Franchising in Focus

A truly creative franchise and a great business opportunity

There are hundreds of franchise opportunities available for those looking to get out of the rat race and benefit from the fruits of their own labour. However, the chance to be a part of a truly innovative, lifestyle oriented organisation is a rarity.

Venture, the UK's leading portrait photography franchise, has, put simply, transformed the industry with its inspirational and personalised images that tell individual stories and is now seeking individuals to join its growing franchise network. As the ground-breaking creator of a unique style of portrait photography, its franchise business model is hugely successful, with 86 studios worldwide turning over in excess of £75 million a year.

Unlike other photography franchises, Venture is bold and challenging and continually pushes the boundaries of image and product. Venture tells 'stories' through images which 'reveal the real you' turning them into icons of self-expression. Before Venture, portrait photography was characterised by stiff, lifeless, posed imagery that was rejected by modern consumers. Having shaken-up the industry, Venture is now pioneering a new generation of portraiture and building its reputation on an inherent passion for photography. As a brand, Venture is committed to ongoing franchisee support and training, and market development through national communications activity, including advertising, website and PR, has resulted in increased brand awareness, with half of Venture's target audience aware of the brand.

Ian Webb has been a Venture studio owner for five months, during this time he has not only seen success from a financial perspective but has also felt the satisfaction of running a franchise business which truly can bring joy to people's lives.

'When I was researching UK franchise opportunities, I was keen to ensure that the business model was tried and tested, that there would be support available from head office during the early days, and that there was strong growth potential,' says Ian. 'Venture satisfies all of these criteria and many more. What I have found particularly refreshing is that the Venture brand represents a unique approach to business and clients, values and beliefs and this remains one of the key differentiators between Venture and its competitors.

'As a Studio owner, there is never a dull moment, whether it is planning for the future of the business, managing resources, meeting clients, organising events or simply making the sales, seeing a customer go away happy and truly excited about their finished product is an amazing feeling. Venture is an incredibly professional and well run franchise business and one that allows its owners to manage the destiny of their own business, while enjoying their work.'

You don't need to be a photographer to join the Venture franchise network, just have a business head on your shoulders and a desire to succeed. Purchasing a Venture franchise offers a rare opportunity to acquire a business that has a proven track record, extensive brand recognition and is the clear market leader in its sector. Indicative costs are as follows: initial franchise fee is £20,000; purchase of an existing studio from £50,000. The actual price of a business, or cost to open a new studio, will vary according to the location and the specifics.

We believe that we offer a unique opportunity combined with a high earning potential. Everyone at Venture truly believes in the business and what it stands for - premium quality products, unrivalled service levels and a creative passion that is second to none.

If you have drive, vision and a passion for creativity, why not become a part of Venture's successful franchise network of studios today?