Membership History

Joined 2020

Membership History

Joined 2020

Company Overview

We help Franchisors recruit head office staff with experience across key roles in Business Format Franchising. Founded by Simon Wise, former Deputy Director General of the bfa, we are proud to celebrate a career in ethical franchising spanning over 20 years and can offer unrivalled access to the Franchise talent pool.

Franchise Services

A dedicated staff recruitment business for the Franchise industry.

1.A unique blend of Franchise Know-How and Recruitment Excellence combines to provide, cost effective, staff solutions for key franchising roles within your Franchise business.

2.Finding candidates with experience in Franchising is time consuming and expensive if you rely on mainstream job boards. FranRec will connect you directly to the Franchise Talent pool.

3.Using our Franchise know-how, we pre-screen and asses each candidate against your key criteria and only introduce candidates that tick all the boxes.

4.FranRec operates a ‘fair fee’ policy with built in guarantees to safeguard your investment. Right People in the Right Seats at the Right Price.

5.We are proud members of the British Franchise Association and delighted to offer all bfa members a special discounted rate – based on the average hire that delivers a saving to bfa members of around £2,000 per hire!


Sue Moore

Director of Franchising-Anytime Fitness

    • I’ve worked with Simon many times over many years. I’ve used FranRec to recruit for key roles and Simon has always been able to translate the needs of the role and cultural fit helping me fill several positions. I’ve also trusted Simon to look for roles suited to my skills as a candidate. Great franchise industry knowledge and contacts, always willing to help, someone I trust in the industry.

Vikki Donnachie, Brand Leader Merry Maids

    • Simon supported me with securing my position with Service Master recently. I can honestly say that I found Simon really helpful and he has a real understanding of both his clients and candidates. I would highly recommend Simon to any potential candidates and companies looking for their next hire or their next role.

Sally Anne Butters· REVPr

PR specialist – Franchise, B2B and B2C. Helping brands connect with their audience.PR specialist

For our latest and most senior appointment to date at Rev PR, we wanted someone with both PR experience and some knowledge of the franchise industry. Lucy and I thought headhunting would be the right approach but we just didn’t have the time to dedicate to that ourselves. We’ve known Simon for a long time, meeting at bfa events over the years.
The process was simple – share our job spec and explain how keen we were to find the right personality to complement our team. Simon went away to do what he does best and within a few days he came back with an ideal candidate! He was able to deliver options to us in days that could have taken us months of advertising and diverted our focus from client delivery.
We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Simon and would certainly use his recruitment services again.

Michael Graham

Managing Director Chemex Internationa

The art of recruitment in the franchise industry is one that only a few truly understand. As a “village” its a fact that everyone knows who is moving often before they do! This is where Simon excels in confidence he can bring the right candidate to your door for the right price.

Global Franchisor…

“…I just wanted to say how fantastic it is you have created a dedicated recruitment business for the franchise industry. Throughout the growth of our Global Franchise business I consistently struggled to find good recruitment support that was specific to the franchise industry. It’s brilliant you’ve identified that problem and created a definitive solution for franchise businesses….”

Papa Johns Pizza;

“We recently appointed Simon at FranRec to undertake a search and selection project for a key member of our Franchise team. His industry knowledge and contacts together with his professional approach secured us an outstanding candidate for the role…”

John Preston UK Managing Director Mathnasium

I just wanted to thank Simon Wise for assisting in the recruitment of a Franchise Support Manager. The candidate he found us has been a fantastic hire, adding a lot of value to the team since joining, with more yet to come.

As Simon Wise will tell you – I have high standards and he knows that I won’t lower them, regardless of the recruitment environment. He’s just placed another person that will soon be joining #mathnasiumuk.

Despite my starting position of ‘Simon, they have to be amazing because I’ve got another recruiter already on the case and they are awesome too’.

He accepted and exceeded that challenge!

Graham Mylchreest VFP

The Franchise Guy | MD at Be Franchising | Helping businesses to grow by franchising | UK & International Consultant

November 13, 2018, Simon worked with Graham in the same group

I have had the pleasure of working closely with Simon in different roles over the last 20 years and have always been impressed with his knowledge, work rate and good humour. Simon demonstrated his sharp intellect and understanding of complex issues while we worked together as members of the board at the British Franchise Association. He went on to demonstrate his entrepreneurial flair by setting up and eventually selling a Driver Hire franchise, leaving to fill a gap in the franchise sector for a specialist franchise recruitment company. Simon’s expertise in franchising is unquestionable and his reputation is unblemished. Anyone looking for franchise specific candidates should call Simon for a professional solution. Graham Mylchreest MD – Be Franchising The Franchise Guy

Ian Parry

Managing Director Trulawn Ltd

September 2, 2019, Ian was a client of Simon’s

I found Simon to be extremely knowledgeable of the franchise market and was also encouraged by the fact that he has been a franchisee himself. I felt he really listened to the brief and understood the needs of Trulawn

Email: simon@franrec.co.uk
Tel: 07568 083 373
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