Franchise opportunities in Iberia

THE TIME for You franchise is moving into Europe in 2006, as one of its most successful franchises prepares to expand.

Karen and Peter Williams have run the Shropshire branch of the Time for You cleaning franchise since 2003, but are now taking the operation into Portugal and Spain to build on their success and introduce the brand to Europe.

Karen believes that there are great opportunities for the franchise abroad, not only for building the client base, but also for ex-pats who aren’t quite ready to retire yet.

“Although living in the sun is a dream for many people, getting used to the reality can be difficult. For people who have worked for their whole lives, relocating and getting used to a lifestyle change can take some adjustment and many people feel that they need to keep busy, or need to secure an income to fulfil their relocation dreams. Running a Time for You franchise is the perfect opportunity for ex-pats who are not quite ready or able to retire yet. A franchise allows you to build your business at your own pace, and with the support of head office to encourage and help you,” Karen says.

Karen and Peter are also positive about the opportunities for new franchisees in each of the regions.

Peter continues: “Our frequent trips to Spain and Portugal, and the research we’ve done, have made a strong case for the establishment of an organised and managed cleaning service in Europe. There are a significant number of ex-pats living in Spain and Portugal, and people living in these areas need a reliable cleaning service, with dedicated cleaners they can trust, hired through an established, well known and respected company. All our UK cleaners are security checked and interviewed in person, to ensure that they are suitable, and we will be continuing that practice in our new businesses.”

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