Respond Recruitment Franchise


Franchise Description :

Respond Recruitment is a dual sector Healthcare and Education recruitment agency who provide both temporary and permanent staff to nursing homes, residential homes, schools, academies and specialist SEND units.

Part Time:No

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Our franchise mission is to provide our franchisees with a new way of working which frees up your time and allows you to work flexibly around your personal and family commitments.


Who We Are

Respond Recruitment is a dual sector Healthcare and Education recruitment agency who provide both temporary and permanent staff to nursing homes, residential homes, schools, academies and specialist SEND units.

We supply a variety of qualified and non-qualified staff including Nurses, Healthcare Assistants, Teachers, Teaching assistants and SEND support staff.

Our Franchise Concept

You will benefit from being part of two of the most in demand recruitment sectors in the UK, both complementing each other to allow you benefit from year round growth. The population of England and Wales has continued to age, with the recent Census confirming there are more people than ever before in older age groups. This has resulted in healthcare organisations seeing an increased need for nursing and healthcare workers who can work on a flexible basis. Education follows a similar trend with school spending on supply teacher agencies jumping by a fifth in three years as MPs warn that the Government has no long-term strategy to address teacher shortages.


Recruiting for Year Round Growth

Running a recruitment business in each sector separately will give you access to a huge market place and the opportunity for healthy earning potential. By combining the two, you will be in a situation every business owner wants to be in: high demand for services throughout the year with stability and a healthy sustainable income.

The need for healthcare staff is typically much higher during the school holiday periods. Conversely, the demand for teaching and education staff reduces.

The Respond healthcare and education dual model franchise ensures that there are no peaks, no troughs, just a constant demand for compliant experienced and flexible healthcare and education professionals from a growing customer base of public and private sector organisations.


No Regulatory Hold-ups

Although we align our services to the standards set out by CQC and OFSTED, as an agency we are not directly governed by these regulatory bodies. This means that you can start trading immediately in your territory with no hold-ups to growth.

Ready Made Business

In addition, we have already secured national contracts with a number of large care home groups and education organisations in both the public and private sector. This means that you will have a certain amount of ‘readymade business’ which will help you get things off the ground quickly.


A Business Model for Those Who Care

We believe true job satisfaction comes from a desire to make a difference to people’s lives. By investing in a franchise whose main focus is the sourcing and provision of the best education and healthcare recruitment candidates in your assigned territory, you will achieve this sense of fulfilment.


Support Every Step of The Way

Whilst we are not there to run your business, we can guide you through the sometimes ‘choppy waters’ on your journey to success. Remember – we have made the mistakes already and learnt from them so you don’t have to!

The initial training and support package will cover the following areas:

Specialist market awareness session of the healthcare and education recruitment marketplace

Candidate attraction and new business development

Finance and office administration training including the setting up of your Limited Company

An overview of HMRC and employment law obligations and guidance on VAT and PAYE registering

Full training in our recruitment agency software – Access Recruitment CRM

Business funding options including set up with our invoice discounting partners Skipton Business Finance.

This support will continue as long as you are in operation. From a simple phone call to refresher training and ad-hoc visits to your office – we are with you every step of the way.

Our on-going training includes but is not limited to:

Regular planned and ad-hoc visits to your office

Planned on-line and telephone support sessions

Regular industry and legislative updates

Marketing support, brand building and lead generation

Fully updated policies and procedures

Business development and marketing support

Your Investment


The franchise fee is £19,995.00 (exc VAT) with an ongoing management fee of 6.5% (exc VAT)

We advise that you use our preferred finance partner Skipton Business Finance to fund your growth plans. This facility will ensure that you are not held up with unnecessary cashflow issues, allowing you to increase your business at a rate that suits you. If you choose the above funding method then we would recommend that you still have around £20k of working capital available.

We do have excellent relationships with the main high street banks and finance industry should you opt for this funding option and we will be able to help facilitate this for you. Should you choose this route we would recommend you have around £60k working capital available.

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