Investor Relations

Welcome to the investor relations section of the Franchise Brands plc website.

This investor relations section aims to deliver information relevant to existing and potential investors and sets out the information required pursuant to AIM Rule 26.

Franchise Brands plc is a group of international multi-brand franchisors with a combined network of over 450 franchisees in 12 countries, but predominantly in the UK. The Group’s current principal brands are ChipsAway, Ovenclean, Barking Mad and Metro Rod, all of which deliver services through the Group’s franchisees.

Franchise Brands plc was founded in 2008 by Stephen Hemsley (Executive Chairman) and Nigel Wray (Non-Executive Director), the principal shareholders, who have substantial experience in franchising.

Their vision for the Group was to create a group of complementary franchise businesses that could benefit from sharing the same professionally-executed central services, thus allowing the management of these businesses to focus on expanding their networks and supporting their franchisees to grow their businesses.

The Group’s strategy is to focus on the development of franchise businesses that provide services to individuals and SMEs. The Group intends to increase its portfolio of franchise brands through acquisitions. 

The Company’s shares are traded on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM”) of the London Stock Exchange (FRAN.L). The Company’s share price can be viewed .

The Board Please click here to view details of our Board of Directors
Regulatory Announcements Please click here to view regulatory announcements made by the Company
Key Documents

Please click here to view:

  • Admission Document
  • Articles of Association
  • Annual Reports and Accounts
  • Notices of AGM, GM, circulars and proxy forms sent to shareholders
  • Half-year Reports
  • Broker research

AIM Securities in Issue

The number of shares in issue is 77,732,033 ordinary shares of 0.5 pence each. The percentage of shares not in public hands is 65.05%. There are not any shares held in treasury and there are no restrictions on the transfer of securities in the Company. The Company’s securities have not been admitted to trading on any other exchanges.

In so far as the Company is aware, the Company’s significant (3% or larger) shareholders are as follows:

Shareholder Shares Percentage
Nigel Wray (Director) * 21,628,120 27.82%
Stephen Hemsley (Director) ** 20,548,117 26.43%
NetCap Limited  3,373,134 4.34%
Hargreave Hale Limited*** 3,351,033 4.311%
David Poutney (Non-Executive Director) 2,750,791 3.54%

* Included in the holding of Nigel Wray are 21,489,066 Ordinary Shares held by Damor Investments Limited acting as nominee for RBC Trustees (CI) Ltd as trustee of Mr Wray’s family trust and 85,000 Ordinary Shares held by Glengrace Limited, a company which is owned by Nigel Wray
** Included in the holding of Stephen Hemsley are 1,570,431 Ordinary Shares held by his wife, Sharon Hemsley, and 3,000,000 Ordinary Shares held by CTG Investment Limited, a company owned by a discretionary trust of which Stephen and his family are potential beneficiaries.
*** Hargreave Hale Limited has been acquired by Canaccord Genuity Group Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiary Canaccord Genuity Wealth Group Holdings (Jersey) Limited.

This information was last updated on 19 January 2018.

Franchise Brands plc (Company no: 10281033) is incorporated in England and Wales and its main country of operation is the United Kingdom.

The Company is subject to the UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.

Please click here to view details of:

  • the corporate governance arrangements adopted by the Board;
  • the responsibilities of the Board; and
  • the committees of the Board of Directors.

Advisers – please click here to view details of our advisers

The investor relations section of the website was last updated on 19 January 2018