South West England franchise owners & news
Mark Jones and Sarah Hunt were both keen to start their own business but not knowing what they wanted to do as well as wanting the back up of a strong and successful brand behind them, they decided to go down the franchise route. Wanting to give something back to their local community, Barnstaple, Mark and Sharon started to look at care franchises. After much research, they decided on Driving Miss Daisy, a brand that is steadily and successfully growing across the UK. read more
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."