Why HSBC for Franchising?


In-depth sector knowledge

Our sector specialists understand the dynamics of UK franchising. Alongside our relationship directors, we work with franchisors, franchisees and industry professionals leveraging our experience and global network to help you achieve your goals.

Products & Solutions

Support for your ambitions

We provide a range of support, including access to finance, industry insights, and solutions to help clients transition to net zero. Our Franchise Directors are dedicated contacts for brands and work with franchisors to understand their strategy, operations model and client base.


The right connections

Working with industry organisations, we exchange knowledge, launch resources and speak at key events. We’re also proud sponsors of the British Franchise Association awards and the HSBC Elite Franchise TOP 100 UK Awards.

Gillian Morris

Gillian Morris

UK Head of Franchise

Leading the UK team, Gillian Morris has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry and was appointed UK Head of Franchise in January 2022. Gillian joined HSBC in 2017, as part of HSBC UK’s Corporate Banking and Agriculture team in Northern Ireland, which she led from January 2019.

Drawing on her parents’ experience of running their own businesses’, Gillian is passionate about supporting customers to enable growth but also the importance of having a critical friend during harder economic times. This focus on delivering for the customer has shaped Gillian’s career in roles in relationship banking, structured asset finance, project management as well as strategy development and business performance.

Franchise Insights

Guide – Growing your business through franchising

Our guide will help you decide whether franchising is right for your business – and take you through the steps you need to develop a successful franchise network.

Guide – Starting a franchise

As you consider your options and explore the opportunities and potential challenges of owning a franchise, read our guide to get all the information you need to make the right decision.

Have you ever considered franchising

HSBC UK’s Franchise Director, Bal Kaur, provides an overview of franchising models alongside advice and guidance to anyone seeking to begin their own franchise journey.

Franchise sector snippet

Find out more about the latest trends, developments and challenges impacting businesses in your sector from our team of specialists.

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