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World Options Case Study
It only took Catherine Tuner six months to build her World Options business into a lucrative one and she now has around 90 regular customers within an hour’s radius of her home town of Preston.
Franchise Information
  • BFA Membership StatusFull
  • UK Years Established5 years
  • Current UK Coverage45%
  • Franchisee Support Staff25
  • Personal Investment Req.£15,000 approx
  • Total Startup Cost£29,995 approx
  • Home-based business locationYes
  • Business to business servicesYes
  • Franchisee operates individuallyYes
Next Steps

Catherine Turner was World Options’ first franchisee, having invested back in June 2012

Catherine was World Options’ first franchisee, having invested in it back in June 2012. However, she didn’t begin working in earnest until September as she and her family promptly went off for the holiday of a lifetime; a month touring the USA.

World Options - Catherine TurnerCatherine’s background is as an illustrator. Her degree was in Scientific Illustration and before World Options, she was a freelance illustrator for architects and the like, drawing detailed representations of plans. This role suited Catherine while bringing up her children as she was able to work from home.

A few years ago Catherine decided that she wanted to contribute more to the family finances, and franchising seemed the way to go. What she wanted was the ability to work from home; have flexible working hours in order to attend her children’s school plays and sports’ days; be her own boss and something that would yield enough money for a comfortable lifestyle. Having looked at other franchises, Catherine and her husband chose World Options.

Catherine now has around 90 regular customers and she aims for ten new ones each month. Most of her customers are within an hour’s radius of her home town of Preston. This was a conscious decision early on in her franchising career, as Catherine enjoys personal contact, always tries to meet with new customers and likes building relationships with them. She is quite clear that working from home can sometimes be lonely, and building these relationships ensures that this certainly isn’t the case with her.

The Portal is the single most important factor that makes World Options stand out as a franchiser, in Catherine’s opinion. In fact one of her long-term customers recently remarked "Oh Catherine, I love my Portal!"The simplicity of it, the ability to have one log in for multiple courier services and its many functions really does save users so much time. Time that could be better spent in their own businesses.

It only took Catherine six months to build her business into a lucrative one, bringing in what she refers to as 'a good income'. With a sound collection of regular clients, her business runs so well that if she takes a fortnight’s holiday, there is no loss of income whatsoever. Another added benefit to Catherine is the lack of expensive overheads. A computer at home is her office, and a mobile phone with internet connection means never having to miss a client’s call when she’s out and about.

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Couple who faced redundancy, find business success!Couple who faced redundancy, find business success!

Lucky Chana and wife Sil Chana took the leap of faith and bought a World Options Franchise.

Just 3 years in business with World Options and earning up to 400K+ a year!Just 3 years in business with World Options and earning up to 400K+ a year!

How did they do it? Hear from World Options franchisees Simon Douglas and Catherine Turner....

Testimonials from World Options FranchiseesTestimonials from World Options Franchisees

Read below for testimonials from seven happy and successful World Options franchisees.

World Options franchising milestones and how to achieve themWorld Options franchising milestones and how to achieve them

Mike Lowe's success as a World Options franchisee has come from true grit and determination.

Simon Douglas is Achieving Success with a World Options FranchiseSimon Douglas is Achieving Success with a World Options Franchise

Simon Douglas became a World Options franchisee in November 2014.

Phil Kershaw is taking on a new World Options franchisePhil Kershaw is taking on a new World Options franchise

Phil Kershaw is one of the newer franchisees to the World Options Franchise network.

Richard Ormerod set up his World Options business in December 2012Richard Ormerod set up his World Options business in December 2012

Richard Ormerod is one of World Options’ most successful franchisees, and a walking talking advert for their business model.

'The best thing I ever did' says World Options Mike Lowe"The best thing I ever did" says World Options Mike Lowe

Mike Lowe joined World Options in 2012 and hasn't looked back since!

Kelvin Troy started his World Options business in August 2013Kelvin Troy started his World Options business in August 2013

World Options had a business model that Kelvin Troy was impressed with.

Introducing Philippe Lopez from World OptionsIntroducing Philippe Lopez from World Options

Philippe has held his World Options business for a year now, and with over 100 customers already, his business is still growing fast.

Introducing Richard and Charlotte from World OptionsIntroducing Richard and Charlotte from World Options

Meet the latest World Options franchisee, Richard who has just joined along with his wife Charlotte and they are immensely excited about building a great business.

What Our Franchisees Say

I work flexible hours with minimum overheads, my business is going well, what more could I ask for.Paul Banton-Forbes: Franchisee - Bromley


Our business just keeps growing and now we are enjoying the life changing financial rewards this brings.Izabela & John Drake: Franchisees - Bournemouth


Becoming a World Options franchisee is the best decision I’ve ever made, I highly recommend the opportunity.Lucky Chana: Franchisee - Leicester


Why Choose Us

Unique online solutions.

Dedicated ongoing support and training through a team committed to excellence.

Multiple carrier options offering customers superior savings and all invoiced from one company.

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