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Exclusive interview with Driving Miss Daisy franchisee for Ipswich


Nigel Stead had no experience in working in care when he bought his own Driving Miss Daisy franchise in Ipswich.  He does however enjoy working with people and recognizes the importance of great customer service in helping to grow a business. Looking for a new challenge, Nigel was drawn to the care industry and, recognizing that the UK has a growing older population wanting to stay independent longer, he started to research care franchises.  Nigel soon knew that Driving Miss Daisy was the franchise for him.  As well as having a recogniseable brand and USPs that stands them out from the competition, Nigel also loves the ethos behind Driving Miss Daisy and the fact he can build a successful business around helping others. Find out more about why Nigel is loving being a Driving Miss Daisy franchisee.Driving Miss Daisy franchise Ipswich

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East England Franchise Videos

Franchising in the East England, why buy a franchise in the East England?

Craig Brown, Managing Director of the market leading franchise Signs Express, talks to us about franchising in the East of England.

craig brown "With over 45,000 businesses in the UK, franchising is growing at a phenomenal rate and our franchise network of over 60 centres are reaping the rewards thanks to our highly lucrative B2B sector.

Franchising is by far one the safest routes for self-employment with many well-established franchisors making the East of England their base of operations. Established over 25 years ago, Signs Express is the perfect example of the long standing roots franchising has in the region and the continued development of businesses in the area.

Franchising in the East England yielded over 2-Billion in 2015 and is a driving force behind the UK economy, being one of the only regions achieving positive growth year-on-year according to a recent RBS study.

The East of England also boasts a potential target market of 7.8 million people, meaning there's a vast amount of opportunities available for a new franchisee. So, with excellent transport links, a growing economy, diverse business sectors and some of the most beautiful cities in the UK the question really is, why go anywhere else?"

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Looking for a franchise in growing market? The window covering market in the UK is worth over £1.34billion and Marla Custom Blind franchises are in a prime position to tap into it. Marla Custom Blinds offers a wide range of bespoke window coverings with styles and budgets to suit every taste. An established business with premium quality products and high standards of customer service, gives Marla a competitive edge in a thriving industry.
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