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Highly Profitable Social Transport Business Franchising In Durham For Sale

Durham City, County Durham, UK
Asking Price:
£1M - £5M
Net Profit:
£100K - £250K

Welcome to the Hobans Social Transportation franchise opportunity!

Currently, local authorities across the UK spend more than £3bn on providing personal transportation services to schools and for adult social care, with the demand growing every year.

There are several factors behind this, such as increased diagnoses of special education needs, oversubscribed schools leading to longer distances, and a legal obligation to ensure safe transportation to school for every child in the UK. In addition, the aging population means more adult social care appointments at the like of dementia daycare centres.

Hobans is inviting individuals to manage a team of drivers to get children to school in your area. There is profit potential for up to £200k once your area is established, and Hobans will be the driving force behind winning 100% of your transport contracts.

How your Hobans franchise works

One of the most appealing aspects of this franchise is that Hobans are responsible for winning all your contracts with the Local Authorities. They will teach you everything they have learned in the 7 territories that this business model has been deployed in. This includes how to recruit a pipeline of drivers and handle the day-to-day operation to ensure the service is delivered smoothly.

Hobans has years of experience in this sector (they recently celebrated their 100th birthday!) and they have thought of every detail. This includes their own pioneering app-based tracking system, which will make your role even easier.

Based on the pilot areas so far, we expect franchisees to make net profits up to £200,000 for one of our Platinum territories priced at £30k. For those wishing to dip their toes initially, we have smaller territories at £10k and £20k.

Similarly, there is potential for more ambitious operators to buy neighbouring territories just as soon as their first is up and running. We are confident that a multi-territory operator can earn a 7-figure net profit margin and, at the same time, deliver a highly valued service to their community.

We can help fund your franchise

100% Unsecured Government Funding Is Available.

If you need access to external finance, we can help you through our association with Lime Licensing Group and their contacts with the Government start-up loans scheme. Funded through the British Business Bank, this is an unsecured loan that can fund up to £25,000 per person involved in the business, up to a maximum of £100,000. A key benefit of this type of funding is that it is unsecured, which means your assets are always safe.

The franchise includes a comprehensive training and mentoring package, which begins as soon as you are ready to commence business.

Training and support provided

Buying into a Hobans franchise means you immediately become our exclusive transportation supplier for a specific Local Authority. We continually bid for more driving contracts for you, ensuring all are at rates that fit the profitability model.

Hobans has a track record of success in the specialist transportation industry, with a system that can be replicated anywhere in the country. This means you can focus on delivering the high-quality service that Hobans is renowned for without worrying about securing new business.

Our role is to teach you how to prepare, launch, and establish your franchise. Even though our business appears to have a relatively simple format, there are important lessons to learn. Your initial training will be for 4 days and part of this will be done at our tech-led head office in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

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Property Information


Initially this is a work from home venture, you may choose to expand into a small office later.

Premises Details:

No premises needed

Business Operation

Expansion Potential:

Franchisees can buy neighbouring territories to generate a 7 figure net profit.

Years established:
100 Years

Other Information

Support & training:

Full training provided at head office with ongoing support

Financing available:

A popular method of finance is the Government Backed Start-up Loan, we have contacts that can help through this process

Home based:
This business can be run from home.