Some companies are growing despite fears of economic recession

by | Jun 25, 2008 | Clients in the Media

Due to the current economic climate, fewer home owners are now moving house. They either can’t afford to move or maybe can’t secure a new mortgage and this has put pressure on families that need to move to gain more living space. These people are now seeking an alternative to improve on space and garage conversions are becoming increasingly popular.

Coconut Creatives started working with The Garage Conversion Company a few months ago to boost their marketing and PR campaigns with an objective to get more franchisees onboard to meet the demand in specific locations throughout the UK.

Being the UK’s number one specialist for designing and converting garages into bedrooms, play rooms, kitchens and a variety of other uses, The Garage Conversion Company now receive over 120 enquiries a week making a total of 6,240 enquiries a year, and this is rising weekly.

Whether a home needs adapting for a larger family, home office, has just been bought or sold, its owner is often interested in maximising on space and adding value to their property. Garage conversions provide an increasingly popular solution in a growing industry.

“It is a logical solution,” explains Phil Bateman, Managing Director of The Garage Conversion Company. “Many people just can’t afford to move house but need extra space. By converting their garage, they gain a room that they can use for a whole range of purposes and add value to their property.”

Due to this increase in demand for their services, The Garage Conversion Company is looking to grow their franchise network so that they can fulfil the ever increasing demand UK-wide.

Individuals or existing small businesses with experience or an interest in building are ideal candidates for a Garage Conversion Company franchise. “Ideal individuals come from a variety of backgrounds but all have good people handling skills, are motivated and ready to succeed,” says Phil.

The franchise costs £23,995 with huge earning potential. “Some of franchisees are turning over £100k a month. So many people are realising that this business is well worth the investment and that this investment can be returned quickly,” continues Phil.

The franchise industry in the UK is now worth over £13 billion. This is because many people now choose to work for themselves and prefer to reduce the risk of failure by starting their business as a franchise which offers proven systems and an established brand. The Garage Conversion Company offer an extensive training program which provides all the necessary skills to operate successfully. Their team of in-house experts will provide training in all aspects of the franchise with ongoing support in the field after initial training has been completed.

With an increase in redundancies predicted over the next year and a reduction in people moving house, this business presents a win/ win opportunity for both the home owner needing more space and the individual looking for a profitable new career path where they can be their own boss. Coconut Creatives is very excited to be working with such a dynamic, friendly company that offers a superb service at an affordable price.


Phil Bateman, Managing Director for The Garage Conversion Company