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Bringing control and flexibility into her life

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Hazel Cheen had been working in child care for 25 years before buying her Northwood franchise in Newcastle. Reaching her mid-40s, and not entirely happy with what she was doing, Hazel had started to look at self-employment options; franchising stood out to her as it offered systems and procedures she could follow. After much research, Hazel decided on Northwood as she liked that it was a family business. And 12 years on, with Northwood having grown into a national network, she continues to feel that way. She is soon to open her second Northwood office. read more

Franchising in North East England, why buy a franchise in North East England?

The turnover from franchising in the North East is £0.6 billion. 47% of all franchise systems are present in the North East. Franchisors with head office in the North East include Your Move, Ringtons and Abacus.

Nowhere else in England can you use the word "region" with the same force and conviction as you can in the North East. It is amongst the most dynamic regions in Europe with a long track record as one of the principle centres of economic activity in the UK.

The North East has a strong reputation for innovation and industrial change. The region also boasts strengths in other key areas including: customer service and shared service centres, food processing, advanced materials and ceramics, mechanical and precision engineering and plastics processing.

The North East has a population of around 2.5 million, habituating in the counties of Durham, Northumberland, Teesside and Tyne and Wear.

This makes the North East of England an ideal place to start a business, and what better way to do this than franchising.

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Right at Home is a management franchise opportunity, our franchisees recruit carers to care for those who wish to remain living independently in their own homes. Our clients range from seniors in need of companionship or help with daily tasks, to adults living with physical or mild learning disabilities or recovering from surgery. We are an international franchise with presence in UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, China, Japan, Australia and the Netherlands.
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bfa Northern Forum Dates

bfa forumThe bfa forums are the ideal platform for franchisors and affiliates (from any region) to discuss any issues and concerns they have relevant to franchising and their business. The next dates for the bfa forums in the North are:


  • 21st September - Hilton Manchester Airport

To book a place or find out more click here

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