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A fresh challenge in North Devon


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."

Featured Franchise of the Week

FiltaFry Plus is a mobile business run from home where franchisees typically visit clients in the food service industry on a weekly basis offering micro filtration of cooking oil in deep fryers, vacuum-based cleaning of the fryers, and additional add-on services. Find out more about our home-based franchise
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BFA South West Forum

bfa forum The next bfa South West Forum is taking place on 27th September in Newbury . The forum is open to franchisors and affiliates from all regions. Held on a quarterly basis, these meetings provide bfa members with an open and unthreatening environment in which to discuss issues and/or concerns relevant to franchising and to their businesses. To find out more about attending click here click here

Are you considering joining the British Franchise Association?

Then why not attend our South West Discovery Hour. Taking place on Thursday 12th May in Newbury, this FREE event is for non-member franchisors looking to learn more about joining the bfa. Attendees are invited to arrive for the networking lunch followed by a one-hour presentation given by the bfa and a franchisor. To find out more click here