Start a franchise in Wales: The happiest place in the country to work.

29/06/2018 08:00 | Start a business

Start a franchise in Wales

An important factor of workplace wellbeing is happiness. When you’re happy at work, there are many positive consequences. Happiness improves collaboration, innovation, and a drive to achieve common goals. On the other hand, if you’re unhappy at work, it can result in stress, reduced productivity, and increased absence rates.

How can you achieve workplace happiness?

According to Office Genie’s 2017 ‘Workplace Happiness Report’, you just have to find a job in Wales. Apparently, Welsh workers have an average happiness score of 3.77 out of 5, higher than any other part of the UK.

Now you've narrowed down the location, what type of job is likely to have the most significant impact on your wellbeing? Well, the report highlights that the more senior you are in a company, the happier you can expect to be. Unsurprisingly then, business owners are happiest. In fact, they’re a whopping 24% happier than junior members of staff.

And if possible, the icing on the cake of workplace happiness seems to be the ability to work from home. The report shows that a massive 78% believe that being able to work from the comfort of their own home improves their happiness hugely.

Franchise opportunities in Wales

So, the ‘Workplace Happiness Report' suggests that if you want to feel content in your job, then you should start a business in Wales which you can run from home. Thankfully, there are plenty of franchise companies in Wales that could unlock your key to happiness. Here are just a few home-based franchises for you to consider:


Ovenclean is a leader in its field and provides a welcome service to thousands of customers up and down the country. With over 100 franchises operating in the UK, Ovenclean puts the sparkle back into ovens, hobs and kitchen appliances. This is one of the best franchise opportunities for budding entrepreneurs who want a flexible, affordable franchise that provides a steady income.

You don’t need any experience to become an Ovenclean franchisee. In fact, you don’t need any prior knowledge of running a business either. This is because you’ll receive extensive training and support when you become a franchisee.

The franchise fee to start your own Ovenclean business is £14,995 plus VAT. But with the various pricing options that Ovenclean can offer, you'll only require a minimum investment of £10,000. Once you're up and running, how much you earn is up to you. You could turnover £60,000 or more per annum, depending on your ambition and how much time you’re willing to put in.

Photography for Little People

This photography franchise is perfect if you have a passion for capturing beautiful memories with your camera. Photography for Little People offers an exclusive service for customers to be photographed from the comfort of their own home. This is great for your customers who will feel more relaxed then if they were in a studio and, as with all home-based franchises, you don’t have the expense of renting expensive business premises either.

To join this franchise, you'll need to invest £15,000 plus VAT to start. Photography for Little People also provides you with £5,000 worth of camera and lighting equipment when you choose this franchise package. However, if you feel that this is one of the best franchise opportunities for you, but you can't afford this, there's a ‘photography only' package that you can choose and add the equipment on at a later date. Whichever package you choose, you'll receive all the photography training you need to make your business a success.

Promedica 24

This could be one of the ideal home-based franchises for you if you possess the compassion to work in the care sector. Promedica 24 supports individuals and their families to opt for ‘live-in’ care by giving them access to highly qualified care staff who visit their home.

With the average age of people in the UK continually rising, there is a need for quality health care now more than ever. Unlike some other care franchise companies, you won’t be responsible for visiting the homes of your clients, but you'll take a managerial role and oversee your franchise. The cost of the franchise fee and working capital is around £25,000, and this will pay for a business that will make an impact on your community as well as provide a financially stable future for your family.

The Financial Management Centre

As one of the leading accountancy businesses in the UK, the Financial Management Centre provides a flexible and affordable service to small business across the country. With SMEs (small- and medium-sized businesses) representing 99% of the UK's 5.4 million businesses, the market for financial management is robust. This is one of the best franchise opportunities for entrepreneurs with a good understanding of the SME sector with the desire to provide outstanding customer service.

The cost of setting up a Financial Management Centre finance franchise is relatively low, with a typical start-up fee of £20,000 and a minimum personal investment of £8,500. Because you have the choice of working from home or in an office, you'll also enjoy considerable flexibility while you manage and build your business.

Tubz Vending

Buying a Tubz franchise is ideal for anyone looking for franchise companies to invest in for the first time. Not only is Tubz affordable with franchise fees starting from just £3,000 but there are no ongoing management, marketing or royalty fees either. You can also choose to operate your franchise on a part-time or full-time basis.
Your responsibilities as a Tubz franchisee include finding high profile locations to site your vending machines and then keeping them stocked. It’s up to you if you want to expand your business as you become more established. If you choose to do this, you can employ staff to cover additional locations. It’s a simple concept with very few expenses and overheads so you can start making a profit from day one. There really is no limit to this opportunity.


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