An exciting opportunity to partner with one of the world’s biggest brands, running a cluster of up to six local Shell service stations. Investment: from £88K*.

  • Low-cost business opportunity partnering with Shell
  • Multi-site – run a cluster of up to six local service stations
  • Own the shop stock, employ and manage your teams – share in the profits
  • Comprehensive initial training and ongoing guidance and support
  • Shell cover all the build, rent, maintenance costs
Shell UK Franchise Opportunities

Partner with us as a Shell Retailer

This is a hands-on business opportunity, overseeing operations of your sites:

  • Insist on maintaining the highest standards of safety and cleanliness
  • Your own loyal team of local employees and managers
  • Implement and oversee your staff training, provide them with opportunities for progression
  • Drive fuel, energy, food and beverage sales – sharing in the profits
  • Additional income streams, for example car washes and local produce


  • Split your time across your cluster of service stations
  • Lead your team of employees – insist on standards and safety
  • Motivate, train and support to drive your cluster’s sales
  • Collaborate and share experiences with your Shell representative

Shell commit to:

  • Successfully on-board you into your business, one service station at a time
  • Guide on products, promotions, pricing, systems and processes
  • Supply and management of fuels
  • Support you to succeed based on best practise and shared experiences
  • Set up concession contracts for your sites – profits you can share
  • Innovate – introducing new income streams
Shell UK Franchise Opportunities

Your cluster will be a mix of up to six different-sized Shell service stations

The most successful retailers are excellent people managers, competitive and compassionate – focused on excelling and proud to be a part of Shell.
Providing rewarding jobs to people in your local area, training and supporting them, offering progression. Some even create a family business providing employment for a partner, their adult children, or other relatives.

The journey:

  1. You will need at least £88K in a UK bank account to apply, and a further £50K security deposit
  2. Two-way conversations and due diligence ensure we’re the right fit for each other
  3. A comprehensive 8-week training programme ends with you taking over your first service station
  4. Take on another service station every few months after demonstrating success
  5. We’re investing in the future and the move to net zero, so your business is ready for this too

The numbers

As the employer you will be running the business at each of your up to six service stations, sharing in the profits from retail and the fuel sales. Follow the model and with six service stations you can expect average earnings of £60K-£80K annually. And the more profit each service station makes, the more you will earn.

  • *The total investment is £138K. You will need to have a minimum of £88K in a UK bank account with the ability to fund or borrow a further £50K. Your investment is for the shop stock, an asset you will own.

All figures are a guide only, and no guarantee of future earnings or success

“The business model has allowed me to grow at my own pace and achieve my ambitions through the extensive support offered by the Shell team.” –SANJ KULAR, Shell Retailer

“We found a desire to fulfil our purpose of self-employment and we yearned to establish an ambitious future for our family with a successful, trusted global company.” – JANET & KARL HARDIE, Shell Retailers

“From the first day, you are exposed to personal tailored training geared towards ensuring your success in the business. If you have what it takes, this is the business for you.” – TOYESE ANIFALAJE, Shell Retailer


Shell UK Franchise Opportunities

Share in Shell’s success

It’s an exciting time to partner with Shell. As the world drives towards net zero, the traditional Shell service station is evolving as a destination with changing consumer behaviour increasing dwell times.
To be successful partnering with Shell you will need:

  • At least £88K in a UK bank account plus a further £50K security deposit
  • To follow the model, listen to the Shell retailer support team and work together
  • Focus on safety, brand standards, and profitability
  • Be a motivator, a people-person: your team of employees will make you successful
  • Be commercially minded, astute with excellent cost-control

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