South West England franchise owners & news
After having their children, Joanna and Phil Limb decided that they wanted a fresh challenge away from the hustle and bustle of London life. Leaving well-paid, they decided to move closer to family in the North West. With no solid ideas, time or expertise to build a business from scratch and needing an income from the start, franchising was the most viable option. Customers of Riverford in London, they jumped at the chance to find out more about the business when they saw that the North Devon territory was for sale. read more
Why franchise in the South West England
Pam Bader, CEO of MOLLY MAID and Chairperson of the South West talks to us about franchising in the South West.
"The South West provides an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to start up a franchise. The South West rode out the recession with much less trouble than most UK regions and has remained a vibrant, busy and buoyant area. The implied annual turnover in the South West for franchising is 1.4billion; an increase in 17% over 5 years.
Post-recession, the South West has become a hub for new tech start-ups, so much so that the triangle between Bristol, Swindon and Gloucester has been referred to as 'Silicon Gorge'!
It's an exciting place to be and all this energy and entrepreneurism makes the South West a great place for opening up a franchise, there's a wealth of support for new businesses in the region and it's exciting to see so many businesses thriving already."