Franchising expertise

Develop your business franchise

Give your franchise business a firm foundation

Franchising your business is when you, as the business owner (the franchisor), grant permission to an idividual or group (the franchisee) to operate a branch of your business. At NatWest, we understand the unique challenges and opportunities that come with running a franchise. That's why we've tailored our services to provide comprehensive support to franchisees at every stage of their journey. Read on to find out about the expert franchise development services we offer. Whether you're just starting a franchise or looking to expand your portfolio, learn how we can help boost your business.

What we offer

Our team of franchise specialists offer a range of services and support to help your company succeed. We’re passionate about helping you meet your goals. Here’s what we can offer your franchise business:

An experienced local service

  • An experienced local service. We have franchise experts stationed across the UK
  • Support 24/7. From day-to-day banking to financial planning for the future
  • A network of franchise specialists. Access a dedicated team of solicitors and accountants with expert franchising experience
  • Online learning. We offer a range of online tools and free seminars to help facilitate franchise growth
  • Simplified banking. We make banking easy so you can get on with what’s important.

How can our specialist expertise grow your franchise?

Our Franchise Business Development Managers will provide you with tailored support and help you identify franchise opportunities to grow your business.

Our team follows economic trends to ensure that your company can take advantage of the market. Plus, all our franchise specialists have an in-depth understanding of your local trading environment.

We aim to build long-term relationships that make a real difference. That’s why your dedicated Franchise Development Manager will be local to you and can meet you at your home, local branch or business centre – wherever works best for you. With all your calls and emails directed straight to them, you can rest assured that your business is in the hands of someone who understands your specific business needs.

In addition to your personal franchise manager, you'll benefit from the unwavering support of our business support team, available 24/7. This dedicated group is always on hand to assist you, ensuring that expert help is just a call or an email away, any time of the day or night.

Why choose NatWest for your franchising needs?

At NatWest, we offer expert franchise growth solutions to help companies excel in all areas, regardless of the industry or sector.

When it comes to our franchise development services, the stats speak for themselves:


People employed (2018) in franchising up 14% since 2015


Franchised units in the UK (2018) up 10% since 2015


Annual turnover (2018) by 6 in 10 franchised units


Turnover generated annually (2018) by the franchise sector

Meet our dedicated Franchise Development Team

Meet our expert franchise development team. They are here to support you throughout your business franchising journey. Contact them directly for personalised support or email the franchise team.  

Kate Pullen

Director for Franchise

Tel: 07917 837698

Peter Howe

Franchise Development Manager

Tel: 07717 348554

Tom Barnes

Franchise Development Manager

Tel: 07766 102317

Aaron Britton

Franchise Development Manager

Tel: 07785 636329 

Get in touch

If you’re ready to launch your business development franchise, contact us today. Start your franchising journey with the experts at NatWest. You can email the franchise team or give us a call on 07917 837698.            


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