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Ableworld Franchise Opportunity

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About Us

Ableworld is the largest mobility retailer in the UK providing products and services to the ever-growing elderly and disabled market. The trusted Ableworld brand was created in 2001 and since 2008 has been offered as the only bfa-registered mobility franchise in the sector.

The Market for Ableworld’s Products and Services

The market for mobility equipment is buoyant and growing. For example, take the number of people aged 65 and over; 11 million and set to rise by 50% in the next 20 years. Or take the number of people with a disability in the UK; at 9.4 million, this is approximately 18% of the population.

What do these numbers mean? To Ableworld and its network of franchisees, they represent the huge potential that exists in this fast growing sector. As the population ages and people live longer the need for products to help with mobility or illness increases; products such as stairlifts, rise-and-recline chairs, mobility scooters and a host of smaller aids to help people live more comfortable and active lives.

What will the franchisee’s job entail?

An Ableworld Franchise consists of a retail outlet and a stairlift business. For the retail side you can think of the job as similar to a specialist retail manager. Building trusted relationships and giving high levels of customer service before, during and after the sale.

On the stairlift side of the business franchisees will need to be able to quote, and install the equipment. An interest in light engineering or DIY is an advantage although full training will be given. Another option includes hiring an engineer if the franchise partner him/herself prefers to concentrate their efforts on the sales and management side.

As several of our franchise partners have proved a partnership of two people pooling their skills and experience works very well.

Franchise package

Some potential franchisees can be put off investing in retail franchises because of the high levels of minimum investment required. In contrast, an Ableworld Franchise is only £29,950 and the business can be started with as little at £75K.

Highlights of the Ableworld Franchise Package

  • Two income streams for the price of one
  • Exclusive use of the Ableworld™ brand within a generous protected area
  • A comprehensive Operations Manual
  • Full training on Ableworld products, systems and business
  • Advice on site selection
  • Help in negotiating the best property deal
  • Ableworld LinePlans© to organise your store
  • Marketing launch pack
  • Comprehensive Stationery pack
  • Help in arranging finance (up to 70% subject to status)
  • Training on accounting and setting up your business
  • Assistance in setting up your VAT and your first VAT return
  • Introduction to and acceptance by key industry accreditation bodies
  • Set up of accounts with suppliers
  • Intensive support during your first week
  • Twelve-week diary of steps to take when you first open
  • Highly experienced industry mentors to guide you
  • The back-up of a professional Head Office

The mobility industry is at a turning point and there will never be a better time to join in the inevitable growth of the sector and invest in the future with an Ableworld Franchise

Ableworld Case Studies

People Business

A commitment to first class customer service has proved a winner for specialist mobility retailer Ableworld

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Skin In The Game

Half of Ableworld’s 32 stores are company owned, while half have been opened under the franchise umbrella

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People Business

A commitment to first class customer service has proved a winner for specialist mobility retailer Ableworld

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One-Stop Shop

A commitment to first class customer service has proved a winner for specialist mobility retailer Ableworld

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People business

A commitment to first class customer service has proved a winner for specialist mobility retailer Ableworld

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On the move with the Ableworld franchise

Ableworld is nationally recognised as a trusted provider of mobility and homecare products

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Community Spirit

Leading mobility retailer Ableworld is at the heart of one of the fastest growing markets in the UK

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Ableworld franchise is making a difference

Ableworld franchisees provide a comprehensive range of mobility scooters, stairlifts, adjustable beds, wheelchairs and home aids to elderly and disabled people

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Trusted Brand

Ableworld offers a tried and tested franchise in a growing market

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Set Some Smart Goals

Looking to invest in a franchise and set some smart goals for the next 12 months? read on, Paul Boniface says

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Willing And Able

Gerald Roper looked at numerous franchises, but chose Ableworld after finding out the mobility retail industry was one of the UK’s fastest growing markets. Trevor Johnson reports

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Trusted Brand

Ableworld offers a growing franchise in a growing market

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Opportunity Knocks

Timing is a critical factor when choosing a business to invest in, as retail market leader Ableworld has proved

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