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Benefits of investing in a hotel franchise

Why should you consider investing in a hotel franchise? Although you may not have realised it, many of the hotels you’ve stayed in over the years will have been franchises. Some of the biggest brands in the industry operate using the franchise model, with the flexibility and growth it allows helping to make many of these companies into household names. Franchises operate at all levels of the industry with opportunities available in everything from low-cost motel-style businesses to high-end resorts [...]

What are the benefits of running a home based franchise business?

The benefits of a home based franchise Home-based businesses are among the most popular franchises for entrepreneurs looking to improve their work/life balance for good. A huge variety of businesses can be operated from the comfort of your own home, and using your property as an office has many financial and practical benefits. A good choice for mumpreneurs and anyone else looking for a more flexible working setup, the home-based franchise can help entrepreneurs to change their life as well [...]

Celebrating 25 Outstandings for our network

We’re celebrating reaching 25 CQC Outstandings for our franchise network, a milestone that showcases the dedication of our franchisees to deliver high quality home care.Two offices – Chicester and Northampton – are the latest to be told they’re officially ‘outstanding’, joining only two per cent of adult social care providers that have achieved the highest rating.Simon McGee, owner of Home Instead Senior Care Chichester & Bognor Regis, set up his office in 2015 and now employs a team of [...]

How to invest in a low cost franchise opportunity

How to invest in low-cost franchises Franchising in the UK is now at a record high. In the last four years the number of franchises in the country has increased by 10% and the industry now contributes an impressive £15 billion to the country’s economy every year. More and more people are choosing to invest in a franchise and increasing numbers of customers are spending their cash with franchised brands.Franchising offers investors a number of benefits over starting their own [...]

Match Options Franchise Director Purity Kirigo Featured In ‘Recruitment Industry Now’ Publication

Purity Kirigo, Director of franchisor Match Options, was recently featured in ‘Recruitment Industry Now’ publication talking about the challenge of staffing with the NHS. The focus on the feature was ideas from the coalface about combatting the skill shortages within the NHS, that we all recently seen highlighted across the UK media.Purity outlined the fact that recruitment is a challenge in any industry, however the highly regulated healthcare sector can many it tougher than many others.In the healthcare sector, employers [...]

Why invest in an automotive franchise?

The automotive business & franchise industry The automotive industry in the UK is big business. In fact, in 2017 it was responsible for about £77.5 billion of turnover and £18.9 of added value to the UK economy. Across the country, around 169,000 people are directly employed in the industry and more than 800,000 in some capacity with a strong link to vehicles. In total, cars, trucks and other vehicles account for 12% of the total exported goods from the UK.In [...]

How to invest in a gym & fitness franchise

Investing in gym, health and fitness franchises Over the past few years, Brits have become increasingly aware of the importance of exercise. Most of us know that the more we move around and the more we get our hearts pumping, the healthier our bodies will be. As a result, the number of people joining gyms and fitness clubs across the country has risen sharply. More and more people are signing up to their local fitness centre in an effort to [...]

Home Instead comes 83rd in top 100 best small companies list

We’re thrilled to announce that we have made it into the Sunday Times Best Small Companies list 2018!Home Instead’s National Office and its pilot office in Northwich took part in this year’s Best Companies survey, and we’re delighted to announce we have ranked as 83.The much-celebrated list is highly fought over and features top businesses from across the UK. The views of thousands of workers are taken into account through extensive employee satisfaction surveys.96% of people surveyed agreed: “I believe I [...]

What different types of gardening franchises are available?

With Brits famous around the world for the quality of their gardens, it’s no surprise that gardening in the UK is big business. According to recent research, the average Briton has spent £1,280 improving their garden in the past year alone. Collectively, that’s added up to a staggering £5.2 billion, showing just how much potential there is for profit in the industry.A lot of this growth has been caused by homeowners choosing to improve rather than move. The uncertainty [...]

How to run your own successful retail franchise

Here's how you can invest in, and run your own successful retail business... You might not realise it, but some of the most well-known and successful businesses in the UK are retail franchises. That means that rather than being one corporate operation with a top-down organisational structure, each outlet is an individual part of a larger whole. What this also means is that if you’re looking to get into retail, there could be a way of doing it that helps [...]

Here’s why you should consider buying a property franchise…

Why are property franchises important? Real estate is one of the most important sectors of the UK economy. But more than that, it is an essential part of life. The ways in which we live, work, learn and enjoy leisure time are all fundamentally dependent on buildings and how much they cost to buy and maintain. In the UK, the property industry directly employs about a million people and contributes about £94 billion to the UK economy annually. Each year [...]

Introducing Extra Help’s New Franchisees of The Year…

Carol Godding and Cath Arnold, two friends from the Wirral, are living proof that it’s not always a bad idea to go into business with friends. The two ladies joined forces to start an Extra Help franchise in the Wirral in 2016 and, since then, have grown their business beyond their wildest dreams, with an impressive list of eighty-five clients on their books by the end of their first year of trading!Carol and Cath originally met at their children’s [...]