Wow! What A Great Start To The Year It's Been!
From five to sixteen franchisees in just 12 months ...
Posted on: 13/02/2014 By: Claire Robinson
Extra Help have had a fantastic start to 2014. So far we've trained three new franchisees for Bedfordshire Central, Tyne Valley and North Kent. Sarah welcomed them in a previous blog post and you'll be hearing from them all shortly ...
It's been a great start to the year and we're on the lookout for our next franchisees!
Louise Pen-Collings and I attended two franchise exhibitions at the end of January; one in Swansea and one in Cardiff. Both were well attended and we got lots of new leads from people interested in the Extra Help franchise. We don't have anyone in Wales yet so would be great to get a couple up and running there!
The Plymouth franchise has also kept us on our toes. We've taken on five new clients over the last couple of weeks, proving there is a great need for our service out there. We're not the only ones with five new clients either - Leicester West and Milton Keynes have also been very busy in January.
This is what one client had to say about the Extra Help service:
"Before using Extra-Help I struggled to keep things clean and tidy at home as there are so many things I can no longer physically manage to do. Now, I no longer need to worry about housework and ironing as that gets done by my Extra Help helper.
I don't drive and find it difficult to use the buses, so as part of my weekly home help, I have a transport service which has really made me much more independent. Having help with shopping or just going out for lunch has meant I can do the things I want to do as opposed to what I used to make do with.
I have a lovely lady who is very friendly and reliable and I would recommend the service to anyone in need of a little help".
It really is lovely when we read comments like that; it's what Extra Help is all about!
Although we started off life as help for older people, we have evolved from there. Now providing domestic cleaning for everyone, housekeeping services for working professionals and help to new parents or Mums working from home and trying to juggle life and work! Extra Help is a real one stop shop - if you need a helping hand we can usually supply it!
Sarah and I have loved watching the business grow. We only started it just over three years ago and last May only had five franchisees. We now have 16! All our franchisees share the passion for helping people just like Sarah and I do.
If you'd like to know more about the services we offer, or if you would like to be our next franchisee, have a look at our website or give us a call on 0845 618 2904.
Until next time ...
Claire is a serial entrepreneur having successfully established a networking group, a magazine advertising company and a building contracting company over the past few years.
Now living in Cornwall and handling Extra Help operations countrywide, Claire has a passion for business and is determined to grow Extra Help into a nationwide brand.