Whether for expensive, delicate garments, or simply taking care of day-to-day laundry for those who don't have washing machines, dry cleaning is booming in Britain.
The dry cleaning industry is estimated to be worth over £1 billion a year, and with a 0.7% growth rate year on year, new dry cleaners are emerging everywhere to meet increasingly high demand in the UK. Over 31,700 people in the UK are employed by dry cleaners in more than 3,000 businesses - but as an essential service required by every community, there's plenty of capacity for more - leading to the continued and steady growth that we've seen.
With laundry collections and deliveries, the industry is continuing to innovate to reach out to more and more customers, and improved economic conditions in the UK have helped to drive a significant increase in business. Getting a dry cleaning franchise is a great way to get into one of the most reliable markets in the UK. The independence of running your own business is combined with the security and branding of a larger group, giving you the best of both worlds and allowing you to concentrate on the day to day running of your business.
Dry cleaners that meet environmental standards are eligible for significant tax breaks, gaining 90% off the Climate Change Levy on electricity and 65% off gas. The industry is full of a wide variety of opportunities, whether it's fulfilling a demand for a small community or competing in a larger area - wherever there is disposable cash, dry cleaners have been able to profit.
Enquire today about how you could start up your own dry cleaning franchise and make headway in a competitive, but highly profitable environment. With the security of a larger group behind your own drive and innovation, the sky's the limit.