For many, the thought of starting your own business can be daunting. However, the WPA Healthcare Practice give you access to unrivalled training, marketing, and support to make your new business a success. Alex Budd, a WPA Healthcare Partner, talks about the transition he made just under three years ago:
I had previously met several Healthcare Partners when I was working in Business Development for a training company. The big thing which I took away was everybody was positive and that can be quite unusual when you're working for a corporate firm. It stood out that the Partners were ethical and very customer focused, it had a nice feel about it. Then I said, you know what? I quite like the sound of this.
When starting a business, you need to be aware of your overheads and being a Partner, your ongoing overheads are very low. You can work from home, you have central support, and the marketing budget for the first 2 years really helped with promoting my business. I really like that I own my business but also have this support when I need it, especially when I was first starting out.
The franchise support package from Head Office is completely set up for you to hit the ground running and be a success. You have IT support, marketing support, and a mentor. These are all things that are built into the Healthcare Partner package. Everything is there to help you succeed. Everything is tried and tested, you are not stepping into the unknown. It was a very easy transition from my employed life to becoming a Healthcare Partner.
For me, being a Healthcare Partner is like a hybrid, you are working with an experienced company, but you are also self-employed and run your own business. That provides me with flexibility to spend more time with my children, attending sports days, being around in the school holidays, all with the backing of a large and very well-respected company.
Mark Tomlinson joined WPA Healthcare Practice in September 2010 as a franchisee in the South West.
Simon Marks came from the banking sector and took over a well-established portfolio of customers in Northern Ireland in November 2012.
For Matt Trapnell Healthcare Practice has led to a fulfilling second career.
Meet, David O'Toole, a member of the Healthcare Practice Partner Team.
Lynda Buntin started her Healthcare Practice Franchise in Northamptonshire in May 2009.
For Rachel Dumont-Baber being a Healthcare Practice Partner allows her the perfect work-life balance.
Gavin Flaxman joined Healthcare Practice as a Partner in 2013 and is based in central Surrey.
Seven years ago Phil Arnold became his own boss as a Healthcare Practice Partner.
Lynda Buntin was recently named as Healthcare Practice Partner of the Year and talks about her business in Northampton and Peterborough.
"TheHealthcare Practice opportunity attracted me. I had no medical or sales background but I knew I was good with people and felt I could provide advice."
Uckfield man and Healthcare Practice partner, Dan Wade says that looking after his customers has been the key to his success.
Discover what your life could be like as a Healthcare Practice partner through Uel Campbell.
When Robert Westhorp set off for The British Franchise Exhibition in Manchester five years ago, he had no idea that he would meet a former supplier and eventually join the company.
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The Healthcare Practice is unique… I’ve never worked with a company that look after you so well. Joining them was the best decision I have made in my life, hand on heart.Bob Grace - Healthcare Partner since 1999
Attending an Open Day and seeing the slick and technologically advanced operation behind the scene convinced me I was making the right choice. By the time I left the Open Day, I had made up my mind that WPA was a company which lived the business values that matched my own.David Rollock – Healthcare Partner since September 2014
My advice for anyone looking to become a Healthcare Partner is just do it! If there is a practice available near you then absolutely go for it. The training, the support, the help, the advice - it’s been the best decision that I’ve made.Ross Le Jeune - Healthcare Partner since 2016
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