Ableworld Franchisee Of The Year Reports Increased Turnover Of 28 Per Cent

Andy Rees pictured with store staff and MP Esther McVey Ableworld, the UK’s leading mobility retailer, is proud to announce the great success of their Birkenhead franchise. The expanding franchise network saw healthy growth, but Andy Rees (owner of Ableworld Birkenhead) stole the show, seeing like-for-like turnover compared to last year increase by 28%.

However, this massive increase in business came as no surprise to Franchise Director Paul Boniface: “Andy and his team have done a fantastic job in promoting themselves, the franchise network and the Ableworld brand over the last 12 months.”

The past year has been an exciting time for Rees' business, seeing store expansion, charity events and the installation of his new, innovative scooter surgery. In September the newly expanded store was officially opened by the then Minister for Disabled People, Esther McVey, attracting a lot of publicity and furthering Rees' ambition of making the store a “beacon of excellence for Mobility in the Wirral".

The mobility retail sector is expanding rapidly, and the Ableworld franchise offering allows driven individuals, like Rees, to run their own ethical retail business and capitalise on changing demographic trends.

With new opportunities and challenges each day, Rees is kept on his toes but is finding being his own boss very rewarding: “Of course it’s hard work but then so is working for someone else – the difference is that you get to create wealth for yourself and your family rather than someone else.”