Taking A View To… A Small Franchise Business In County Durham
As Rainbow continues to flourish, the number of franchise opportunities we can offer to budding entrepreneurs expands with it.
We provide specialist cleaning and restoration services all over the country, including County Durham. Boasting a population of over 800,000, this region is a mass of opportunity for businesses looking to take advantage of the area.
You should certainly look to take a view to buying a franchise in County Durham. Here, we explain just some of the reasons to snatch up this territory.
The abundance of things to do
There is definitely a plentiful and diverse range of things to do in County Durham. This fantastic region is home to award-winning museums including ‘Beamish – The Living Museum of the North’, as well as medieval castles such as Raby Castle. Durham Town Hall brings with it a strong heritage and use as an events venue, and there are numerous popular wedding venues located in this beautiful county.
There is also shopping, adventure and family-friendly attractions aplenty, as well as magnificence to be seen in nature at Hamsterley Forest. On top of this, food and drink is a central feature of County Durham; the recent success of the Bishop Auckland Food Festival has demonstrated the area’s local and diverse producers.
Aside from being such a popular tourist spot, Durham’s university has recently been ranked as the 6th best in the UK in the 2019 Complete University Guide. This shows that County Durham offers not just opportunities to target tourists, but the student market too.
The amount of support
In terms of assistance for new ventures, the Business Support Helpline is available for free business advice, and there are numerous specialist agencies that can offer Durham businesses their guidance. These include TEDCO, whose Star and Grow Programme provides pre- and post-start-up support to those considering setting up a business. Enterprise Revolution can also help with a number of aspects, including writing a business plan, marketing your business, and understanding and managing cash flow.
On top of this copious amount of support, there are four dedicated Enterprise Agencies for specific areas of County Durham, which offer localised services to assist with establishing and growing a business.
The UK weather provides opportunity
County Durham was severely hit by the ‘Beast from the East’, with the snow having a disastrous effect. The county is also just a 35-minute drive from Newcastle, where Storm Eleanor had a considerable impact. Roofs lost their tiles, walls and fences were destroyed, trees toppled over, and bins upturned to cause rubbish to litter the streets.
With no area of the UK safe from the extreme weather conditions that occur each year, County Durham’s close proximity to Newcastle will mean that there will be a significant need for specialist cleaning and restoration services when the next storm hits. If tourist and student hotspots are not up to scratch, County Durham could find itself losing custom. Local businesses need to ensure that this is not the case, and the services of a Rainbow franchise business will certainly come in handy.
Opportunities for a franchise business in County Durham
It is obvious that County Durham has a wealth of opportunity. Talk to us today for the chance to build a long-term, profitable franchise business in this region, and enjoy the benefits of having an established and trusted brand by your side.
We’re available on 01623 675185 if you’d like to learn more about the territory we have for sale in County Durham, or you can book a call with our team by visiting our Next Steps section.