Name: Croash Robinson
Franchise: World Options, East Midlands
Franchise Start Date: 2017
"Before I became a World Options franchisee, I had previously owned a franchise within the care recruitment industry for 18 years. But for me the market changed in that industry, it became very saturated with the amount of care agencies who were all fighting for the same business. With a lot more, competitors it became difficult, the profit margins disappeared, and I was working long tiring hours with little reward. So, I decided to explore other franchise business opportunities and came across World Options.
I liked the sound of World Options because it is a streamlined business. You provide an online courier delivery service to businesses. Most businesses need to arrange deliveries and courier services, so there is a huge market that require this service. It also seemed simple and less HR intensive, you don’t really need to hire lots of people and you just run the business online and speak to customers. I also felt this would make it a less stressful business to run, no need to worry about managing staff or paying wages, you just run the business yourself and can make a good profit from that alone.
When I had a meeting with the Directors at World Options and the rest of the team I got a very good feeling from the people who run the company and that World Options was a good organisation with the potential to build a profitable business. So, I sold my previous franchise business in the care recruitment industry and bought a World Options franchise.
The training and support was great, I had 3 days training at the World Options support centre. Then after that I had 6 support days in the field from other World Options franchisees. The support days are when an existing franchisee or training and development manager will visit you and take you out to visit potential customers and give you additional practical training, advice, support and guidance. All of which prepared me for running my own franchise.
Becoming a World Options franchisee has changed my life, my business and life is less stressful. I was more stressed running my previous business. I feel a lot more relaxed, I have more free time and a better work like balance, the World Options franchise works much better for me.
I am very happy with my life now. I measure success by how financially comfortable I am. I’ve been a World Options franchise owner for about a year now, things have grown steadily and if I keep at it I can see the business will keep growing.
After one year I can honestly say I would sign-up to the franchise again, it was a good decision and I have no regrets."
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Read below for testimonials from seven happy and successful World Options franchisees.
Mike Lowe's success as a World Options franchisee has come from true grit and determination.
Simon Douglas became a World Options franchisee in November 2014.
Phil Kershaw is one of the newer franchisees to the World Options Franchise network.
Richard Ormerod is one of World Options’ most successful franchisees, and a walking talking advert for their business model.
Mike Lowe joined World Options in 2012 and hasn't looked back since!
World Options had a business model that Kelvin Troy was impressed with.
Philippe has held his World Options business for a year now, and with over 100 customers already, his business is still growing fast.
Meet the latest World Options franchisee, Richard who has just joined along with his wife Charlotte and they are immensely excited about building a great business
I work flexible hours with minimum overheads, my business is going well, what more could I ask for.Paul Banton-Forbes: Franchisee - Bromley
Our business just keeps growing and now we are enjoying the life changing financial rewards this brings.Izabela & John Drake: Franchisees - Bournemouth
Becoming a World Options franchisee is the best decision I’ve ever made, I highly recommend the opportunity.Lucky Chana: Franchisee - Leicester
Dedicated ongoing support and training through a team committed to excellence.
Multiple carrier options offering customers superior savings and all invoiced from one company.
Unique online solutions.