If you want a new business venture with growth potential, that is both highly traditional and contemporary, classic and creative, look no further than the UK furniture trade. This sector is worth over £8 billion and has enjoyed substantial expansion recently thanks to an increasing British tendency to 'improve, not move'. In a 12 month period, the kitchen furniture sector alone increased to over £1.6 billion. There is also a thriving marketplace for office and shop furniture, which increased in value by an impressive 18% in a three year period.
Though the furniture trade is in good health, smaller, independent businesses disappear far too regularly. If you are considering launching a start-up venture in home or commercial furniture manufacture, supply or repairs, then the franchise route offers a strong start and a chance of thriving, not just surviving. That’s because franchising offers your a tried and trusted business model, and preferential product supply created by the parent company's buying power. Franchisers also offer immeasurable valuable training and management help, and all of the technology that is so vital to any furniture enterprise these days.
Whatever niche in the market you hope to fill, there is likely to be a franchiser happy to give you a solid start. For example, Furniture Franchise Ltd offers various entry levels for entrepreneurs. Onit is a major cross-productfurniture retailer seeking new franchise partners. A more specialist option would be BoConcept, a venture that creates modern living spaces based on a creative concept. While Furniture Medic offers franchisees a domestic and commercial furniture repair and restoration business. It focuses on repairing all leather items – not just furniture but also car interiors and golf bags, for example.
For a furniture franchise that is built to last, contact us to be matched with partner organisations that suit your particular ambitions.