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Check out the new batch of UK-based franchises

Written by Eric Johansson on Thursday, 25 April 2019. Posted in Franchise

Franchising is reasonably safe way to start your own business. So if you’re looking for a new opportunity, why not check out these fresh faces of UK franchising?

Check out the new batch of UK-based franchises

Britain is booming with new franchise opportunities. And if you’re looking for a new career, why not start by looking at the fresh faces of UK franchising listed below?

9Round

From the rise of boutique studios to the ever-expanding number of gym memberships bought each year, the British fitness industry is going from strength to strength. 9Round is one of the companies leveraging the situation with a killer combo of combat-based workouts and franchising. The franchise combines circuit training with elements from boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts into its sessions. Each workout involves nine three-minute rounds, each of which is designed to push the client to the max. Having entered the UK in 2015, the American franchisor already has ten British franchisees. 9Round is now looking to grow its network to over 50 franchisees across Britain in the next five years. That’s a knockout if we ever saw one.

Ned’s Noodle Bar

Asian cuisine is having a moment in the world of UK franchising. Over the past few years, food franchises like Wrapchic, Camile Thai and Wagamama have enthralled UK foodies with their succulent offerings. So is there space for more food franchises? Ned’s Noodle Bar certainly seems to think so. The business opened its first eatery in 2000 and already has sites in South Bank, Shoreditch, Basildon and Oxford. But now it plans to scale even faster through franchising. Having already recruited its first UK franchisee, the company expects to grow this number to ten by the end of 2019. And that’s not all – it’s also viewing potential opportunities to set up shop in Paris and Pakistan. Interested in joining Ned’s Noodle Bar on this adventure? Bring your chopsticks and a healthy appetite for business and we’re sure the franchisor would love to speak with you. 

Cargo2Go

Courier franchise Cargo2Go is on the move, having first seen the light in 2006. Since then it’s grown to become a trusted transport provider for haulage companies in need of outsourced assistance, high-tech firms, the construction industry and many other sectors. Cargo2Go launched its first franchise in Leeds in 2011, which has since added the Halifax, Wakefield, Bradford and Huddersfield territories to its business. But now the franchisor is revving up for considerable expansions. Cargo2Go has identified 25 territories where the franchise model will work and is looking for franchisees to fill these slots and deliver success further down the road. 

Pro. Clinics

A thing of beauty, Pro. Clinics began life as British Laser Clinics in 2013. As the Bristol-based company grew, founder John McLennan started viewing ways to expand its offering further afield. By 2018 he seriously began to consider franchising as a viable option to achieve scale. Having spent a year seeking the guidance of franchising consultants, McLennan relaunched the business as a franchise named Pro. Clinics in February 2019. Now he’s looking to recruit exemplary candidates to grow his network to 20 franchisees over the next five years. Together, he hopes they can offer people everything from tattoo and warts removal treatments to laser skin rejuvenation and cryotherapy pain relief. This opportunity is certainly not just a pretty face. 

Les Puces

Mandie Davis loves French. Now she wants to help your children appreciate the language of love too with Les Puces, the French teaching franchise for children. During her family’s stay in la République, Davis taught English to French kids through song, stories and dance. Back in Britain, she considered her teaching experience and how quickly her own kids picked up a foreign tongue by staying in a different country. Davis realised there could be a business opportunity there. Thus, Les Puces was born in 2015. After three years of perfecting the model, the company was franchised in January 2018. Since then the franchisor has had one franchisee join the network. In 2019 she hopes to expand the group by adding two more with the ultimate goal of having 15 franchisees promoting the Les Puces method within the next five years. Can you say j’aime la franchise?

The Gaming Party Bus

The Gaming Party Bus brings the party to your place – literally. Founded in August 2014, the concept is quite simply to fill a van with video game consoles and drive it to a slew of different events – from children’s parties and weddings to corporate events and hen nights. Franchised in early 2019, the company is now in the process of selling its first franchise. But it’s not stopping there. “We’re planning to cover the whole of the UK, Europe and the States,” proclaims Alex Lushpa, the founder. “We’re now opening a European office in Berlin and planning to open up in Las Vegas in the next six months.” The game, as they say, is on.

About the Author

Eric Johansson

As web editor and resident Viking, Johansson ensures Elite Franchise is filled with engaging and eclectic entrepreneurial stories. While one of our most prolific franchise writers, he has sharpened his editorial teeth by writing about entertainment and fitness. Follow him on Twitter at @EricJohanssonLJ to catch up with his stream of consciousness.

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