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The UK’s leading Photography Franchise

With little, or no experience of photography, our dedicated franchise support team can help you achieve your dream of opening your own successful full-time photography business.

Why You Should Choose a Barrett & Coe Franchise?

Low Start-up Cost

One of the UK’s most exciting and affordable franchises


Knowledge and Experience

Barrett & Coe have trained more people (with no experience) to become professional photographers over the last 20 years

Strength and Reputation

We are the leading group of portrait studios in the UK, also working with over 100 independent photography studios, giving national coverage for companies wishing to run nationwide promotions.

40+ years in the Photography Industry

Benefit from our experience, so you avoid the pitfalls of starting a new business

Comprehensive Training

Our photographic training is designed to take you from beginner to professional in just 3-4 months

Marketing Support

Gain access to proven local and national marketing campaigns

Guaranteed appointments from National Partners

Client bookings in your diary from day one

Telemarketing Support

High average order value appointments booked by our experienced team

Pro-Lab Support

Cutting-edge products and processes to present your images to clients

Franchise Support

Franchise Support Programme

We provide comprehensive support which helps start your own business, through to becoming a professional photographer

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Run Your Own Studio


Operate your own professional studio within three to four months without any prior photography experience

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Barrett & Coe Franchise Benefits

Looking for a better work/life balance?

We’ve trained people from all walks of life to become professional photographers

Past career: Banking

“I’m in control of my own destiny, with support from Barrett & Coe and other franchisees”

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Past career: Logistics

“I’m doing something I really enjoy. It genuinely doesn’t feel like work!”

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Past career: Police force

“Every day is different, and I love capturing the expressions of my clients”

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Past career: Finance

“It’s the best job in the world when clients love your work and buy it!”

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Latest Videos

In this video photographer Stuart Gennery discusses the three most important benefits he receives by being part of the Barrett & Coe Franchise.

National Partners

Interested in starting your own business?

Call 01603 629739 for an initial discussion about our franchise opportunity or email

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