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Kayakomat

Kayakomat

The automatic kayak & SUP rental station concept that is low risk, low investment and low effort. Min. Investment: £5,600
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Dating Agency

Dating Agency

The Dating Agency is an offline elite matchmaking and introductions franchise that works with highly successful and affluent clients to help them find love in a safe, secure, and confidential way. Min. Investment: £15,000
Right at Home

Right at Home

Your opportunity to deliver top quality homecare and companionship with superb support from an award-winning franchisor. Min. Investment: £40,000
Promedica24

Promedica24

Are you a passionate networker with commercial acumen? Are you passionate about adult care? Join us in our unique franchise as we deliver high quality live-in care at home.
Extra Help

Extra Help

Extra Help is a low-cost, high-returns franchise business that offers a flexible range of services. Min. Investment: £10,000
Ableworld

Ableworld

The UK’s leading retailer in the ever-growing mobility sector. You will operate a retail outlet selling motorised scooters and mobility aids Min. Investment: £50,000
Tan & Deliver

Tan & Deliver

A low overhead, high return on investment franchise that leads the sector. Tan & Deliver has seen franchisee expansion at a rate higher than most other Franchise Models. Min. Investment: £19,500
Cardea Healthcare

Cardea Healthcare

The business that makes a real difference to the lives of those in need of care and to your career. Min. Investment: £12,000
Apollo Care

Apollo Care

In joining the Apollo Care Family, you become part of a business with a 'heart' that, while making a healthy, competitive profit, is primarily about making a meaningful difference in people's lives. Min. Investment: £36,000
Kayakomat

Kayakomat

The automatic kayak & SUP rental station concept that is low risk, low investment and low effort. Min. Investment: £5,600
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FreeWater4U

FreeWater4U

The opportunity to energise your career by joining the eco-friendly franchise bringing fresh water to those who need it most. Min. Investment: £20,000
Caremark

Caremark

The Caremark brand operates in all home care markets. This is because we care passionately about people - all people!
Optic-Kleer

Optic-Kleer

Optic-Kleer is the UK’s leading car windscreen repair franchise. Established for over 30 years, this low investment, low-overhead franchise opportunity has a high ROI and serious scope for growth. Min. Investment: £9,999
Friends For Pets

Friends For Pets

Join this award-winning team of expert managers and pet carers and offer the highest standard of Pet Care to your local community
Visiting Angels

Visiting Angels

We’re the only care franchise that adopts a ‘carer-centric’ philosophy, ensuring our care givers are looked after so they can help those most in need. Min. Investment: £29,995
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: £50,000
Home Instead

Home Instead

The world's largest, most successful, non-medical companionship and home care franchise. Min. Investment: £110,000

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.

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.