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Order from our At Home range for essentials such as bread, flour, yeast, vegetables and of course our pastries and delicious sweet treats to specific postcodes only; or order your special PAUL cakes online for Click & Collect and pick up from your nearest re-opened PAUL shop.

Franchising at PAUL UK

 

You do not need to have the technical knowledge to make bread, but you must have natural leadership skills and the ability to roll up your sleeves and get involved.

We are looking for partners, who are both entrepreneurs and investors with a track record of success as well as an excellent network of relationships in their local markets.

Becoming a PAUL franchise partner involves a lot of commitment and hard work. It is however, a fantastic opportunity to partner with a global family company, built upon a foundation of time-honoured production methods passed down for five generations and now operating in over 45 countries.

If you would like to join the PAUL family to share the love of work well done and the joy of offering our customers the very best quality products in a unique setting every day, please take a look at our criteria below and see if you have the qualities we are looking for. 

  • Are highly passionate about the PAUL brand and our products
  • Have solid experience in the food and beverage industry, preferably in food franchising with multi-site management
  • Have liquid assets of at least £500,000 to £1,000,000 and can secure your own financing
  • Have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Are a highly motivated, hands-on leader, with experience building and managing successful teams
  • Have the capacity, backing and appetite to open at least 20 stores in your local market

A PAUL Franchised Store in your Business

Are you interested in having a PAUL franchised store in your business? Whatever your business or location, whether it be a hotel, leisure destination, university/college campus, transport site, retail space or hospital, PAUL can enhance your customer offer by offering high quality products and a bakery brand sought after by your customers. 

If you are interested in franchising with PAUL, please enquire at franchise@paul-uk.com and a member of our team will respond to you shortly.

Frequently Asked Questions 

1) What does the PAUL franchise programme include?

The PAUL franchise programme includes the use of the PAUL brand name, as well as our business model, raw materials specifications, products, production methods, recipes, operational standards and procedures, sales methods and store design.

 

2) What support is provided?

We have had a great deal of experience in building the PAUL franchise programme and we want to ensure that we support you effectively to develop and operate your stores.

We provide:

  • Site selection support
  • Store layout and design support
  • Production methods and recipes
  • Presentation techniques, customer service support and sales methods
  • Training programmes
  • New store opening support
  • Operations manuals, including standards, policies and procedures
  • Ongoing operational and business support
  • Marketing campaigns, promotions and local store marketing support
  • CSR campaigns

3) What training is provided?

All franchise partners participate in our comprehensive training programme, which will have you fully prepared to open and operate one or more successful PAUL stores.

4) Can I just open one store in a territory?

 For geographic territories, we are actively looking for franchise partners, who are willing to open at least 20 stores over the upcoming years and have the infrastructure, capacity and motivation to do so.  Should you have a specific business location in mind, then we can explore various options that may work for your business. 

5) What will be the total cost of my investment?

The total cost of your investment can vary considerably, dependent upon the set-up costs of each store. Once we have reviewed your enquiry, we can discuss these costs further.

6) What are the fees?

PAUL UK charges an upfront fee per store, as well as ongoing fees in consideration of the support you receive as a franchisee. The initial and ongoing fees helps us to support you as you set up each store and operate it to PAUL’s exacting standards. We can discuss the fees further as soon as we have reviewed your enquiry.

 

If franchising with PAUL is of interest please email us directly at franchise@paul-uk.com and we will be in touch with you shortly.

 

  • Q: What does the PAUL franchise programme include?

    A: The PAUL franchise programme includes the use of the PAUL brand name, as well as our business model, raw materials specifications, products, production methods, recipes, operational standards and procedures, sales methods and store design.

  • Q:  What support is provided?

    A: We have had a great deal of experience in building the PAUL franchise programme and we want to ensure that we support you effectively to develop and operate your stores.

    We provide:

    • Site selection support
    • Store layout and design support
    • Production methods and recipes
    • Presentation techniques, customer service support and sales methods
    • Training programmes
    • New store opening support
    • Operations manuals, including standards, policies and procedures
    • Ongoing operational and business support
    • Marketing campaigns, promotions and local store marketing support
    • CSR campaigns
  • Q: What training is provided?

    A: All franchise partners participate in our comprehensive training programme, which will have you fully prepared to open and operate one or more successful PAUL stores.

  • Q: Can I just open one store in a territory?

    A: For geographic territories, we are actively looking for franchise partners, who are willing to open at least 20 stores over the upcoming years and have the infrastructure, capacity and motivation to do so.  Should you have a specific business location in mind, then we can explore various options that may work for your business. 

  • Q: What will be the total cost of my investment?

    A: The total cost of your investment can vary considerably, dependent upon the set-up costs of each store. Once we have reviewed your enquiry, we can discuss these costs further.

  • Q: What are the fees?

    A: PAUL UK charges an upfront fee per store, as well as ongoing fees in consideration of the support you receive as a franchisee. The initial and ongoing fees helps us to support you as you set up each store and operate it to PAUL’s exacting standards. We can discuss the fees further as soon as we have reviewed your enquiry.