The Blueprint franchise pub concept provides a platform for you to run your own business. The pub sector is highly competitive - with the winners being those businesses that stand out from the crowd, providing excellent service within a great environment.
Blueprint gives you this by ensuring that you launch with exactly the right solution for your area and an established way of working that we have proven through our own-brand managed pubs and restaurants throughout the UK.
Blueprint is a business format franchise. In return for your investment, you get a 'pub on a plate' ready to trade right away.
A franchise is designed to make it EASY FOR YOU to start and run your own business. It enables you to use the expertise, reputation, knowledge support and management information of a tried and tested business model so that you can establish your business quickly and not have to spend time and effort developing systems that work.
In return for this competitive advantage you pay a fee or fees to the franchise brand owner.
The UK franchise industry is worth more than £11.8 billion with over 465,000 people working in franchised businesses. There are many companies that offer franchise opportunities - from specialist retailers (eg: Specsavers), through to childcare (eg: Tumbletots) and restaurants (eg:McDonalds) and even train companies (Virgin Trains). One in every five people who operate a franchise go on to open another unit - the formula approach to running a franchise is ideal for doing this as management information and operating procedures make it easy to keep control.
Banks and other lenders look on franchises favourably as the business is designed around a tried and tested formula so the risk is reduced. Some banks even have specialist franchise lending teams.
SOURCE NatWest Franchise Survey 2010