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South West England franchise owners & news

Exclusive Interview: "We wanted to make a real difference in our community."


One of the first Driving Miss Daisy® franchises to open in 2019 is run by the wife and husband team of Sarah and Jo Webb. Setting up the franchise in Bath, South West England, Sarah and Jo wanted to enter into a business that made a read difference in their community. Driving Miss Daisy® allowed for them to achieve this and they haven't looked back! Learn more about Sarah and Jo's journey into franchising with Driving Miss Daisy® and the opportunties available for you!

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The bfa run educational seminars in Bristolfor those looking to buy a franchise and for those looking to franchise their business. bfa accredited experts, franchisees and franchisors speak at the events to help you understand all the key considerations.Click here for 2018 dates

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."

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