Franchise Brands

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 is focused on building market-leading businesses in selected customer segments using primarily a franchise model.

The Group currently has a combined network of over 450 franchisees across five franchise brands. Our focus is on established brands which can benefit from our shared support services, specialist sector expertise, management experience and group resources.

Franchise Brands’ portfolio of market-leading service businesses grew in 2019 with the acquisition of Willow Pumps. The addition of Willow Pumps, a direct labour organisation, represented an important step in expanding Metro Rod and Metro Plumb’s range of services to the commercial market.

The Group is organised into a B2B division comprised of Metro Rod, Metro Plumb and Willow Pumps, and a B2C division incorporates ChipsAway, Ovenclean and Barking Mad.

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.

Our strategy is focused on building market-leading businesses in selected customer segments, using primarily a franchised model.  Acquisitions are a central part of our growth strategy. We develop our businesses through our shared support services such as technology, marketing, franchise recruitment and finance. We also give our franchisees the support, specialist expertise and tools they need to grow their businesses. 

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
  • Presentations
  • Broker research

Press Interviews

 

AIM Securities in Issue

The number of shares in issue is 95,720,375 ordinary shares of 0.5 pence each (including shares held as treasury shares). No ordinary shares are held as treasury shares and therefore the total number of voting rights in the Company is 95,720,375.  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 (Non-Executive Director) 22,366,304 23.37%
Stephen Hemsley (Executive Chairman) 22,147,671 23.14%
Canaccord Genuity Group INC 6,728,524 7.03%
Gresham House Asset Management Limited 3,351,033 3.50%
David Poutney (Non-Executive Director) 3,644,845 3.81%
BGF Investment Management Limited 2,769,403 2.89%

This information was last updated on 25 June 2020.

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 03 June 2020