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Mobility retailer has year-round demand for its products

Mobility retailer has year-round demand for its products

Ableworld has proven its business and franchise models are both viable and robust, whatever the circumstances

With approximately 750,000 people reaching retirement age each year, there’s a stable and increasing demand for the 800 products and services offered by Ableworld franchisees.

Mobility scooters, stairlifts, adjustable beds, wheelchairs and home aids have become increasingly needed in every part of the country and Ableworld’s mission is to help its customers live more comfortable and active lives as they get older.

Appreciated by customers

The company is a business bound together by empathy, caring, hard work and a dedication to service excellence that has never been more appreciated by its customers than in the last 12 months.

Due to the nature of the business, every store was granted permission to remain open, so Ableworld franchisees were in the enviable position of having complete business continuity throughout 2020.

While the year was not without some challenges, Ableworld has proven its business and franchise models are both viable and robust, whatever the circumstances. If this sounds like the kind of franchise opportunity you’d like to explore further, then you’re in luck, as Ableworld is actively looking for new franchisees across the UK.

Solving a problem

Like all great businesses, Ableworld was founded to provide the solution to a widespread problem. In 1998, experienced retailer Mike Williams was shocked by his own experience of shopping for mobility products for his father. The market was dominated by low-quality products being sold at hugely inflated prices to vulnerable people.

Mike saw the opportunity to build a different kind of business that would provide a professional, dignified and ethical service to those requiring quality mobility products and their families.

Today, with Mike still at the helm and 36 stores nationwide, Ableworld is the UK’s largest mobility retailer in an industry valued at around £1.5 billion annually. The company recently announced it intends to double the number of franchised retail stores in its network in the next five years.

An Ableworld franchise gives you two complementary income streams:

  • The retail outlet. A mobility superstore that sells a comprehensive range of products to help the elderly and disabled in their homes and outdoors.
  • The stairlift business, which uses only high quality branded equipment provides homeowners with a variety of life-changing options.

No previous experience of the mobility industry is needed as the company has a comprehensive training programme. Successful franchisees combine a desire to help others with their personal skills and the proven Ableworld franchise system to create a business that makes a difference in their community.

Realistically priced

Another piece of welcome news is that Ableworld franchises are realistically priced. Moreover, the company will help new franchisees to borrow any additional finance required by facilitating arrangements with the banks, which look positively on lending to franchisees because of their high success rates.

With a personal investment of just £25,000, you could have a business of your own in a sector that is flourishing and growing year on year.

While the success of any business depends on the owner’s ability to work hard and follow the system, Ableworld’s franchise model means franchisees can build a £1 million-plus turnover business with the reassurance of full training and ongoing support from this award-winning market leader.

At a glance Ableworld

Established:

2001

Number of outlets:

36

Location of outlets:

nationwide

Investment range:

£75,000-£80,000

Minimum capital required:

£25,000

Contact:

franchise@ableworld.co.uk. 01270 613599

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