either by establishing owned outlets, recruiting a sub-franchised network or a mixture of the two. Many more are searching for serious entrepreneurial investors with the ambitions to establish their presence in new countries.
We have assisted UK investors to purchase Master Franchises from international brands all over the world. Through contacts developed at major franchise exhibitions worldwide, Ashtons Franchise Consulting (AFC) maintains awareness of all the leading new and famous brands around the world offering Master Franchises.The AFC Master Franchise Research Programme provides a shortlist of international opportunities tailored to your unique requirements and suitability, taking you all the way through evaluation to the final decision.