Single Franchise Opportunities

Single Franchise Opportunities

You can open a CNA International recuitment Franchise and become a Senior Partner in executive search, specialising in the industry you know with full training and support.

International Opportunities

Master Franchise Opportunities

We are actively searching for both Master Franchisees and Single Office Franchisees looking to invest in the recruitment sector all over the world.

Experienced Recruiter Opportunities

Experienced Recruiter Opportunities

We are offering a tailored opportunity for existing experienced recruiters and recruitment agencies looking to grow their recruitment business.


A Global Leader in the provision of Executive Search Recruitment Services

CNA International has been in operation as an executive search recruitment consultancy for over 20 years after being founded in 1993. As an executive search organisation we do not use job boards but instead headhunt the best talent for our clients in order to offer the best level of service possible. Since 1993 CNA Executive Search has gone from strength to strength and we now have 48 offices across the UK and Europe including 11 offices across the CEE & CIS region. We have also expanded into the USA with our first office in Houston, Texas and are now in Asia with the opening of offices in India, Hong Kong & Singapore. CNA was acquired by the largest independent recruitment company in the UK, The Pertemps Network Group, in August 2008 with continued success under the leadership of Tim Watts and Jon Smith. 

We have headhunters working across a large variety of sectors that cover not just one particular area, and they work worldwide. CNA recruitment Franchisees (we like to call them Senior Partners!) have placed candidates in Africa, North America, Asia, South America and Australasia from bases in the UK and our CEE & CIS offices are helping discover talent within the EU offering a staff without borders service. All CNA staff use our unique Search Methodology, CABS, standing for Candidate Aspiration Based Search to ensure that candidates and clients are matched perfectly to one another. 

We are a recruitment franchising organisation and are full members of the British Franchising Association (BFA) and The British Institute of Recruiters (IOR), the Interim Management Association, the Recruitment & Employment Conferderation, the Association of Executive Recruiters, with single office and master franchises available. So if you were thinking of starting up your own business look no further because we have the experience to help you start up your own business or indeed grow your existing recruitment agency... take a look at recruitment franchising with CNA.

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Training & Support

Investing your time and money in a business venture is a big commitment. Knowing that you will be fully trained and supported throughout the lifetime of your association with CNA is to us a no brainer.

Over the last 20 years we have been helping new recruitment business start-ups develop a career in the world of high end recruitment services. Our training and development programme is designed to give you the solid foundation on which to build an executive search business via classroom training and office based practice. But we don't stop there. For the lifetime of your recruitment franchise you will be offered one to one mentoring, a vast range of masterclasses where you can further hone your skills, involvement in industry and skill specific Practice Group webinars with consultants who share your interests and the support of an £800 million turnover privately held recruitment business.

We have learnt from experience that sitting in a classroom for two weeks solid is counter productive to the entrepreneur eager to get their business going forward! Initial induction training is therefore tailored to the speed of learning of each individual franchise partner...

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Ever said "I've worked for someone else long enough"



Meet some Franchisees

So you're thinking of buying into a white collar franchise and having read or website an executive search franchise is looking quite appealing. 

We've been offering franchises to people like you for 20 years... and here is the thing. Our experience tells us that one of the most important questions that you will have on your mind right now is "do I believe the opportunity with CNA International measures up to what they are telling me?". You're also probably thinking "how successful and happy are the CNA franchisees right now?

Well there's only one way to find out and thats to speak with CNA branded business owners directly before you make one of the biggest business decisions that you may ever have contemplated. And we agree!

At CNA we actively promote 'worts and all' conversations with our franchisees because we want you to make the right decision based on all the facts to hand...

Our Franchise Owners





Google search: I want to start up my own business

Starting a business

The challenges of how to start your own business and keeping it going cannot be underestimated and many do fail, even in the very good times.

The hurdles can be substantial and the ability to get a business up to speed, making profit and supporting you is not achieved by many. Franchising has attracted the attention of many over past years and the tough economic climate has highlighted its strengths and shown that there is a more secure way to start your own business. Its formula of a locally owned and run enterprise, driven by a small business owner, with branding, economies of scale and support from the wider network, gives the business a far better chance of success. However, this is only the case if it is done well. 

Good franchised opportunities will offer you a proven business format with the initial and continuing support that you will need. Your business will work under the brand established by your franchisor using the business system they have developed and proven in the marketplace.

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Working for yourself feels good, together we are stronger


The Executive Search arm of Pertemps Network Group Ltd

The Executive Search arm of Pertemps Network Group Ltd

The Pertemps Network Group delivers world class recruitment solutions across all sectors and industries in the UK and across the globe. For more than 50 years, since its creation in 1961, the name of Pertemps has been synonymous with recruitment. “Our commitment has allowed us to build second to none client list, from major multinationals to small businesses, which trust us to find them the very best people.”

Pertemps have won a variety of awards including and most recently the Best Employee Share/Equity scheme (Recruiter, 2014). Pertemps is making an impact on business culture and is proud to be one of top 10 private companies in the UK for equality and diversity and having a board made up of an equal amount of male and female members. Pertemps also make in excess of £250,000 in charitable donations each year.