Activ UK Suits Young Business Manager Wanting Part-time Enterprise

NHS business manager Paul Hanlon loves his day job but was looking for a second revenue stream which would not only boost his income but would offer a new challenge. Thanks to Activ UK -  the unique business opportunity which allows franchisees to earn every time someone clicks on their Activ UK local area website - he found just what he wanted.

Paul, who is from Leicestershire and has a Masters degree in business management, bought the Activ Oxford franchise a year ago and has seen the site’s traffic increase steadily.

He said: “It has trebled month on month for the past three months and is on target to do so again this month.”

The brainchild of Activ owners Simon Rickettn and Dillon Boivin,  Activ UK is  now the largest network of local area websites in the UK and partners with some of the world’s leading internet brands including Yahoo UK, EBay and

Launched in November 2008 it provides local people in  towns and villages across Britain with an online guide to everything in their area including local news, homes for sale, cars for sale, and activities taking place in their communities. There is even a section on how to save money by using local businesses

And Paul, who  is 26 and has no plans to give up his full time job in the NHS,  believes  this opportunity represents  an excellent opportunity for people like himself looking for an alternative business venture they can run themselves.

Thanks to ongoing assistance from  Activ Director Simon Rickett and his team, Paul has found he has plenty of time to concentrate on his career and take time out to pursue his other interests - including travelling to Old Trafford to watch Manchester United.

He said: “One of Activ UK's main advantages is its flexibility. I can work on my business whenever time allows, whether it’s for an hour in the morning before I leave for the office or for a few hours in the evening. It’s great to see how the site’s usage is increasing as more people find out about it. Activ UK suits my lifestyle and my friends, family and partner have been most supportive of the idea. I’d recommend it to anyone who is looking for a new challenge and a novel way of making some extra money but who is perhaps not at the stage of wanting to commit to a franchise full-time.”

Simon Rickett said that the popularity of Activ UK meant that  areas are being signed up fast, with people across the country keen to take on an opportunity which was  low risk, simple to understand, easy to run and offered good earnings potential.

He added: “There are so many advantages to taking on an Activ UK area, as Paul has discovered, and we are keen to hear from other prospective  entrepreneurs who may be interested in taking on another local area in Activ UK’s  expanding network.