Ableworld Mobility Retail

£29,950 Minimum Investment

Franchise Description :

Ableworld offers a unique and fast growing mobility retail franchise opportunity

Finance:Yes through a third party
Part Time:No
Contact Name:Paul Boniface

Stapeley Technology Park
London Road

Phone Number:

+441270-627XXXClick number to show


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Mobility Franchises UK from Ableworld

Ableworld is the leading mobility retailer in the UK providing quality products and services to the ever-growing elderly and disabled market. The trusted Ableworld brand was created over a decade ago in the north-west of England and since 2008 has offered mobility franchises UK.

The Market for Ableworld’s Products and Services

The market for mobility equipment such as scooters, wheelchairs, and stairlifts is estimated to be worth at least £1.5 Billion in the UK and is growing year by year. The population of the UK is set to rise to by over four million in the next ten years and by nearly ten million in the next 20 years.

People are living longer and there is a demographic bulge (the so-called ‘baby-boomers’) reaching an age where mobility and home care issues products are frequently needed .

In addition to these powerful demographic factors the government’s stated aim is to help people live independent lives in their own homes. All of these factors mean that more and more people will need products and services such as:

Rise-and-Recline Chairs

Mobility Scooters

Walking Aids

Bathing Aids


All provided by Ableworld and its network of Franchisees.

Ableworld’s unique offering

Ableworld is unique among mobility retailers in being the only bfa-registered franchise in their field.

The Ableworld Franchise proposition is unique in the retail mobility sector in that it offers not one but two income streams in one package. A Full Ableworld Franchise gives potential franchise partners two viable, complimentary businesses. Firstly there is the Retail Outlet – a Mobility Superstore which sells everything to help the elderly and disabled. Secondly there is the Stairlift Business which, using only high quality branded equipment provides homeowners with a variety of Stairlift options.

What will the franchisee’s job entail?

A Full Ableworld Franchise consists of a retail outlet and a stairlift business. For the retail side you can think of the job as similar to a specialist retail manager. Building trusted relationships and giving high levels of customer service before, during and after the sale are paramount.

On the stairlift side of the business franchisees will need to be able to quote, install and repair the equipment. A background in light engineering is an advantage although full training will be given. Another option includes hiring an engineer if the franchise partner him/herself prefers to concentrate their efforts on the sales and management side.

As several of our franchise partners have proved a partnership of two people pooling their skills and experience works very well.

Franchise package

Some potential franchisees can be put off investing in retail franchises because of the high levels of minimum investment required.

In contrast, a Full Ableworld Franchise is only £29,950 and the business can be started with as little at £70K for a medium-sized retail outlet and stairlift franchise.

Highlights of the Full Franchise Package

Two viable businesses for the price of one
Exclusive use of the Ableworld™ brand within a generous protected area
A comprehensive Operations Manual
Full training on Ableworld products, systems and business
Advice on site selection
Help in negotiating the best property deal
Ableworld LinePlans© to organise your store
Marketing launch pack
Comprehensive Stationery pack
Help in arranging finance
Training on accounting and setting up your business
Assistance in setting up your VAT and your first VAT return
Introduction to and acceptance by key industry accreditation bodies
Set up of accounts with suppliers
Intensive support during your first week
Twelve-week diary of steps to take when you first open
Highly experienced industry mentors to guide you
The back-up of a professional Head Office
To find out about how YOU could join in this exciting franchise opportunity please contact Paul Boniface, Franchise Director by completing the enquiry form below.

Ableworld® is a member of NAEP (National Association of Equipment Providers) and CEDAB (Community Equipment Dispensers Accreditation Body) a Member of the Federation of Small Businesses and an Associate Member of the British Franchise Association.

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Residential Care Homes

According to the UK governments care homes study 30th November 2017 the care homes sector is worth around £15.9 billion a year, with around 410,000 residents. They calculate that there are 5,500 different care service providers in the UK operating 11,300 care homes for the elderly. Approx 95% of their beds are provided by the independent sector (both for-profit & charities ). Government local authorities generally commission care services from independent care providers. On average the cost for a self-funder in 2016 was £846 per week (nearly £44,000 per year), while Local authorities paid around £621 per week.

Domestic Care

UKHCA estimate that total local authority expenditure on domiciliary care services in the UK in 2014/15 was £3.9 billion. As personalisation or self-directed support policy progresses nationally,the uptake of direct payments has increased. UKHCA estimate that totallocal authority expenditure on direct payments in the UK in 2014/15 was £1.5 billion. There has been a trend in England over recent years for NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) to purchase social care and health services from the independent and voluntary sector. In 2014/15 total CCG expenditure on non-NHS care services was £2.3 billion. At this time we do not have more detailed expenditure analysis available or domiciliary care specific expenditure data. Data on expenditure by people who self-fund their care is sparse. UKHCA estimate that expenditure on domiciliary care by self-funders in 2014/15 was £713 million.

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