The Alternative Board

Investment level
£50,001 - £100,000
B2B Franchises

The Alternative Board (TAB) is the world’s largest peer-to-peer support and business coaching franchise.


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The Alternative Board

Are you a confident leader with a proven track record in business?

Build your own consultancy with The Alternative Board

With a TAB franchise you can use your experience to REALLY help local business owners thrive.

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Why choose TAB to power your business

The business model is very clever, enabling
you to forge deep client relationships through your lucrative regular peer advisory boards. Becoming the trusted advisor of your clients enables you to target your business coaching, consultancy and development programmes very effectively and efficiently.

This is a booming market, proven to be even more so through periods of uncertainty, which seems to be the world we live in today! The advisory boards and coaching deliver a solid regular recuring income, with the consultancy projects and development programmes on top.

TAB is very cost-effective for clients, delivers them huge ongoing value, and is profitable for you – WIN:WIN. The result is a four-year plus average customer retention, which beats other dedicated business coaching, gym and home care franchises by a mile.

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your TAB business journey

Whichever route you take, starting your own business with the TAB franchise provides you with a proven roadmap to follow from the sector’s leading brand and a clear exit strategy. You’ll have professional content and collateral, proven systems, and ongoing personal guidance and support to call on at all times.

And you’ll be part of a close-knit network of collaborative fellow franchisees.

Join a community of like-minded business leaders

Our most successful franchisees are confident and compelling, people who care – leaders who enjoy the reward of helping business owners flourish. They utilise the power of the brand, systems, support and content to deliver ongoing value to business owners in their local area.

Elliot Rich

“The business I have started helps me to achieve a lot of my personal goals. I won’t say it’s always been easy, but I have taken back control over my life and the rewards are certainly worth it. It’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.”

Elliot Rich
TAB York

Tom Morton

“It’s been challenging, but it’s been the most rewarding thing I have ever done.

I like that I can work when it suits me.”

Tom Morton
TAB Harrogate

Helen Mill

“The values of TAB are very much around people. It’s about keeping one step ahead of the game and looking ahead and being able to see constant innovation. It’s a high calibre community.”

Helen Mill
TAB Aberdeenshire East & TAB Dundee

Dave McCartney

“It gives me real independence, the opportunity to collaborate with great people and I’m in control of my own destiny. It is just as much about helping people to achieve their personal vision and improving their lives – a key driver for me.”

Dave McCartney
TAB Leeds North & Centre

Ed Reid TAB

Leadership from a former franchisee who’s been in your shoes

Our leader – Ed Reid – moved from being a franchisee to take over as franchisor with his business partner Mags Fuller back in 2017. Ed’s been sat right where you are now and knows the TAB journey personally – he’s a good-guy committed to helping franchisees by sharing his experience. And Eds original TAB business is still trading, the franchisee who purchased it has grown the business further too!

TAB UK Franchisors: Mags Fuller & Ed Reid

As UK franchisor we still run a few territories keeping our finger on the pulse and testing new initiatives, before developing further with the network.

We have been in the UK since 2009, but actually trace our roots back to the USA when in 1990 our founder first developed the business concept to share the power he had experienced of non-exec directors. There are now over 400 TAB franchisees serving over 5,000 business owners each month across 25 countries.  

34 territories operating in the UK, 75+ available across the country

With very low overheads, this high margin business model delivers a regular income with an initial investment of £65,700, including comprehensive initial training and first-year marketing costs. Each high street bank with franchise specialisms knows the model well and provides funding packages appropriate to individual circumstances.

 Ed Reid – TAB UK Franchisor

“If you’ve been successful in your business career and you’re ready to enjoy the rewards of giving back emotional and financial – we look forward to exploring the TAB opportunity with you.”

Ed Reid
TAB UK Franchisor

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