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National mobility retail chain Ableworld has been ranked among the top 50 franchised businesses in Elite Franchise magazine’s newly-published and prestigious list.

The retailer, which boasts branches across the UK, continued trading throughout the pandemic disruption and launched new stores during the year, taking its store portfolio to 36.

Currently boasting 14 franchises, Ableworld ranked 46th out of the top 100 UK franchises for 2021. In particular, Elite Franchise highlighted the company’s proven franchise model, attractive market conditions and the opportunity to build a profitable long-term business.

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Mike Williams, Managing Director of Ableworld, commented: “We are honoured to be recognised in the top 50 franchises in the UK, especially considering the difficult year everyone has had.

“Retail has suffered with the pandemic as the government insisted retailers close their doors in the fight against coronavirus. Being a retailer providing essential equipment to vulnerable people, all of our stores remained open through the pandemic to help support our local communities.”

Alongside making it into the top 50 rankings, the mobility and stairlift company also featured as the publication’s third-best bricks and mortar retailer in the UK.

“We are proud of all of our team members, business owners, and support staff for continuing to provide the best possible service to our customers through this difficult time,” continued Mike.

“Many of our customers live with incontinence, struggle to manage the stairs or sleep in a chair if they do not have the strength to get up so we knew we needed to continue to support people as much as we could.”

The franchise industry employs more than 700,000+ people throughout the UK and plays a key role in the economy’s prosperity. Elite Franchise Top 100 celebrates the industry’s leading franchises, taking into account key criteria, such as growth prospect, as well as companies’ response to the pandemic.

“Being recognised as one of the best retail franchise businesses in the UK and the third-best bricks and mortar retailer is a huge achievement for Ableworld, as we know that helping people live more independently means so much to so many people,” added Mike.

“We want to take the opportunity to send our best wishes to everyone for a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.”

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