Explore the unique stories of Neighbourly franchise owners.
Our franchisees come from a range of different backgrounds but all share a common goal: to own a successful and profitable business. Hear from those who have used Neighbourly franchise systems and support to take control of their futures.
“I no longer wanted to work in a large corporate environment with the usual company politics especially at senior levels. But, starting a business from scratch on one’s own is not easy and high risk and so the franchise route is very appealing as it’s a proven business model that lowers usual start up risks and has ongoing support.”
Charmaine Nicholson was looking to apply her skills acquired from a successful career in retail to an established business. “I loved the idea of bringing together skills from my previous jobs to run my own business and felt that a franchise would offer me the support and structure I needed personally to start a business.”
At 28, George Beaty is the youngest franchise owner in the Countrywide Grounds Maintenance network. The Dorset based franchisee has achieved great heights in his first 4 years in business proving that if you’re good enough, you are most definitely old enough.
After overcoming two redundancies during the recession, Sarah decided to take matters into her own hands. In 2012 she started Bright & Beautiful Aylesbury & the Chilterns and has in turn created a business that is making a substantial difference within her community.
To some, the name Toni Hibbert may spark thoughts of a famous Everton footballer, however in a continued theme of success our Toni Hibbert is the proactive owner of Bright & Beautiful Derby. Starting a business was a natural progression for Toni, having enjoyed a successful career in the Health and Natural Products Industry
I had been thinking about retiring from sales for some time since I always felt that selling was very much a young person’s game. To grow a business for myself and particularly to have created something tangible that I could pass on to someone else really appealed to me, which is why I decided to start my own business.