Lisa Raynes

by Lisa Raynes

07/03/2018, in Talks & Events

Pride Road is looking for early adopters of a ground breaking new franchise model to all fully-qualified architects who wish to start their own practice.


Discover how you can start your own architectural practice, work independently and achieve work/life balance all with the supportive infrastructure of a franchise model.

We’ve made it easy for you to discover more about the whys and wherefores of being a franchisee plus the opportunity to meet current Pride Road franchisee architects for a day that always proves extremely informative and stimulating.

Tell me More…

A Discovery Day is a critical step in the journey to starting your own architect’s practice. Starting any business takes careful consideration and this is where a Pride Road Discovery Day can cut the time down for you in the decision-making process.

We will answer any queries you may have about the process of setting up (financials, legals etc), you will view the contract, understand how your practice will operate, discuss your designated geographical territories and next steps to get up and running.

We will also get to know each other over coffee because in the end we’re a team and the key advantage of the franchise model is the supportive system and loyal squad behind your Pride Road architecture practice.

It’s not all serious though. There will be plenty of stories of the wonders of being your own boss and the things that get architects really excited on a day-to-day basis!

What to Expect…

✗ Discover Days are usually 2-3 hours long.

✗ Before you arrive consider what you’d like to get out of the day. For you it will be a fact-finding exercise, so come armed with any questions you may have. We are only too pleased to answer them. No question is too simplistic and we want you to make an informed choice.

✗ When considering any franchise model think about whether your values match those of the franchise. Brand values of Pride Road include passion, enthusiasm and authenticity in architectural practice as well as putting the customer at the centre of the project. As such we’re looking for franchisees who are enthusiastic, friendly and focused to take on the Pride Road brand. If you share those values, then believe we will be a good fit.

During the Discovery Day it will be an opportunity to look at the systems behind the franchise. We will reveal details of our:

✓ successful marketing package

✓ operating procedures

✓ set up costs/financial investment

✓ what ongoing support and training programme you will receive

✓ help with business plans

plus there will be an opportunity to meet some of the other Pride Road architects and of course we’d want to get to know a bit more about you too.

We will also look beyond the initial period of the franchise and talk a little about growth strategy and where you envisage your practice in 3 or 5 years time. We are here to help you on the path to enjoying a fulfilling career but also to make money. A successful business is one that has an eye on the horizon.

There is no obligation to make a decision on the day but we are happy to hear from anyone who is excited and motivated to start their own architectural practice, make a difference to people’s lives in their local community and most importantly are inspired by the freedom of working independently for a better more creative life.

Minimum Requirements Checklist

UK qualified architects only with an ARB registration number. You will also be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement before commencement of the Discovery Day.

When and where?

We are holding our next Franchise Discovery Day on 29th March 2018 from 1pm to 4pm at our HQ in Gatley, Cheshire.