To the east of Bristol lies a county that’s primed for a small business franchise to make its mark. There’s much to challenge and reward you there – a place that has one foot in the past, yet another firmly planted in the future of the UK’s service economy.
Wiltshire is known primarily for its heritage: there are more Roman, Norman and Saxon artefacts here than most museums combined! And, of course, it has the white horses of the rolling downs, as well as golf courses, fisheries and beautiful canals. It’s no wonder that half of Wiltshire has been declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
680,000 people reside in this leafy paradise. Swindon, the largest town, makes up close to a third of that number, whilst other places (including Salisbury and Chippenham) account for a more modest share. However, when you look beyond the green hills and peaceful market towns, there’s a lot for a franchise business to gain from this spread of land in the South West.
Economic regeneration is top of the local council’s agenda for the next decade or so. £200m has been earmarked for capital and revenue projects, helping land use, skills services and transport links gain a greater degree of momentum. Enterprise Wiltshire, the commercial arm, is looking to create 8,000 jobs and retain 6,000 in the area. Employers will be better equipped to fulfil their business’ potential before hiring Rainbow International for a long-term, specialist cleaning contract.
Yet, already, a franchise for sale in Wiltshire will find themselves presented with a diverse range of potential clients. More than 200 biotechnology organisations have made their home here; Public Health England’s centre in Porton Down is just one example of a huge medical research facility which requires specialist cleaning in order to remain efficient and functional. Tetricus Science Park continues the trend, whereas manufacturing sites such as Siemens Rail Automation in Chippenham give Rainbow teams added scope to their cleaning and restoration contracts. Alongside that, our business leaders can treat some of the stately homes in the region’s historical portfolio.
Buy a franchise in Wiltshire to work within a projected GVA of £16.1bn per year. This has shot up by 41% since the beginning of the 2010s, meaning a Rainbow franchise could have a lot to look forward to in the area. Book a call with our team to see where a Rainbow International branch can slot into this thriving professional scene!