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Thriving on the new challenge with Autosmart franchise


Mark Garland-Jones has opened his Autosmart franchise in Wakefield. Having run his own technology business for 11 years, Mark decided last year to sell his shares and put his feet up for a while. However, it wasn’t long before Mark was craving to get back into working life and the challenges that running your own business can bring. After much research, Mark soon came across Autosmart and was so impressed with the company and its successes to date that he decided it was the franchise for him. read more

Franchising in Yorkshire, why buy a franchise in Yorkshire?

Turnover from franchising in Yorkshire is 0.7 billion, with 55% of franchise systems having presence in the region. Many of the top franchises in the UK have their head office situated in Yorkshire including Alphagraphics, Apollo Blinds, Cartridge World, Chem-Dry, Driver Hire, MacTools, NIC Services, Pitman Training, United Carpets, Envirovent, The Alternative Board, Cafe2u and Greensleeves to name only a few.

It is not a saturated region in terms of franchising but one with much potential and scope for new franchise opportunities.

Yorkshire is Britain's largest county. Almost 5 million people live in the regions of North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and Humber. Main towns and cities include Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield, York, Ripon, Rotherham, Wakefield and Doncaster.

Yorkshire is dynamic and profitable business region that is home to over 260,000 companies. It boasts one of the UK's most powerful and diverse economies, growing consistently faster than the European average.

The unrivalled quality of life in Yorkshire is founded on the combination of cosmopolitan urban areas surrounded by beautiful countryside, including three national parks. Yorkshire is a region where work and life can be kept in balance.