One of the most opportunity-rich franchise sectors is providing taxi services – as long as you are a competent and confident driver, or ready and able to manage staff who enjoy being behind the wheel.
One of the advantages of this particular franchise opportunity is that you can enter at whatever level suits you – from driving a car with your parent company’s livery and being a sole trader, to establishing your own call centre and building a fleet of vehicles.
It's a blossoming industry too.
According to the latest survey results available from the Department of Transport, the total number of licensed vehicle numbers has risen by 9.3% since 2013. New figures are due out late 2017 and these are expected to show that the taxi business is still a popular source of entrepreneurial opportunity and employment.
Taxi franchising is also one of the most ethnically diverse employment sectors in the UK, according to Office for National Statistics labour market data.
It's easy to think of taxis purely as vehicles used at the end of a night out when you have been drinking. However, this is a business sector that offers franchise arrangements across a range of different services. This includes airport transfers, luxury cars providing chauffeur services for companies and individuals, and health, social and education contracts. An increasing number of taxis provide wheelchair access and other specialist transport services. Some taxi companies offering franchise deals are based in specific regions, while others provide support packages anywhere in the UK. Pink Cab is one of the largest players in taxi franchising, Value Airport Deals is inviting approaches and Simply Cabs is also on the hunt for new franchisees.
Setting up a taxi firm with a franchise enables you to do deals and get support with vehicles and the technology needed to be competitive.
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