What We Offer

Becoming a Snappy Snaps franchisee is your chance to build something special. Join the family and you’ll enjoy all of the benefits below:
– A proven franchise model that’s been successful for over 25 years
– An established high-street brand that continues to grow, along with a ready-made website
– A comprehensive 10-day training programme and 2 weeks of training in-store
– Strong support from colleagues at Timpson House and your area support team
– A genuine opportunity to generate significant income

Who We Are

Founded in 1983, Snappy Snaps has become one of the leading UK franchises. The business has continued to grow and evolve over the years, joining the Timpson Group in 2013.

Although we started life as a photographic processing lab, our first franchise store opened in 1987, and we’ve gone on to develop an incredibly strong high-street presence since.

Every year, we continue to add new stores and build upon the success of existing franchisees. Snappy Snaps is now firmly established as one of the country’s leading retail franchises.

What We Look For

Running a retail store and online business isn’t for everyone, so we are very selective in who joins the family to uphold our strong reputation.

However, if you tick all of the boxes below, Snappy Snaps could be for you:

  • A positive personality that will properly represent our brand
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Great financial acumen
  • A hands-on attitude and willingness to learn new skills
  • Active in the local community
  • The required capital to invest

How It Works

Before opening your own Snappy Snaps store, you’ll undergo a comprehensive training programme to give you the best chance of success. This involves:

A 10-day training programme covering:

An overview of Snappy Snaps
What we do
Our standards and procedures
Financial planning
Operational overview
Merchandising your store
Marketing your business

2-week instore training split over two stores

Covering the day-to-day procedures, systems, and practical hands-on experience.

There is more to running your own Snappy Snaps than learning to print photos. You will have a remarkable aptitude for connecting and communicating with people; however, you need to be 100% committed to your Snappy Snaps store.

We offer only franchises to individuals who are intending to run a business on a day-to-day basis, not just as a sideline. Some franchisees run their businesses as husband and wife or family teams, which is also a successful formula.


Interested in taking the next step? Before you present your business proposition to one of the major clearing banks, our finance team will project the figures for your specific site.

Jump into the numbers and learn more about how our franchisee financing works.

How to Get Started

Snappy Snaps offers you the opportunity to operate your own dynamic retail business in the exciting photo market. The potential rewards are great, but these can’t be achieved without hard work on your part and ours.

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