The UK’s franchise sector will continue to grow in 2013 through increased interest in franchising and a growing ambition of franchisors to expand their networks, according to latest edition of The UK Franchise Directory.

The just published Directory provides new statistics on the size of the UK franchise market and includes well-known brands such as Pizza Hut, ChipsAway and CeX who are looking to recruit further franchise owners next year. Also included are over 80 pages of comprehensive advice and guidance for prospective franchise owners and franchisors covering a range of topics that introduces people to the exciting world of franchising.

Taking more than six months to compile, the latest edition contains information on every known franchisor throughout the UK, with more than 1,500 franchise listings and opportunities split into key business categories. The directory provides important advice and guidance that needs to be understood by everyone looking at franchising, and wanting to know the latest trends, rules and regulations.

Additional input comes from entrepreneur, author and former star of BBC2’s Dragons’ Den James Caan, Paul Stafford of the bfa, Cathryn Hayes of HSBC, Richard Holden of Lloyds Banking Group, Mark Scott of NatWest, Andrew Pena of Cubism Law, Ed Savory of Leathes Prior and many more. Key findings from The UK Franchise Industry and International Franchise Markets 2012, a study that was conducted by MBA business students of the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Franchise Development Services (FDS) are revealed, encouraging the Government to back franchising.

The UK Franchise Directory 25th edition is published by FDS and is available for £20* post free. You can order your copy today by calling 01603 620301 or by clicking here

*R.R.P. £25.

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