Sandler named in the UK’s top 15 franchises

A new list of the country’s top 100 franchises has ranked Sandler at No13 – and by some distance the highest-placed business growth consultancy franchise.

Franchise Direct, one of the longest established and largest directories of franchise opportunities, assessed hundreds of franchisors on factors including growth, franchisee support, financial stability and market penetration.

Sandler was ranked 26 places ahead of the next highest business coaching franchise, reflecting its stature not only in the UK but globally. The Top 10 was dominated by international fast food brands including McDonald’s, Dominos and Subway.

Established in the UK in 2003, Sandler franchisees enjoy strong brand recognition and proven results for their clients. They use the Sandler System for their own business as well as for the sales and business leaders they support, with the ability to work with local, national and international clients thanks to the incredibly close-knit and collaborative nature of the global franchise network.

UK CEO Shaun Thomson said: “We’re naturally very pleased to rank so highly – and it’s fully justified. Our franchisees are exceptional, delivering outstanding results for their clients time after time. We have a superb network in the UK, backed by the power and systems of an international brand.

“That kind of global reach with a local touch makes all the difference. Sandler has always recognised the power of working together. With such a diverse range of business backgrounds in the network, there’s an unparalleled level of expertise for franchisees to tap into.

“Combined with the resources, systems and support we provide from head office, the results speak for themselves. To be ranked so far ahead of any other growth consultancy is testament to the power of the Sandler franchise model.”

Franchise Direct stated of its Top 100: “Each of these brands demonstrate that the key to business success lies in factors such as a well-defined business identity, a clear business plan, sensitivity to environmental concerns and an awareness of ever-changing social and economic conditions.”

Only four other business coaching franchises made the Top 100 list, with Sandler one of only two placed inside the top 70.