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Have a taste of these new UK franchise offerings

Written by Eric Johansson on Friday, 22 February 2019. Posted in Franchise

Enjoy our tasting menu of the most succulent new nibbles UK franchising has to offer

Have a taste of these new UK franchise offerings

Haus Maids

Now this is a really neat franchise opportunity. Launched in 2012, Haus Maids aims to become the UK’s home-cleaning franchise of choice. In fact, it’s already taken some exciting steps to realise the vision. Making a clean break from its original company-owned setup, Haus Maids opened its pilot franchise in January 2018 in Winchester. After one year, the first franchisee found herself with an improved work-life balance and a better income. Plenty more will have the chance to experience these results. Aiming to have 30 more franchisees in the next five years, Haus Maids offers an absolutely sparkling opportunity. 

UFC GYM

Need a kick in the backside to get your franchise journey going? Then this might be the franchise for you. American franchisor UFC GYM has just announced it’s opening its first two locations in the UK in April and that many more mixed martial art studios are set to open in the next few years. And you better take the franchisor’s word for it – since launching in 2009, the company has opened over 150 locations in more than 25 countries. A franchise with an internationally recognised appeal that enables you to tap into the budding boutique gym sector? What a knockout. 

LockFit

Open up your heart to LockFit. Founded in 2018, this franchisor is leveraging the fact there will always be a demand for good locksmiths. Citing the fact there were 785,000 incidents of domestic burglary and 214,433 incidents of non-domestic burglary in the UK in 2015, this franchise may be onto something. The franchisor already has one franchisee, three more in the pipeline and aims to cover the entire country by 2025. So signing up now as a franchisee could open the doors for a promising future. 

Captain Fantastic 

There ain’t no party like a Captain Fantastic party. Launched in September 2017, this children’s entertainment business already covers Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent and Surrey – relieving parents of all the stress of organising the events and to actually enjoy them. Now it’s looking for franchisees to help the business provide pirate, princess, science, superhero and many other birthday bashes for kids. So far Captain Fantastic has three franchises but that number is sure to grow as more parents are made aware of this fantastic offering.

Just Cuts

The energy around this franchise is absolutely buzzing. Having originally opened in Australia in 1983, Just Cuts is now bringing its hairdressing services to the UK. The Oz chain has already opened two salons in Blighty, one of which is franchisee-owned. But don’t expect this business to fade into obscurity: the franchisor aims to launch ten more over 2019. Eventually, the leadership aims to open 450 stores across Britain. Given the global network already has 209 salons across Australia and New Zealand, it’s safe to say this opportunity is a cut above the rest. We’re certain no budding franchisees have to be grabbed by the short hairs to check out this opportunity. 

Walljam

Who would’ve thought kicking a ball against a wall could be the foundation of an international franchise opportunity? Well, Tim Worboys did. The founder of Walljam has created digital walls that players can kick and throw balls against and play a variety of games with. And it’s really taking off. Over the past year the company has gone global. The walls are now featured in the football club of the New York Red Bulls and was featured in the Real Madrid World of Football experience in the summer of 2018. It’s also available in many locations in Britain. Now the franchisor offers franchisees the chance to get in on the ground floor and have a ball. 

Visiting Angels

Originally from the US,in-home care franchise Visiting Angels was launched in Britain in August 2017. Since then it’s spearheaded the launch of its UK pilot by ensuring the team has all the practical knowledge needed to make a success across the pond. The franchisor now has several potential franchisees going through the due diligence process, with the first of those aiming to open their doors by April. After that, Visiting Angels hopes to truly take flight in 2019 and have over ten franchisees by the end of the year. It aims to have between 50 and 60 ones in the next five years. Truly a heaven-sent chance to do some good.

BOx Studio

It might be a featherweight franchise at the moment but BOx Studio has the makings of a true heavy hitter. Founded by husband and wife team Ainsley and Anne-Marie Neckles in 2016, the franchise offers customers a true boutique gym feel, intense boxing-inspired classes and personal training. While the franchisor hasn’t signed up any franchisees yet, BOx Studio aims to punch above its weight by covering the UK in the next five years and is even entertaining the idea of venturing into Europe. Clearly, it’s not throwing in the towel any time soon so aspiring franchisees without a glass jaw better check it out. 

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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