Oldham and Rochdale are large towns situated in Greater Manchester, amid the Pennines. Pitman Training are looking for ambitious and commercially minded Franchise Partners to develop our already established network of centres and expand into these areas, with the option to own a centre which caters for Oldham or Rochdale, or the two combined.


Oldham and Rochdale have become thriving, cosmopolitan suburbs in which many people live and do business. They are sutuated in a convenient location, accessible to major cities in the north of England. The towns are within close proximity to Manchester, one of the largest cities in the UK, which in turn means they benefit from the perks of a large city; a large population and good transport links, whilst also remaining a lot more cost effective for businesses in terms of property lease rates and staffing costs, making them an exceptional location for businesses in the north.

The borough of Rochdale is a successful business base for several blue chip companies, including, ASDA, JD, Camfil Farr and Yodel.  In addition, many existing manufacturers are enjoying success in global markets by expanding their local operations and in turn helping to establish the borough as a viable and thriving business location.

The borough of Oldham is home to a number of national and international brands and companies such as the Trinity Mirror Group, Ferranti Technologies and Seton Healthcare, as well as housing a number of local and national public organisations including Guinness Northern Counties, First Choice Homes Oldham, Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority, thus highlighting the area as a key and successful business location in the North.


Franchise Type: New

Cost of Investment: £40,000+

Average Total Investment: £70,000 – £100,000 (varies based on start-up costs)

Estimated Turnover: £POA

Population: 462,833*

Capture Areas:

  • Oldham
  • Rochdale
  • Littleborough
  • Milnrow

The sale includes:

  • A 5 year franchise agreement
  • Full training on all aspects of owning a Pitman Training Centre, including sales, marketing and the product
  • Pitman Training website
  • A centre start up pack

*Approx. figures - franchise fees are determined by population in postcode areas so postcode area can be negotiable.