The growth of social enterprises and projects has been phenomenal over the last 10 years and many have matured to the stage where they can now look at expansion strategies.£ Replication is increasingly a popular method. Replication tends to be the term used for 'franchising' with the social enterprise and not for profit sector. It can involve replicating the whole organisation or a part of its functions,£ which means that it can be expanded into other geographical areas. This can increase the spread of good practice, crucial for projects which are helping those in vulnerable sectors. The Franchise Company has over 15 years experience working with those in the social enterprise and not for profit sectors.