Friday, 8 July 2016

Domestic Angels Franchise Talk at Dorset Women in Business

On Wednesday 6th July Domestic Angels Franchising sponsored the first Dorset Women in Business Lunch Networking event at the Chocolate Hotel in Bournemouth centre.

Sam Acton & our Angels Management Team spoke about their business story to date and the exciting future for the franchising of Domestic Angels!

We were also treated to an entertaining talk and truffle sampling by Gerry Wilton, owner of the Chocolate hotel - there was even a chocolate fountain!

So if you, or anyone you know, might be interested in starting your own business? Take a look at the Domestic Angels Franchise Opportunity here;

 You can view all the photos from the event, on our Facebook page here;
Domestic Angels Networking Lunch Photographs

Monday, 20 June 2016

Domestic Angels to Sponsor Dorset Women in Business Event

Domestic Angels & Domestic Angels Franchising will be sponsoring the July lunch for the Dorset Women in Business on the 6th at the Chocolate Boutique Hotel in Bournemouth.

Dorset Women in Business (DWIB) is a fun & friendly female-only networking group covering most of Dorset through meetings in venues such as Wimborne, Bournemouth & Christchurch.

The Domestic Angels Team have been regular attendees at the Christchurch & Boscombe meetings for the past several years.

We are very excited about this one as Sam Acton and team from Domestic Angels will be speaking about our Franchise offering. The Angels are offering their business as a franchise to select local people who have great customer service skills and great corporate values. They will be telling you their story to date and about the franchise future. We have an enviable reputation in the industry and wider business community.

Tickets for this event can be purchased HERE

The Facebook event can be found HERE


Monday, 18 April 2016

Domestic Angels become EWIF members

Domestic Angels are very proud to announce we are now members of EWIF - Encouraging Women into Franchising

EWIF’s primary focus is to support women who are looking for a route into the franchise industry. Their franchise operations are keen to welcome more female franchisees to their networks

" Established in 2002, Domestic Angels helps people in their homes with housework, home help and holiday home changeovers. I founded the business as a lifestyle solution to generate income whilst allowing me to have the time I very much wanted for my family and myself. I am very happy to be able to offer the same solution and work-life balance to you via the Domestic Angels franchise.

As a management franchisee you will be able to share in the success of a very well established and award winning brand and business formula with the figures to back it up. Our tried and tested processes for client management, recruitment and employment will be available to you via our company intranet with our management experts on the end of the phone to support you at all times. Distance and residential training during induction will ensure you are familiar with these processes and systems. We will also be guiding you to develop your very own social media and PR strategy for a supercharged start in your very own business. Our social media and PR experts are keen to work with you to make you successful as is our customer service champion to help you be totally at ease with the Domestic Angels culture.

Being able to offer you the Domestic Angels franchise is a great honour and one that myself and my team are committed to delivering successfully in line with the cultural values we hold so very dearly.

I look forward to the opportunity of discussing your business and life plans and how Domestic Angels can make them a reality.

All the best, Samantha Acton
Founding Director at Domestic Angels (UK) Ltd and Domestic Angels Franchising Ltd"

Friday, 18 March 2016

The Benefits of a Franchise Business

New entrepreneurs have many important decisions to make, but one of the biggest is whether to start a business of their own creation as a sole proprietor or to purchase a franchise.

A franchise offers many advantages over a typical sole proprietorship that you may not have thought about.

A franchise business has higher likelihood of success because a proven business formula is in place, the products, services, and business operations have already been established. It also offers the independence of business ownership, but is supported by the benefits of a business network.
High Street Banks typically see franchise owners as having a lower risk of repayment default and are more likely to loan money.

The extensive training, education and support that a franchise offers are designed to bring franchisees up to speed on the most successful business methods for their business.

As you can see, doing business as a franchise gives the entrepreneur many advantages over the sole proprietorship approach to starting a business; thereby avoiding costly mistakes such as spending too much for equipment or developing an ineffective marketing campaign.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

How I'm turning my award-winning business into a franchise

A HOME business started by an award-winning Bournemouth woman is to become a franchise.

Samantha Acton set up domestic cleaning service Domestic Angels in 2002, when she was at home with a baby after being made redundant.

It now has around 20 staff and 138 clients, and provides around 1,000 hours of services a month.

Samantha became prominent in Dorset’s business world, winning the prize for Home Based Business at the Dorset Venus Awards in 2013 and chairing Southbourne On Sea Business Association.

She said: “As the founder of the company, I did exactly what new franchisees might be doing – setting up a business around my family, working from home and putting in the hours to suit me and my changing needs as my family grew.

“The franchise will allow others to grow their own business without the pain of establishing a brand or comprehensive processes required to run an effective business in the 21st century.”

The company offers services from regular housework to intensive spring cleans, as well as an element of home help for elderly clients needing more support.

Samantha has worked with advisers including Richard Holden, head of franchising at the Lloyds Banking Group; Dormen business mentor Martin Spooner; and Kim Rawson, a high performance mentor and company chairman.

Samantha said: “Our vision is to make Domestic Angels the number one regional franchise for domestic cleaning. We have worked really hard to create an incredibly attractive and affordable franchise package which we are confident will have significant appeal to potential business owners.”

She anticipates that potential franchisees at the launch stage could be in areas surrounding the Bournemouth-Poole conurbation, including Purbeck, Wimborne or the New Forest.

“We are looking for potential franchisees whose work ethic, vision and values match those of Domestic Angels – values that are based on family, community, trust and professionalism,” she said.

Get in touch
Anyone interested in learning more about becoming a franchisee and exploring the business and earnings potential, opportunities and support available is asked to contact Samantha Acton at Domestic Angels

Friday, 13 November 2015

Less than a week to go to Parliament Week!

It's less than 1 week until the Domestic Angels run #DoDemocracy Parliament Week event in Bournemouth.

Democracy in Action 2015

Sixty-six senior school students from across Bournemouth will meet at the Town Hall and take part in two debates with the support and participation of local and national politicians. The event content is designed and delivered by experts including Jim Attridge of Winton and Glenmoor Schools, Barry Bonds of Bournemouth School and members of the Bournemouth Council Democratic Services and Youth Services Teams.

On the day, the event will be supported and attended by Conor Burns MP, Tobias Ellwood MP, Lord Whitty, Cllrs Kelly, Crawford, Greene, Mayne and Wakefield. All politicians will take part in debates on an equal footing to the students with a vote concluding each topic. Proceedings will be chaired by the current Mayor of Bournemouth, Cllr John Adams.

Thank you to the amazing sponsors of this event; Domestic Angels, Bournemouth Chamber of Trade & Commerce, Bournemouth Council, Flavourfy and Kier

Booking & Attendance is by invitation only.

Friday 20 Nov 2015, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Meet Zoe, daughter of our very own Angel Simon Brewer

Meet Zoe, daughter of our very own Angel Simon Brewer. Simon says that employment with Domestic Angels "works out really well for school run times for both my son and daughter enabling me to be around for my children outside of school hours."
Simon is a single parent working part-time hours, "the team around me at Domestic Angels are great and always there for me, they understand what it is to be a working parent and are always supportive. They make it possible for me to be able to work and put my family first."

Charities report a big rise in the number of very young carers
Meet 6-year-old Zoe from Boscombe. She's what charities are calling a 'Surrogate Mummy', helping to look after her severely autistic brother and her Dad. Charities in the south are reporting a dramatic rise in the number of very young carers, who look after their parents and siblings. Some are as young as four. The rise is partly because there is better awareness of the issue. But charities who try to support young carers say they are also under greater strain
Posted by BBC South Today on Tuesday, 20 October 2015