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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.

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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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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

Client Testimonials

"Superb experience. We felt very comfortable, and the staff listened to what we wanted to achieve and suggested ideas to fulfill our vision. Thank you!"

Client Name: Megi
Studio: Barrett & Coe Essex

"It was a great experience."

Client Name: Megi
Studio: Barrett & Coe Sidcup

"The photographer that welcomed us was friendly, nice, and accommodating. We enjoyed the session and I loved all the pictures taken"

Client Name: Dorcas
Studio: Barrett & Coe Leighton Buzzard

"Very friendly photographer, nice comfortable environment, no pressure to buy."

Client Name: Karen
Studio: Barrett & Coe Sidcup

"Very friendly, enjoyable photography experience. We were made to feel at ease, Thank you!"

Client Name: Angela
Studio: Barrett & Coe Lichfield

"Great experience, Steve was very patient."

Client Name: Chinyere
Studio: Barrett & Coe Sidcup

"Great experience, Steve was very patient."

Client Name: Colleen
Studio: Barrett & Coe Romford

"A very enjoyable experience!"

Client Name: Tina
Studio: Barrett & Coe Essex

"Our photographer was superb and the whole experience was enjoyable from start to finish."

Client Name: Jemima
Studio: Barrett & Coe Romford

"Very friendly, informative and our photographer captured the most perfect photos of our family."

Client Name: Kayleigh
Studio: Barrett & Coe Lichfield

"It was a lovely experience and our photographer was professional and child friendly"

Client Name: Nozizwe
Studio: Barrett & Coe Sidcup

"The shoot was great fun and the pictures turned out amazing."

Client Name: Stuart
Studio: Barrett & Coe Leighton Buzzard

"Our photographer was superb and the whole experience was enjoyable from start to finish."

Client Name: Keelie
Studio: Barrett & Coe Sidcup

"Stuart was very friendly and it was a really good experience."

Client Name: Suraya
Studio: Barrett & Coe Sidcup

"Matthew was very friendly and made the session stress free. The photos turned out very well!."

Client Name: Mavis
Studio: Barrett & Coe Lichfield

"Having never had a shoot before we were a bit nervous about how it would go. We felt comfortable and happy. The photographer was very easy to get along with and we got some lovely photos."

Client Name: Chloe
Studio: Barrett & Coe Essex

"Friendly service, easy access to the studio with no parking issues. Good quality photos and we're very pleased with the results."

Client Name: Julie
Studio: Barrett & Coe Romford

"Staff were amazing and the pictures came out better than I could have imagined"

Client Name: Stephanie
Studio: Barrett & Coe Essex

"Andy the photographer was excellent, very patient with my little baby and the photos have come out amazing."

Client Name: Reena
Studio: Barrett & Coe Leighton Buzzard

"Kind and professional photographer"

Client Name: Amy
Studio: Barrett & Coe Romford

"Absolutely great customer service, Matthew was so patient with Bruno and getting the perfect shot"

Client Name: Sorrell 
Studio: Barrett & Coe Lichfield

"The photographer was very good, he took lots of different shots and was very patient with my baby"

Client Name: Jessica
Studio: Barrett & Coe Romford

"The photographs were so beautiful and the photographer Andrew was really lovely"

Client Name: Lily
Studio: Barrett & Coe Leighton Buzzard

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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