Suit the City - Consultant Tailor Franchise

Become your clients’ trusted advisor as a Consultant Tailor with Suit the City.

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no sewing

The franchise made-to-measure for you

NO SEWING, EVER . . . this is an opportunity for an AMBITIOUS BUSINESS DEVELOPER

As a franchisee with Suit the City you will be leading a team of Consultant Tailors who will work with you to grow your business. Your team will become trusted advisors, helping your clients to look their best at all times.

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Are you an ambitious and positive business developer with exemplary people management skills and a love of fashion and style?

  • Are you looking for a new challenge that offers outstanding potential, with success based on
    your business development and leadership skills?
  • Do you enjoy networking and meeting people?
  • Can you grow a high performing team who can relax and relate to each of your clients to build lasting relationships?
  • Do you want excellent earnings and are prepared to work hard and show commitment?
  • Have you always dreamed of running your own business but still want the thrill of developing a high performing team?
  • If so then joining Suit the City as a franchisee is the business for you.

Grow your business in a high growth market

Consumers are becoming more exacting. They want more for their money, they want to be better presented, they want to feel unique. They appreciate efficiency, but also want the personal touch in this world of systemisation. Suit the City offer bespoke, premium products while ensuring clients receive value for money and an experience that's exclusive to them.

As a franchisee you and your team will focus will on offering exceptional service, taking the time to understand each client individually and help them dress to impress.

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With strong margins and the opportunity to exploit a growing market, this is far more than just a lifestyle business: you can generate healthy profits while building a saleable, scalable asset.

Reap the rewards of investing in a Suit the City franchise:

Enjoy empowering your clients

Capitalise on a vast market with increasing demand

Grow an asset to sell in the future

Develop long-term relationships through exceptional service

Build a regular income with referrals and returning clients

Work from a small studio with low rent and no stock

There is genuine potential for multiple revenue streams from the start. We have developed comprehensive options for men's and women's city, leisure and country wear.

Tony Carr "I am very much a trusted advisor for my clients. They love our consultative approach, the bespoke fit of the garments and Savile Row fabrics. The relationships we forge result in a long-term income stream through referrals and recommendations. It's a rewarding business from so many perspectives..."

Tony Carr, Franchisee, Guildford

bfaOur business model is accredited by the British Franchise Association

Accredited as operating to the highest ethical standards by the bfa, Suit the City is recognised as a proven business model – on which basis the major high street banks are willing to lend up to 70% of your initial investment, subject to status.

Total Investment


Franchise Fee
from £19,950

(+ VAT, reclaimable)


Start-up Costs
(whilst establishing your business)

Presenting Savile Row quality with a personal touch, our Focus 5 consultative system covers five key areas to ensure clients receive the highest level of service.

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With franchisees operating in several parts of the country, the network is still young – offering the opportunity to secure prime city locations and enjoy the rise of the brand and value of your business.

"I spoke to Suit the City two years before I was ready to make the leap into franchising. I have always loved bespoke suits and am really enjoying the social aspects of running my business. I am free to work in the studio in Bath, but also to meet old contacts in London. I am loving my new-found freedom and the potential is huge".

Mike Lane, Bath franchisee

"The Directors are totally committed to Suit the City; they have really helped and supported me. With excellent training, combined with my passion for networking, it doesn't feel like work at all! My business has grown year on year and many clients are returning on a regular basis, making it easy to grow my business".

Tony Carr, Guildford franchisee

Our proven systems mean that...
...NO industry skills are required

Suit the City's directors:


Sallie Belton


Carol Rawson

Could you be a successful franchisee?

Are you...

  • A strong business developer
  • A great networker
  • An inspirational leader
  • Willing to learn
  • Well connected

...if yes, then get in touch today


A week in the (early) life of a Suit the City franchisee
A week in the (early) life of a Suit the City franchisee
30 October 2017
It’s been a whirlwind start to my new business. After the excellent training to get me ready to launch, it’s been all about getting in front of as many people as possible… and there are certainly plenty of ways I’ve been doing that, as you’ll read! This dip into a week in my world shows me that my...
Suit the City welcomes two new franchisees
Suit the City welcomes two new franchisees
05 October 2017
Suit the City has added to its recent impressive sales growth with two new business owners joining the consultant tailoring network – one of which has opened the brand’s first-ever city centre studio. Mike Lane, an experienced entrepreneur who recently sold his previous business, has launched his ...
Suit the City director attains highest franchising qualification
Suit the City director attains highest franchising qualification
27 September 2017
Sallie Belton, director of bespoke tailoring franchise Suit the City, has been awarded Qualified Franchise Professional (QFP) status from the British Franchise Association in recognition of her commitment to franchisee support and expertise in growing an ethical franchise business. As the highest ...
Sizzling summer for Suit the City
Sizzling summer for Suit the City
05 September 2017
Bespoke tailoring consultancy, Suit the City, has enjoyed a spectacular season: its longest-serving franchisee reported a record month in July, with the head office operation seeing similarly strong summer demand as well as two new franchisees joining the network. Tony Carr, who owns the Suit the ...
Suit the City launch new studio in Bath City Centre
Suit the City launch new studio in Bath City Centre
02 June 2017
Suit the City are delighted to announce the launch of their Bath Studio, situated just around the corner from Queens Square at 29 Monmouth Street, the studio is ideally located for business people in and around the vicinity. The studio is being operated by Bath Franchisee, Mike Lane who lives and ...
The Fashion Revolution
The Fashion Revolution
22 March 2017
There is a revolution going on in the fashion industry, finally after many years of fast (throwaway) fashion, consumers are catching on to the notion that this is not only wasteful of their money, but their shopping habit is exploiting cheap labour, whilst cheap man-made oil-based fabrics are litera...
16 March 2017
Menswear is a booming business in the UK with growth in 2015 up 4.1% in just one year. Since 2010 the market has grown from £11.4 billion to £14.1 billion in 2015. Mintel is predicting further growth of 22.5% between now and 2020. Made-to-measure sales are up 22% year on year and are set to rise f...
Returning customers are the key to success
Returning customers are the key to success
16 March 2017
As Suit the City enters its tenth year, Franchisee Tony Carr has reported average spend by clients is up 15% year-on-year. With 40% of his business from his regulars, Tony has time to go out to find new clients to grow his business as it enters its third year of trading. Tony is clear that returni...
Knowledge is power
Knowledge is power
09 March 2017
As Suit the City enter their tenth year they are proud that their pre-occupation with attention to detail is paying off. “I realise that we are a bit obsessive when it comes to preparing our franchisees to meet their clients, but we have spent ten years building a strong reputation and we know tha...
Case Studies
Mike Lane
Mike Lane
25 August 2017
Sartorial Elegance Packaged Up Mike Lane Suit the City Bath  I was the managing director of a multimillion pound packaging business for 8 years which was profitable but mostly routine. When we sold our business, I wanted to start a business that played to my individual strengths and my love of sar...
Tony Carr
Tony Carr
Networking skills make it ‘seam’ easy for consultant tailor Tony Carr For Tony Carr, there are times when his business feels far from hard work - he's used his love of making new contacts to great effect and says those people skills are the most important fit for Suit the City franchisees. He sa...

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