Ableworld’s franchises have performed strongly in November posting a 16.5% rise in sales compared to the same month last year.
The group confirmed the like-for-like boost in franchise stores’ results on social media less than a week after announcing it will be opening its 34th store at the beginning of next month.
The new shop in Southport will be the fifth franchise site launched by its owner Barry Pearson.
Ableworld has expanded its presence this year, opening a store in Bournemouth, and has no intention of curbing its franchise growth any time soon.
Roughly half of Ableworld’s sites are franchises and franchise director Paul Boniface told AMP earlier this year that this part of the business has “grown dramatically”.
He said: “If you look at our five-year plan, we are predicting a two-thirds, one-third company in favour of franchises.”
A full Ableworld franchise fee is £29,950 for which partners get the two businesses, exclusive use of the Ableworld brand within a protected area, full support, including training, property, marketing and finance advice, and access to Ableworld products, systems and head office.