Franchising Statistics

The UK Franchise Market
Industry Annual Turnover: £13.4 Billion
Number of Franchisors: 929
Number of Franchise outlets: 40,100
Number of people employed: 594,000
% of units that are profitable: 91%
Typical cost of a Franchise Fee: £10,000 - £22,000
Average age of franchise owners: 49 years

(NatWest bfa Franchise Survey 2012)

The Irish Franchise Market

Industry Annual Turnover: 2.419 Billion
Number of Franchisors: 300+
Number of Franchise outlets: 4,086
Number of people employed: 42,927

(Assessment of the Irish Franchise Market in 2010, prepared for the Irish Franchise Association by UCD Marketing Development Programme)