Franchise opportunities in... Rotherham

Why choose Rotherham as a place to run your Franchise?

Rotherham is surprisingly quite a tourism hotspot thanks to its many museums, Magna Science Adventure Centre, heritage, history and places of interests. This busy city is situated in South-Yorkshire and just north of Sheffield, another very large, populated city. Rotherham itself is home to 109,000 people and has got a fantastic geographical position when setting up base. 

Sheffield is around 20 minutes away, Doncaster being just over 30 minutes away and Leeds just being under 50 minutes. With quick links on the M1 to get around the North, this area is a doddle to commute if it was a necessary. If you require to use public transport, then the area is also rife with buses and trains to connect you from city to city. Trains leave regularly and buses are just as efficient. 

Are there suitable areas in Rotherham for me to start-up a Franchise?

With Rotherham being perfectly placed, it has got lots of areas that you can look to start up your business in from places that will see a lot of the general public to top of the range offices in picturesque locations. 

Here are a few examples:

  • Sheffield Business Park – This business park is the crème of the crop in terms of what you get and where you are. Located alongside the M1 (near the J33 & J34 in under 5 minutes), this complex is already home to over 2,000 jobs through its multitude of companies. There are cafes, nursery, conference rooms onsite with the Mercure Hotel and Meadowhall shopping centres only 5 minutes away.
  • Parkgate Shopping Park – This retail park is in the North of Rotherham, with over 30 companies already occupying their place in this busy park. A great venue for a variety of franchises, you will see a steady flow of people throughout the year with bigger clientele in summer seasons.

What kind of support will I receive in Rotherham?

When looking to start your franchise journey, it is always helpful get a helping hand especially when it comes to finance. 

In Rotherham, you can look to receive this from the following:

  • InvestRotherham – This scheme helps new businesses with many of their potential issues from finance and bookkeeping to marketing and branding, employing people and the boring legal stuff! They provide plenty of experts in their designated field and have workshops where you can hone your own skills 
  • Rotherham Council – Due to COVID restrictions and guidelines there is plenty of support out there for businesses who are struggling financially and need the relief payments that have been set up. There are many different grants depending on what sector you are in so be sure to check out which grant applies best to you.

This accompanies any support that you will naturally receive from your Franchisor. Rotherham is a great prospect for those who are wanting a business that will thrive in a populated area. With plenty of areas to start up and a great location geographically, it is very appealing for anyone interested.