Adrian Knight

About Adrian

I have spent my entire career helping people from across all industries and geographies, successfully transition in to new and rewarding careers.

Not long ago, I discovered that my true passion lays within Franchising, one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Since then, I have been on a mission to use franchising as a vehicle to change lives.

If you are looking for a career change and are interested in what franchising could potentially do for you and your family, I'd love to hear from you!

Adrian Knight
London
Some reasons to work together
01.Franchise Expertise

I have operated extensively across the UK and US franchise markets and have a deep understanding of all things franchising!

02.Real World Case-Studies

I have helped a number of people from a variety of backgrounds make a successful career change into franchising.

03.Honest And Upfront

If I don't think franchising is right for you, or if the timing, your personal circumstances or financial aspect isn't quite right, I'll be the first to say so!

04.Transferable Skills

I'll help you identify the brands and franchise models that are best aligned with your background and financial/lifestyle aspirations.

Let's Connect
Visit Our Office

1210 Park View
Arlington Business Park
Theale
Reading
RG7 4TY

Let's Talk

0118 466 0845

E-mail

adrian@knightfranchises.com

What people say

Recommendations

Adrian first introduced me and helped me understand the 'world of franchising'. He provided an insight into the UK sector and gave an overview ..... and after several in-depth conversations he recommended two or three very professional organisations which matched my skills and experience. If you need advise on a career transition with a view to franchising to continue your career aspirations ..... give him a call, he will give you first class professional advice and direction.

John Kennedy Former Operations Director,
Wold

Adrian first approached me while I was transitioning from Commercial Director and still contemplating my next career step. His style of consultation was easy going and conversational and he demonstrated a clear understanding of the requirements across a number of industries as we discussed my individual aspirations and values. Although Adrian is clearly a well schooled corporate professional I never felt that I was a just another client being processed and he had the rare ability of communicating just enough to follow up on conversations and agreeing next steps but not overdoing it. I am very glad we are LinkedIn as I can envision using his services for some time to come.

David O' Connor Former Commercial Director,
Harveys Furnishing

Adrian contacted me when I was exploring the possibility of a career transition from the Corporate world to Franchising. I found him to be a highly focused and motivated corporate professional, who understands the sector in great detail. He quickly grasped my aspirations and values, took time to educate and guide me through the myriad of opportunities that are available, with great passion and an eye to detail. It was a pleasure working with him and I highly recommend Adrian to anybody considering a change in career direction.

David Hartland Former Director And General Manager, Vacuum Furnace Engineering

Adrian contacted me with a view to exploring franchising opportunities during my career transition out of the Armed Forces. I have found him to be utterly professional: a man who leaves no stone unturned and shows great passion for his work, but has a strong sense of values geared to the needs and aspirations of those corporate professionals with whom he interacts. His consultative approach put me at my ease and I soon grew to trust him completely. I have found the whole process a hugely useful education and would not hesitate to get in touch with him for advice in the future.

Martin Smith CB MBE Former Commandant General, Royal Marines

Adrian gave me the inside track on franchising in the UK and over the course of several in-depth conversations he recommended two or three very professional organisations which matched my skills and experience and most importantly, my aspirations. He convinced me that becoming a franchise partner can be a worthwhile, fulfilling and rewarding career choice and I look forward to proving him right.

Andrew Norris Former Transition Programme Manager, Telefonica

Adrian supported me during my career transition from corporate into selecting the franchise that was right for me. Adrian took the time to get to know me as a person, my experience, values, passions and aspirations. I have no hesitation in recommending Adrian. Even now 3 months after purchasing my franchise, we are still in communication, demonstrating Adrian's focus on building a relationship with his clients.

Phil Budd Former UK Sales Director, Paragon Customer Communications

I was at the start of my journey into the world of franchising after many years in corporate roles. Adrian simplified this for me, helping me to make sense of the vast array of options in front of me. He refined my search into types of roles and industries that would suit both my skill set and my aspirations. He then gave me support in choosing which specific companies to progress with further, depending on his knowledge of how they operate. I ended up with a great franchise in a growing industry thanks to Adrian. He is a pleasure to work with, and talks a lot of sense, and I can truly say I wouldn't be where I am now without his help.

Chris Ford Former Director, BHS

Its been an absolute pleasure working with Adrian. He displays all the values I admire in great leaders and good people. He is proactive, engaging, a great listener, commercial, honest and determined. Anyone thinking about a franchise should speak to Adrian. He will give you an honest appraisal and support you all of the way. Many thanks for all your help Adrian, looking forward to a small celebration.

Fergus Crockett Former Managing Director Sales, Santander

Adrian is a real specialist in the franchise sector, he understands the sector in absolute detail and is careful to match individuals against the best potential franchises to meet their skills and aspirations. He presents a short-list of the best opportunities and is quickly able to articulate their relative strengths. 
Once I had decided on the appropriate opportunity, he remained committed and provided regular support throughout the two way selection process, always offering advice and encouragement. He is still in regular contact now that I have made the investment and completed the training process. He genuinely cares about the individuals he works with. I recommend him without hesitation to anyone looking at a franchise as the next step in their career!

Bill Squires Former Chief Executive, Thermotech

Adrian did an excellent job in developing my interest in becoming a franchise partner. He has real in-depth knowledge of the franchising market in the UK and is always genuine and professional. He used this to guide me through the market so that I could quickly focus in on a short list of relevant opportunities.
His approach is very much based on sharing information to allow a prospect/ candidate to develop his/ her thinking and making a decision in his/ her own time. Throughout my evaluation and decision-making process, he was always very willing to help address any questions I had and continues to show real interest in my business now.

Neil Barbour Former Head Of Business Development, Misys

Adrian tracked me down using his own initiative and research to introduce me to the world of franchising - a previously unconsidered career move. He found a shortlist of likely "matches" which made the process very easy for me. Throughout the process he has been proactive, professional and has acted with the utmost integrity.

Jonathan Manley Former IT Director, Harrods

I connected with Adrian when researching potential business opportunities after leaving my previous corporate role. He was extremely professional in his approach and provided constructive and insightful guidance. Adrian proved to be consistent and reliable during the course of my decision-making process and it was a great pleasure to work with him.

David Jeans Former SVP, Merck Group

Adrian is extremely knowledgeable and customer focused. His drive to build excellent relationships with his clients is based on providing the right advice and guidance to help them achieve life changing decisions. I have dealt with Adrian on many occasions and highly recommend him to anybody considering a change of career direction.

Tina Flower Platinum Property Partners

We set the bar extremely high, but Adrian is skilful enough to find the right people. He's a great listener and he's able to communicate the important facts clearly and concisely. I'm lucky to work with Adrian and if I could find a way to make that full-time, then I would, that's how good an operator Adrian is.

Ian Christelow ActionCOACH UK Co-founder