Ableworld UK Ltd

  • Membership: Associate
  • Sector: Retail
  • Contact: Paul Boniface QFP
  • Email: paul.boniface@ableworld.co.uk
  • Tel: 01270627185
  • Location: Stapeley Technology Park, London Road, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 7JW, UK

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Company Overview

Ableworld provides much-needed products and services for the growing elderly and disabled market through its network of mobility superstores located across the UK. They sell quality products such as mobility scooters, wheelchairs, riser-recliner chairs and stairlifts at affordable prices which help their customers live more comfortable and active lives.

Franchise Overview

Ableworld was founded in 2001 and grew via organic growth before awarding its first franchise in 2008. The network currently consists of 30 retail outlets, of which 18 are franchisee-owned, making it the largest retail mobility chain in the country.

Ableworld aims to have at least 60-70 mobility superstores across the UK by 2019 to capitalise on the demographic, economic and social trends driving the mobility sector forward.

Key Information

  • Network Size: 26-50 units
  • Franchise Type: Opportunity for both management and job
  • Typical Start-up Cost: £70-75,000
  • Minimum Personal Investment: £35-40,000
  • Franchise Location: Retail unit
  • Market: B2C

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Training

AbleworldTraining is tailored to the needs of the individual. Ableworld’s seven-week, highly practical training programme is supplemented by ongoing training and advice on all aspects of the business. The company’s trainers are all experienced mobility retail and business managers.

Daily Life of a Franchisee

Operating the franchise includes managing a retail mobility store and, on the stairlift side of the business, quoting and installing stairlift products. Full training is given on both roles to the franchisee or their employee(s).

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