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Taking the plunge to becoming a care franchise owner


Sarah Slater’s life took an unexpected turn when she lost her mum Angela to breast cancer. The void her mum left inspired her to do something different with her life; she wanted to make a difference to not just her life but the life of others. Working already for Home Instead, Sarah knew all about the company and the tremendous support they received from head office which allows them to go from strength to strength. She really like the family feel the company had and so started looking into whether it was something she could do herself.  Sarah is now the Home Instead franchisee for Rugby.

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bfa franchise seminars in West Midlands

The bfa hosts seminars for those considering starting a franchise or franchising their business. The next ones for the West Midlands are:

  • 2nd November - Franchisor seminar
  • 3rd November - Franchisee seminar
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Franchising in the West Midlands, why buy a franchise in the West Midlands?

The West Midlands franchise market is valued at £1.2 billion. 69% of all franchise systems have presence in the region. Franchisors with head offices in the West Midlands include Chemex, Chipsaway, Interlink, Minster, Mr Electric, Revive, The Camping and Caravanning Club, Tumble Tots, Express Despatch, Two Men and a Truck, Dent Wizard and Pc Pal.

The West Midlands is situated in the heart of England. The big cities and towns of Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Coventry and Walsall, occupy a central position within the region.

With a population of about 5.3 million people, the region accounts for a 9% share of the UK's population. The city of Birmingham alone accounts for just over 1 million people. Birmingham attracts 22 million visitors a year who spend £760 million. The region is largest shopping area second only to London.

Travel to and from the region is easily accessible as it lies at the centre of the country's rail and road network (M5, M6, M42 & M40). Birmingham International Airport is one of the largest and fastest growing airports in the UK. The West Midlands is home to the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), attracting 42% of the UK's conference business. Over 4 million people a year visit the NEC.

These stats all point to one thing…the West Midlands is an ideal place to live and run your own business. And what better way than franchising - the safest route into business start-up.

Featured Franchise of the Week

Can you think of a home or business that doesn’t have carpets or upholstery? No, then just think of all the business opportunities that are literally everywhere for Safeclean franchisees. Our franchisee can either be a van-based sole trader and conduct business out on the road or run their business behind the scenes as a management franchisee by employing and training cleaning technicians to do the work for them.
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bfa Midlands 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 Midlands are:

  • 20th September - Lea Marston

To book a place or find out more click here