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Carnoisseur Leasing is a franchised shop concept with franchisees leasing vehicles to the public and to businesses from the high street or retail premises. Initially retailing performance car accessories, the Carnoisseur brand was first established in 1979.

There is a full package of help and support available to you when you join our team and we’ve included some of the main information below:



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Increasingly individuals and companies choose to lease rather than buy as they recognise the significant advantages it offers them. We offer a unique franchise opportunity in a flourishing sector of the new car market.

The infrastructure surrounding Carnoisseur Leasing franchisees is extensive with over 50 dedicated staff on hand to offer the very best deals and advice. Support from the largest vehicle brokerage in the UK gives Carnoisseur Leasing franchisees a competitive advantage: Franchisees are able to offer their customers a huge range of vehicles, all available at extremely competitive rates. Established relationships with manufacturers combined with years of experience and significant buying power ensures that our franchisees are given every chance to succeed.

We want our franchisees to attract and retain as many customers as possible and have developed a marketing package that provides comprehensive and effective support. Organised and co-ordinated marketing techniques backed up by state-of-the-art, efficient back end office systems all combine to ensure maximum effect.

The most important marketing tool a Carnoisseur Leasing franchisee possesses is their store. We recognise that many people are still unaware of the benefits of leasing as a genuine alternative to buying a vehicle. Well presented, high-street premises offers potential customers a modern, welcoming retail environment in which they can receive a personal, face-to-face service.

The retail design concept was developed by design agency, Strategic Retail Design, more widely known for their works with Marks & Spencer, Soletrade, Allders and Majectic Wine. The contemporary yet functional retail environment gives Carnoisseur Leasing franchisees every possible opportunity to generate and promote sales and communicates our offering energetically and dynamically.

Our three-week training course is designed to develop an advanced level of expertise and knowledge; instilling franchisees with a sense of confidence and direction.

The course communicates the intricacies of the business through step-by-step, active learning. 16 years’ experience as franchisors has taught us that the best way to learn is by ‘doing’ and at our purpose built premises in Bedfordshire, we are able to offer new franchisees ‘real’ experience of the business. These ‘real-life’ encounters alongside a combination of theory and role-play ensure that, come day one, our franchisees are fully prepared.

All Carnoisseur Leasing franchisees are granted an exclusive territory that generally includes the whole of the town they are situated in and we guarantee that no other Carnoisseur Leasing outlets will be opened within the agreed territory.

Carnoisseur The Car Leasing Store franchises cost £35,000*. The franchise package is comprised of the following:

  • Franchise Fee £10,000
  • Training and Set-Up £5,000
  • Shopfittings £20,000*

*£20,000 fee for shopfittings can increase if the site requires additional work (e.g. a completely new shopfront)