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The UK Franchise Directory, which provides a complete guide to franchising in the UK, was launched at the British and International Franchise Exhibition. The UK Franchise Directory is aimed at prospective franchise owners and provides a listing of franchises available in the UK, as well as advisory features from industry professionals and a franchise buyer's checklist. It can be purchased at a range of outlets including news agents and bookshops.

Roy Seaman, Publisher of The UK Franchise Directory, says: 'Data collected by the British Franchise Association found that nine out of 10 franchise owners operate a profitable business and 25 per cent of those turnover £500,000 or more. These high success rates coupled with the growing number of people being made redundant nationwide has had a positive effect on the franchise industry with more people taking the plunge and becoming their own boss.

'Franchising encompasses a broad range of industries and business types and with so much choice and information available it can be quite daunting to know where to start. The UK Franchise Directory 22nd edition provides information on 159 food and beverage franchises, 159 retail franchises and 1,073 service franchises. It's a franchise information goldmine and is packed with expert advice and guidance to help prospective franchise owners begin an exciting journey into the world of franchising.'

Lloyd Evans, Chief Executive of franchise ChipsAway International, adds: 'The UK Franchise Directory provides clear, concise information for potential franchise owners in an easily accessible format. We have advertised in the directory for a number of years and have found it to be a consistently high performing recruitment vehicle for us. It has generated high quality enquiries for ChipsAway year after year and, without doubt, The UK Franchise Directory has been one of the top performers for us.'


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