Venture Studios - Photography Franchise

The UK’s leading portrait photographers who offer a proven franchise model for driven individuals.

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    Total Investment: £70,000
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    Opportunities available throughout the UK



Do you want to join an exciting creative business, offering consumers a personal and bespoke experience, resulting in happy customers and generating excellent earning potential?

Venture Studios is the UK’s leading portrait photographers and offers a proven franchise model for driven individuals with a desire to run their own business, regardless of their background.


As a Venture Studios franchisee, you will have the opportunity to make an average annual turnover of £440,000.

The Venture model is designed to generate earnings for our franchisees of 10 -15% of turnover, in addition to a salary of approximately £25,000. In fact, our top performing studios generate sales over £650,000, with over 40% turning over more than £500,000 in 2017.

This positions Venture in the top 35% of franchised systems (based on turnover) according to the most recent BFA survey.

Consequently, the earning potential of a Venture Studio is comparable with many much larger franchises on the market, However, with start-up costs starting at just £70,000, (compared to three times this number for other franchise opportunities) the potential return on investment with Venture studios is exceptional. And you would only need 50% of this figure as liquid cash.


According to the BFA 2015 survey, the average turnover of franchises providing personal services was £220,000. But with the average Venture studio turning over £440,000, this puts the company in the top third of its sector.

Your earning potential is supported by our cost-effective franchise fee. The average fee charged by franchisors in the UK is 11.7% but we set ours at 7.5% so our franchisees can earn more, reaping the benefits of their hard work.

How many other companies charge a fee which is approximately 4% lower than the national average?


Venture has operated its franchise model for the last 17 years, and in this time has established itself as the premium market leader in the photography market. It is the only nationally recognised brand in its sector, making it truly distinct as a franchise concept.

And with our exceptional training programme, we have taken a non-photographer to a franchise turnover of £500,000 within their first year of trading.

Venture now operates its franchise model across three continents, with 16 studios in the UK, as well as studios in Asia and the USA. And at the heart of the business is photography innovation and customer expe­rience. We are constantly pushing the bounda­ries of style, presentation and client value.

This focus creates both an experience and a product which is full of emotional value for the client, which in turn leads to an average spend per customer which is unrivalled in other photography franchises and the portrait market generally.


Venture is currently recruiting for new franchisees across the country, with the key target areas listed below. There are also resale opportunities in Glasgow and Leeds.

  • Belfast
  • Aberdeen
  • Newcastle
  • Watford
  • Cambridge
  • Oxford
  • Nottingham
  • Sheffield
  • Maidstone
  • York
  • Colchester/Ipswich
  • Brighton
  • Plymouth
  • London – within the M25


Glasgow – resale opportunity


Venture Studios "The Experience"
Venture Studios "The Experience"
The Venture Studios journey from start to finish, follow the video to gain inspiration for your own bespoke Venture Studios Experience.
Case Studies
Venture’s Eton studio was bought by Jonny Foster in 2012 from the existing franchisee. Prior to purchasing the studio Jonny had worked in Venture as a photographer, but he had always wanted to own and run his own studio. “I’ve built Venture Eton up since I purchased the business, the studio team hav...
Martin and Michelle Hillman joined the Venture brand in 2011, opening their studio on London Road, Southampton in January 2012.“We had looked at several franchise opportunities in the market, as had considered working for ourselves for some time, we were open minded about what type of business we wa...

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