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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

Green Square provides renewable energy solutions across multiple sectors to home owners, house builders, and SME businesses – all of whom are looking to reduce fuel costs and positively impact the environment. Our franchise owners work with customers to determine the correct energy solution for them and, subsequently, manage the supply and installation of it, as well as after-sales service.
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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