Ambience Venue Styling
Restyle Your Career with a Franchise Opportunity from Ambience Venue Styling
Ambience Venue Styling is a professional franchise network offering enthusiastic and creative people the opportunity to start their own business in a low risk way within the lucrative wedding industry. We have expanded quickly over the last 5 years by offering a high quality venue styling service ranging from the supply of chair covers and sashes right through to table and venue decorations. Ambience is the UKs largest venue styling network in the UK.
Whilst we are a young and progressive network we have seen great success since our launch in 2007 and are proud to have 40 franchisees now operating across the United Kingdom.
We quickly outgrew our local area of coverage in and around the north of the UK and appointed franchisees to help us deal with higher levels of business. However, we are still turning business away business from other regions and receive a steady stream of leads via our website and our national marketing activities so we urgently need to appoint franchisees to manage these areas and join our team.
It's a fun business, which is home based and flexible. If you are good with people, enjoy fabrics and fashion and want to develop your creative side then this is the opportunity you are looking for!
We urgently need enthusiastic franchisees to manage their own local area and replicate our business model with our full support. We currently have 40 occupied franchised areas spread around the country and several new areas scheduled to go "live" in the coming months, so by joining us you'll be in business for yourself, but you certainly won't be by yourself.
What is Venue Styling?
Venue styling is a relatively immature market which offers our franchisees a fantastic opportunity to develop a highly successful business in a growing marketplace.
We are the interior designers of the wedding industry providing brides with a high quality personal styling service at an affordable cost. We style wedding venues for our brides using co-ordinated table linen, napkins, chair covers, sashes, table decorations, centre pieces and accessories to help deliver a bride's vision for her special day.
Why Should You Consider Becoming a Franchisee?
Our franchisees benefit from operating their own niche business in a growing market place so although there are some competitors we are busier than ever! The business model offers very high expansion potential either by continuing to directly operate the business yourself or through managing staff.
An added financial benefit of our franchise to working parents is the child care cost savings that can be achieved due to the hours of work. UK statistics show that around 33% of a working parents income is spent on child care costs and those costs continue to escalate.
The Best Bits About Ambience
We are the UK's premier wedding franchise. Here are the best bits about our franchise.
Positive Industry : Weddings are happy events and our franchisees genuinely feel that they are contributing something of value to brides.
Exclusive Territory: We operate our franchise on an exclusive territory basis to allow our franchisees to build their business in their local area without competition from other Ambience franchisees.
Control of Your Own Destiny: You will be in business for yourself but using a proven business model that 40 people are already operating successfully.
Training and Support: On purchasing this franchise you will receive an initial 2 day training course at Ambience's head office plus on-going training and support which is invaluable for a small business owner. With our support you will learn how to become a professional venue stylist and a successful small business owner.
Financially Rewarding: Our highly efficient business model ensures that you can operate a financially rewarding business.
Is Ambience Right For You?
In order to make a successful Ambience franchisee you will need to be a people person who is enthusiastic, creative and determined. You will need to be flexible with your work patterns (our franchisees find this a big plus particularly when moving from an employed position). You will need to work some weekends (usually Saturday mornings) and quite often meet with brides on an evening.
Training and Support
Our management has a strong business background and provides first class small business skills training and mentoring as well as practical guidance on how to replicate our success in your region.
Who Are We Looking For?
We are looking for hard-working, creative and enthusiastic individuals to help expand and develop our business. If you think you would be suited to this franchise opportunity, then we want to hear from you.
New Territories Still Available
Our expansion since 2007 has been rapid with 40 franchisees now within our network. However, opportunities do still exist to join our team in the following areas but hurry as demand for our franchise is strong: Basingstoke, Blackpool, Bournemouth, Brighton and Eastbourne, Cheshire, Chester and the Wirral, Chesterfield and Newark, Cornwall, Crawley and West Sussex, Derbyshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Essex (North), Essex (South), Herefordshire and Worcestershire, Hertfordshire, Highlands, Leicester, Liverpool, London (North East), London (South East), Mid Wales, Middlesex, North Wales, Reading, South West Lancashire, Southampton and Winchester, St Helens and Widnes, Swansea, Tayside.
What our franchisees say about our franchise…
Before buying the Ambience (York) Franchise I worked in high volume customer service environments. I worked as a Team Manager and Operations Managers in these areas so I am used to working at a fast pace.
After being made redundant I decided that I wanted to do something for myself, ideally from home and where I could utilise my customer service skills too. This is when I found Ambience Venue Styling....
I found that Ambience and working within this industry utilised these skills and I have not looked back. I bought the business three years ago and have gradually built it up and now have various contracts at hotels in York and over 200 bookings in 2011. It has been hard work but I have had lots of support all the way.
I have found the benefits of working within a Franchise to be excellent, the support we have within the network and from our Head Office is fantastic, we all pull together as a team.
I love the freedom of working for myself and yet having the back up of excellent people around me.
It has been the best move I ever made.
Ambience Venue Styling (York)
Joined the network July 2009
Ambience Venue Styling has afforded both my husband and I the change of lifestyle we were both looking for. Back in 2008 I was ready for a fresh challenge and my husband, Gareth, was disillusioned with his current employment.
By being a franchisee we are able to structure our time according to the demands of both the business and our personal life which in turn has enabled us to spend more time with our son. Although we are independent franchisees we have found that each of us brings something different to the business which has enabled us to compensate for each other’s weaknesses whilst exploiting the other’s strengths.
Over the course of the last three years we have visited some truly stunning venues and been fortunate to work with some wonderful people. We enjoy the variety of events we are involved in from weddings and anniversary’s to baby naming ceremonies and prom nights.
Both of us have found it to be extremely rewarding and the feedback we receive makes it all worthwhile.
Ambience Venue Styling (Edinburgh)
Joined the network April 2008
I have owned the Leeds area of Ambience for over two years now and I’m delighted with how the business has grown. Our Head Office has been a huge support during that time including last minute stock requests, advice on business growth, new product development and motivation at our annual conference.
Ambience Venue Styling (Leeds)
Joined the network April 2012