Paul seeks UK franchise partners

Paul seeks UK franchise partners

Paul UK is seeking like-minded franchise partners to roll out its premium brand nationally. The tried and tested operation, with a British Retail Consortium-accredited bakery production site, provides franchisees with a national supply chain, economies of scale and a flexible retail format.

The 38-strong French artisan bakery will offer partners a choice of three distinct store models. Café is approximately 1,500sqft, Express is 500 to 800sqft and Kiosk is 500sqft, for service stations and transport hubs, town and city centres, as well as suburban villages.

All partners will be fully supported throughout the entire set-up process, from training courses and help with recruitment, through to marketing and PR. Paul has been baking bread and pastries for 130 years in France, has traded in London for the last 20 years and Oxford for over six years.

Mark Hilton, CEO of Paul UK, said: “As we enter the franchise market, we will be looking for like-minded, experienced investors and operators who are just as passionate about baking and quality as we are.”

“While we continue to grow the brand in London, we have also identified numerous national opportunities outside of the capital, which will be enabled predominantly, although not exclusively, by working with franchise partners. We are currently determining priority cities, but if approached by the right investors outside of these areas, we are open to having dialogue with them.”