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Develop a property maintenance business in Cumbria

While just under half a million residents, Cumbria is a county where a lot of the UK’s biggest businesses reside. This is great for property maintenance companies, as providing services to other businesses is one of the most lucrative opportunities.


For the number crunchers

Current population: around 500,000
Population growth: 2.1% growth rate since 2003
Average net income per year: approximately £26,500

Invest in a franchise business in Cumbria

Bring the Fantastic Services name to Carlisle, Workington, Millom, Barrow-in-Furness or even the whole county! As some of the west-coast towns are rapidly growing, currently this is the best opportunity to develop a business.

Fantastic Cleaners Professional

Cleaning business for sale in Cumbria

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Start a cleaning franchise in Cumbria and bring a range of cleaning services such as office cleaning, regular and deep cleaning, carpet cleaning, window cleaning and other related services to homes and businesses alike.

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Fantastic Gardeners Professional Doing Landscaping

Gardening & Landscaping business opportunity in Cumbria

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With the largest amounts of homes in Cumbria having a lawn, investing your time and money in gardening and landscaping businesses is a lucrative opportunity. With our know-how, you’ll be sure to dominate the market.

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Fantastic Handyman Professional

Tradesmen business in Cumbria for sale

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Invest in plumbing, handyman, electrician, painting or even repairs and installations franchise in Cumbria! Fantastic Services can help you offer a wide range of services and help you grow a business in the niche.

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Fantastic Pest Control Professional

Pest Control business opportunities in Cumbria county

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Grow your pest control franchise in Cumbria or any of the local towns under a proven and trusted name. A Fantastic Services pest control franchise can help you quickly establish your business.

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Fantastic Removals Professional

Removals franchise in Cumbria

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With Cumbria experiencing steady population growth, starting a removals business is a business-savvy decision. Help people and businesses relocate and grow your removals business.

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Here’s why we think Cumbria is a lucrative place to start a business.

As one of the few counties in the United Kingdom with a population of around 500,000, Cumbria is a beautiful, thriving community and that’s what it makes it such a lucrative place to start a business. But let’s get even more detailed.

Quality of life

Cumbria scores high on the Quality of Life Index, with Carlisle scoring a 197.26 out of 240 on the scale.

*Quality of Life Index (higher is better) is an estimation of overall quality of life by using an empirical formula.

Population growth

While Cumbria isn’t the fastest-growing county in the UK, it’s growing slowly and steadily. With a population growth rate of around 2.3% since 2003, Cumbria enjoys more of stable, positive growth, rather than a quick and unstable one. Which is a perfect opportunity for building a sustainable business.

Social grade and occupation

Social grade shows the population, based on occupation and it divides the members of a household, according to the job of the main income earner.

Cumbria Growth Graphic
  • AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, professional occupations
  • C1 - Supervisory, clerical and junior managerial, administrative, professional occupations
  • C2 - Skilled manual occupations
  • DE - Semi- and unskilled manual occupations, unemployed and lowest grade occupations

Property ownership vs rental

The graph below displays the percentages of all home ownerships and rented accommodations. Cumbria enjoys a slightly higher homeownership rate, which is favourable for home maintenance business.

Cumbria Property Ownership
  • Owned - What percentage of the properties in Cumbria are owned
  • Mortgage - What percentage of the properties in Cumbria are mortgaged
  • Rented - What percentage of the properties in Cumbria are rented
  • Other - The percentage of properties in Cumbria that are social rented, rent-free, shared, etc.

Does Cumbria sound like a place you want to invest and grow in?

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