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Personal Services franchises in the UK 


Showing 1 - 12 of 17 Personal Services franchises



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Venture Studios

Venture Studios

The UK’s leading portrait photographers who offer a proven franchise model for driven individuals.

Min. Investment: £70,000
Radfield Home Care

Radfield Home Care

Operating within a rapidly growing sector, Radfield Home Care provides the opportunity for a franchise business with longevity.

Min. Investment: £27,000
Visiting Angels

Visiting Angels

Join a global care giant with community-based values.
Maplebrook Wills

Maplebrook Wills

Will writing is a recession-proof industry in which it is surprisingly easy to develop a business that brings in six figures every year.

Min. Investment: £2,995
Heritage Healthcare

Heritage Healthcare

Join a family run business with over 80 years’ experience. Own your own successful business and benefit from our extensive on-going support.

Min. Investment: £29,995
C P Law Associates

C P Law Associates

Have you ever considered running your own law practice? C P Law Associates franchises are now available in the UK.

Min. Investment: £15,000
My Homecare

My Homecare

Consider our comprehensive package and support level. Then compare our prices...

Min. Investment: £12,850
Hey Baby 4D

Hey Baby 4D

The Hey Baby 4D Ultrasound Franchise is set to take the UK by storm! Join us on our journey, whilst you still can...

Min. Investment: £15,000
Driver Hire

Driver Hire

Run a successful recruitment business with Driver Hire where average net profit levels for the network annually exceed £100,000.

Min. Investment: £60,000
PetStay

PetStay

If you are a dog lover, then the PetStay franchise opportunity is for you.

Min. Investment: £9,995
Platinum Property Partners

Platinum Property Partners

By utilising your existing finances, we will help you to build a low-risk specialist property portfolio of appreciating assets.

Min. Investment: £300,000
MyDogsTrainer

MyDogsTrainer

MyDogsTrainer is looking to partner with dedicated driven individuals looking to be their own boss in the dog training world.

Min. Investment: £9,995

Franchise Spotlight: Personal Services

Personal services is an eclectic category where stock is usually not required and start-up costs and overheads are modest.

Personal service franchises span many categories, from tech service franchises to home service franchises

Provided to individuals, families or households, personal services are typically aimed at consumers rather than businesses. That said, something like business mentoring can qualify since you’re providing advice and training to business owners rather than a chunk of the workforce.

Services as disparate as pawnbroking and pet grooming meet these criteria too, whereas catering providers – hired to feed a large number of people at events – would not.

Sector overview

  • Service sector is the UK’s biggest industry, accounting for 70% of GDP
  • With no or little stock usually required, start-up costs, overheads and margins are often favourable
  • Franchise support infrastructure, including centralised marketing and lead generation, frees you to concentrate on delivering an exceptional service

There’s an abundance of choice in this category, with sectors including: 

A major benefit of services, as opposed to retail, is that you don’t need to buy, store and display stock. This lowers start-up costs and ongoing overheads while increasing margins.

The buyer of personal services instead pays for specialised skills – potentially at a premium where skills are in short supply – and exceptional customer service. This is where well-established franchises, with their proven formula and extensive franchisee support infrastructure, can come into their own.

Free of concerns around stock storage and display, you may not need large, expensive high street premises or any physical premises at all. This means some franchises offer the option to work from home.

Also unlike retailers, they’re immune to the Amazon effect. Indeed, service franchises have the scale to invest heavily in SEO, their websites and booking platforms to generate significant custom online.

Is a personal services franchise for me?

The attributes you need to thrive in personal services depends very much on the service and franchise system in question.

An interest in the field will be expected, but it’s actually uncommon to need previous experience in the industry itself. Comprehensive training will be provided as per the requirements of your role and those of your staff.

More likely a franchise will focus on your skills and attributes – often favouring those who are driven, entrepreneurial and effective communicators. But again, it all depends on the franchise in question.

Deciding which franchise suits your skills and character depends on several factors:

  • What you would enjoy and be interested in
  • What kind of working hours you favour. Dog sitting, for instance, typically offers flexible hours but weekends might be difficult to avoid; business mentoring is very much 9-5, Monday-Friday; while in-home care is a round-the-clock business (albeit you won’t necessarily work unsocial hours)
  • Whether you prefer a one-man band operation where you deliver the service yourself or prefer a sales/managerial role overseeing a team. The latter is usually a more expensive option
  • Current and projected demand for services provided. There is no substitute for patience and diligence when researching the market

The structure of personal services franchises

From business mentoring to in-home healthcare, custom across these eclectic sectors is usually generated through a mix of online and telephone bookings plus word-of-mouth referrals. 

In this area, the franchising model has considerable appeal. A well-established franchise will offer a trusted brand with a potentially nationwide or even international presence, and proven systems for generating leads in your exclusive territory. This frees you, the franchisee, to concentrate on delivering a great service and – if you have one – managing your team. 

The best franchises – and make sure you do your due diligence – have head office technical teams dedicated to SEO and upgrading the website, booking platforms and IT systems you use to run your business.

You should expect extensive training and ongoing support too. Within this ecosystem, your role is to faithfully follow a winning formula – providing you choose the right franchise.

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