New store opens as Easy Living Mobility’s franchise scheme gets off to a flying start
Having recently announced the launch of its franchise scheme, Easy Living Mobility has opened its first franchise-owned store after enjoying considerable interest from potential franchisees and major manufacturers.
Located in Wolverhampton’s Wulfrun Centre, the new store will see first-time franchisee Tom Skelding expand the retailer’s growing reach in the Midlands, which now consists of 11 mobility shops across the West Midlands and Staffordshire.
No stranger to the industry, having worked for a number of retailers within the sector and his father working for a major stairlift manufacturer in the UK, Tom will now use his experience to develop the new venture.
Launching its new scheme in February 2019, the company emphasised it was searching for franchisees with the “necessary skills, experience, energy and motivation” required to find success in a growingly competitive retail market.
Discussing the reception to its franchise scheme, Darren Legg, Franchise Development Manager for Easy Living Mobility, told THIIS: “Everything we have experienced so far has been exceptionally positive. We have had a substantial number of enquiries from potential franchisees and are confident in adding to our network in the not too distant future.
“All of the major manufacturers and suppliers have expressed their support towards helping our network to grow.”
Now with its first franchisee on board, the company will look to build on the momentum as it drives to be the become the major supplier of mobility products and services in the UK, however, says it is being careful how it grows.
“Ultimately, we will be national,” explained Darren.
“However, the main focus is, and will remain to be, about finding the right people for us to be in business with, as opposed to just adding in numbers.”
According to Darren, the foundations of Easy Living Mobility’s franchise model is built on finding the right people that are the right fit for the mobility industry.
“It’s totally about the people and how we look to develop them. That’s the core to our business, whether that be own employees or franchisees,” he noted.
“It’s about making sure we choose the right people who will ensure they give the levels of customer care we expect.”
As part of the franchisee onboarding process, Darren highlighted that all franchisees will receive an extensive training & education programme before launching their store, as well as continued development and support from both head office and Easy Living Mobility’s support team on the road.
“We would like to talk to anybody who feels that they need a change in their working life and are looking at moving themselves forwards,” finished Darren.
“If they want to discuss the opportunity in more detail, what area they are looking at and how they could use our Easy Payment Plan to finance it, then pick up the phone and let’s talk.”https://thiis.co.uk/new-store-opens-as-easy-living-mobilitys-franchise-scheme-gets-off-to-a-flying-start/https://i0.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Easy-Living-Mobility.jpg?fit=1000%2C658&ssl=1https://i0.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Easy-Living-Mobility.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1NewsroomRetailer NewsEasy Living Mobility,mobility franchise,Mobility retail,mobility retailer,mobility sector,mobility shop,mobility storeHaving recently announced the launch of its franchise scheme, Easy Living Mobility has opened its first franchise-owned store after enjoying considerable interest from potential franchisees and major manufacturers.Located in Wolverhampton’s Wulfrun Centre, the new store will see first-time franchisee Tom Skelding expand the retailer’s growing reach in the Midlands,...Sarah SarsbySarah Sarsbysarah@thiis.co.ukAdministratorTHIIS Magazine