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Will Brexit have an impact on franchise businesses?

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The UK’s decision to leave the European Union is undoubtedly having an impact on various aspects of the British economy, but franchisors like SureCare are continuing to thrive regardless.

It’s likely you’re probably feeling a bit bombarded by all the news and speculation that surrounds the looming Brexit deadline. With the UK set to leave the EU on 29 March 2019, both the government and the world of business are seeing frantic preparations being made for what might happen next.

However, there are many franchisors that don’t seem to be feeling the pressure as much. While looking ahead to successes in the near future, many franchise businesses are experiencing considerable progress today. Among them, SureCare continues to expand its network with new franchisees regularly coming on board and growing their operations.

The potential disruption

Since the 2016 referendum, Brexit has dominated the national conversation, with questions over the potential impacts popping up. Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen the value of the pound take a wobble along with uncertainties surrounding the status of EU nationals living and working in the UK, particularly in the healthcare sector.

Any business’ ability to be flexible, however, will be very valuable during the transition stage and in the years to follow. This flexibility will make it useful to adapt to any major changes as quickly and smoothly as possible, if and when necessary. At SureCare, how we provide various services for people – both young and old – allows us to focus on tailoring care packages for individuals with differing healthcare needs.

When it comes to our franchisees, our links with various major high streets banks and lenders help to secure funding for their new business. Many of these lenders have indicated that Brexit will not affect their decision-making on funding opportunities any time soon, so our prospective franchisees will still continue to benefit from great financial assistance in the early stages of their new venture.

Why SureCare will continue to flourish

Home care services are currently in a period of high demand, and this is set to continue for a long time into future. As our life expectancy improves, more people are living longer into old age, making elderly care one of the largest and most important services around.

On top of this, there is a growing trend for home care services to be delivered to clients in their own homes, as opposed to them having to move into a residential care setting. Receiving care at home helps people to maintain a sense of independence and contributes positively to their mental health and wellbeing.

To deliver SureCare’s unique brand of quality care services to people in their local communities, franchisees work alongside our head office team to source the best care workers in their areas. Through our collective determination and compassion for others, SureCare’s ability to grow across the country is expected to thrive, no matter what changes Brexit might bring.

Franchising with SureCare

Now in our 25th year in business, SureCare continues to go from strength to strength. We started off solely as a provider of home care services in the Chester area. However, as our workforce has developed over time – expanding our skillset, expertise and in-depth knowledge of the care sector – we’ve helped to bring these vital services to other parts of the UK too.

In order to do just that, SureCare relies on the help of our franchisees up and down the country. With those dedicated business owners operating local branches and employing enthusiastic care workers in their communities, we’re proud to see that more and more people are getting the right care and support they need.

The last few years in particular have been phenomenal for SureCare’s growth, as we’ve experienced a surge of many new franchisees joining our network. Today, over 45 franchises are in operation throughout the UK, and this expansion is showing no signs of slowing down with many more potential franchisees on the horizon.

If you’re thinking of starting a new home care business, why not speak to SureCare about a potential franchising opportunity?

Give our head office team a call on 01244 321 199 or send an email to and let’s discuss how we can help you.



"I started off as a carer and then worked as a manager in the office of a care franchise, so I chose a franchise when I decided to start my own business. Care is heavily regulated and when I started the regulations were in flux, so I wanted the support of a franchisor. I’ve now got about 100 service users and have built up a team of 40 staff. I need much less franchisor support now, but it’s always there if needed and I talk regularly with other franchisees. We swap tips, advice and ideas so the franchise comes with a useful network."

Anne Anyon, Preston & South Ribble

"I don’t come from a care background, but became interested in running a business in this sector after caring for my grandfather. I saw how difficult it is for older people to continue to live on their own without day-to-day support. I like the ethos of SureCare, which is all about providing clients with the highest possible quality of care. It allows me to run my own successful business while also giving back to the community."

Amrit Dhaliwal, Oxfordshire