South East England franchise owners & news
Paul Gilbert worked in sales for over 25 years. After the death of his father, Paul took a step back to re-evaluate his life and work out what he wanted to do. Knowing he wanted to improve his work-life balance and spend more time with his family, Paul started to look at the self-employment options available to him. Initially Paul looked at the automotive after service market, but after researching his local market he decided against it and instead opting for cleaning, another much sought-after service. After much research, Paul identified that the one cleaning job that most people hated doing was cleaning their oven. Paul then researched all oven cleaning franchises before deciding that Oven Wizards was the franchise for him.
Franchising in the South East
Tony Bowman QFP, managing director of etyres and chair of the South East regional forum of the British Franchise Association (bfa), talks to us about franchising in the region
Enterprise is thriving in the South East and franchising is playing a key role in the continued success, offering new and exciting opportunities for ambitious entrepreneurs.
I relish my role as chair of the South East regional bfa forum, where we all gather quarterly to share our knowledge, whether we have years of experience in the industry or are new to franchising.
With our burgeoning cities and market towns, being based in the South East has big advantages. Innovation and prosperity abound and our influence radiates out across the country.
From a business point of view there are few better places to be. The same is true for franchising. Read more on franchising in the South East