Franchise Brands

Franchise Brands plc

Franchise Brands is focused on building market-leading businesses primarily via a franchise model.

The Group currently has a combined network of over 425 franchisees across five principal franchise brands in the UK. Our focus is on established brands which can benefit from our shared support services, specialist sector expertise, management experience and group resources.

The Group is organised into a B2B division comprised of Metro Rod, Metro Plumb and Willow Pumps, and a B2C division that incorporates ChipsAway, Ovenclean and Barking Mad. This divisional organisation of our brands is designed to provide a greater focus and structure to support the strategic development of our B2B and B2C brands.

In November 2021, we acquired Azura Group, a leading franchise management software system developer which represents an important step in the Group’s digital journey.

Each of our brands are leaders in their respective markets and each brand has a long trading history. The combined trading history of all the Group’s brands is over 165 years.

Franchise Brands plc is quoted on the Alternative Investment Market (“AIM”) of the London Stock Exchange. The Company’s shares trade under the ticker code FRAN.L. For further information please click here. 

If you are interested in becoming a franchisee, we have a range of opportunities that suit every level of ambition and budget. Please email us on

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