Brands on the Horizon
With more and more companies looking to make the move into the world of franchising, we take a look at 4 who are well on their way to becoming franchises. We have kept the names secret for now, until all the details are finalised.
A Care Service In Your Home
Franchise no.1 provides flexible care, in Southern England, to those who need extra care in the comfort of their own home. Their dedicated carers offer varying levels of support, from thirty-minute visits, to full-time live-in care and offer a wide range of extended services from personal care to shopping and cleaning. The franchise also caters for private clients and those funded by Social Services and the NHS.
The full services include:
- Elderly Care
- Respite Care
- Disability care
- Palliative Care
- Domestic Care
- Live-in and overnight
As part of their bespoke service, they provide prospective clients with a thorough assessment, so that every care package is individually tailored. All their carers are fully trained in house using our professional in-house training facility.
Franchise no.2 offer a range of quality made-to-measure blinds from their headquarters in the South East of England. With a growing customer base and an enviable reputation, the business has gained highly valuable expertise in supplying and fitting blinds for a range of customers and commercial clients, and has increased the product range to include curtains, shutters and outdoor awnings and canopies.
The central core of their business is the provision of excellent products alongside traditional values of customer service.
Franchise no.2 don’t sell any ready-made products or keep any stock, so their shops act as ‘showrooms’ where customers can browse, gain information and inspiration and order their desired window treatments. They keep a wide range of product samples and display different window dressings to help customers make an informed decision in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Sports and Fitness
Franchise no.3 own and run a sports development franchise in the South and South East areas of England. Targeted at, but not exclusively aimed at, the primary school market, the franchise package potential owners a chance to make a difference to young people through sport and bring a new level of sporting appreciation to a new generation.
Franchise no. 3 offers a variety of sports based services including: PPA cover, breakfast clubs, lunch clubs, after-school clubs, teacher training, disability sports and holiday academies. With so many services to offer, the brand is able to tailor its packages to suit any school or organisation.
The brand’s aims and goals are threefold:
- To improve the level of sports provision for children in the UK
- To have a team of high quality franchise business owners who will work alongside us to achieve both financial success & job satisfaction
- To be the market leader in our field in the next 10 years.
With a number of trademarked resources, as well as bid writing and funding opportunities included in their franchise package, franchise no.3 offer a very unique quality. The brand also differentiates itself in the market by having an independent, standalone head office.
Franchise no.4 aims to provide high quality childcare and nursery education in a safe, nurturing and stimulating care environment, giving priority to the development, needs and happiness of their children and families in Greater London. The franchise was founded in 2008 as a result of the Directors, unsuccessful search for quality day care for their children. Their first nursery was set up in North London as a partnership and was subsequently sold on. The Day Care was then formed opening in and quickly followed by opening the second branch. The brand enjoys an excellent relationship with the local authority, which thoroughly endorse their business model and are very supportive of future expansion plans.
- 100 per cent child-focused, listening to the needs of children and parents
- Operation of the ‘Dads Club’ – a parent/child activity day emphasising the importance of commutation
- Introducing children to the environment by regular ‘forest schools’ visits
- Parent events that celebrate different cultures
- Implementing speech therapy sessions (as required)
- The introduction of initial visits from the child and their family to give background information prior to joining the nursery
- Parent partnership – parents can spend time in the nursery with their children once the child has settled in and attend Pre-Term planning meetings.
The nurseries provide life skills for small babies and children up to age five, with after-school clubs extending the age to seven. The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is followed, as set by the Government as a benchmark. The nurseries have also received a ‘GOOD’ classification by OFSTED – the official body for inspecting and regulating services, which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.