Claire Thompson
March 1, 2021

St David’s Day: Looking to start a fabulous business in Wales?

It’s St David’s Day, a day to celebrate the national patron of Wales. Whether you mark the day by wearing one of the national emblems of Wales (a leek or daffodil), or by flying the Welsh flag or the St David’s flag, or even dressing up in traditional costume.

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus" (Happy St David’s Day), to all our Welsh readers.

Wales has suddenly found itself a property hotspot, as people reassess their way of life under COVID. Demand for family homes with gardens and extra space for home working continues to rise, and Wales delivers this, with a fabulous backdrop.  

The country, whilst small, packs a big punch. It boasts 1,370 miles (2,205 km) of coastline, which increases to 1,680 mi (2,704 km) if you include the coasts of the Isle of Anglesey and Holy Island.

There are three mountain ranges in Wales: Snowdonia (with 15 peaks over 900 m high); the Cambrian Mountains (spanning the three counties of Powys, Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire); and the Brecon Beacons, which include the Black Mountain Range, the Black Mountains (not the same thing!), and Fforest Fawr.

Although most Welsh people (4/5) live in bigger urban conurbations, there is plenty of countryside - there are four times as many sheep as people in Wales. The country also apparently has more castles in one country than any other in the world. And many in Wales will tell you proudly that they probably have the best rugby – and craft beers - in the World. (Personally, the Welsh Cakes and fudge are a huge attraction!)

Although wages in Wales stand at around 91.5% of the average for the UK, the average price for property in Wales stood at £161,719 at the end of last year, compared to a national average of £251,500, (64.3%) making for a considerably better standard of living for anyone with a mortgage.

So why would we at easyStorage be behaving like the Welsh Tourist Board?

If you are looking for a great business opportunity, we have one for you this St David’s Day – an easyStorage franchise in South Wales.

We are currently searching for the right franchisee to cover our fantastic South Wales territory, covering from Newport, through the Gower Peninsula and along to St Davids in Pembrokeshire. It is one and a half times the size of most territories at 900,00 plus properties (a ‘standard’ territory is 600,000 properties)

(North Wales is easier to serve with the North West of England.)

About the easyStorage Franchise in Wales

This is not an opportunity for just anyone. easyStorage demands smart, ambitious, empathetic people ready to commit to providing a great service as part of the familiar ‘easy’ brand, prepared to live up to the ‘easy’ values. And they must live within the franchise area.

The easyStorage model means a fabulous self-storage service at around half of the price of traditional self-storage. This happens through great, simple, technology, systems and processes. It means keeping our customer reviews excellent and having the best people on board.

The franchise idea was first pitched to Sir Stelios in 2017, and after the first pilot (in 2018), the first franchisees joined in 2019.  They run their own businesses, backed by easyStorage technology and a great customer service team which supports customers and franchisees alike.

We are well aware that no-one’s going to sign up just on the basis of a blog, so to be in touch to find out more, and even to book up on a discovery day. You can find out more here

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus.

Claire Thompson

Claire joined the easyStorage family as a blogger in August 2020 and is loving it! Her passions include writing and learning, and with easyStorage she’s learning new things fast. When not tapping at a keyboard she can be found renovating an old cottage, despite having inherited a complete lack of DIY skills from her father. She has two children, now grown up, and a dopey, loving Vizler (dog), Chester, who steadfastly refuses to do the same. She claims he’s her soulmate!

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