Rebecca Carr from Southampton currently owns three Families franchises, publishing magazines in Hampshire West, Hampshire North and East Kent.
"I have been a Families® Editor for over 7 years now. I purchased Hampshire West, a 2 year old magazine, in 2011 and Hampshire North in 2016. This year, I have started a franchise from scratch in East Kent!
I published my first magazine in East Kent in last year and it’s been received amazingly warmly by advertisers and readers. I’m confident it will grow to be a really successful business and complement my two existing magazines.
Hampshire West and Hampshire North franchises have grown considerably in my time as owner. I have built a great relationship with advertisers in the area who now book advertising with me year-on-year. They all feel they need to be seen in Families. I have built a solid team to work with me on the publications providing support with sales, distribution and social media. My publications are going from strength to strength and my turnover has grown almost 30% between 2017 and 2018.”
Running multiple magazines is hard work and requires you to be highly organised and self-motivated. But it is also challenging and rewarding when you get your magazine back from the printer and see the results of all the effort - something that parents love to read. I much prefer working for myself and from home, organising my own time and not having to do the daily commute or deal with office politics. However, there is also a great group of other Editors in the franchise network who are there to support each other via in-house ‘chats’ - and fantastic support from our Head Office!"
Rebecca Lewis took on the franchise for the Cardiff & Vale edition of Families Magazine in November 2018, bringing out her first issue in May/June 2019.
Jayne Keep and Caryl Hall run two magazines, Families® Manchester and Families® Cheshire.
Being a Families® franchisee provides flexibility around family life and variety – writing (which I love), selling and admin. Not only that, you are working for yourself – no boss and no office politics.Claire Bottomley, Leeds
My publications are going from strength to strength and my turnover has grown almost 30% between 2017 and 2018.Rebecca Carr, Hampshire West, Hampshire North, East Kent
I have the flexibility to be there through school holidays or when one of the children is ill. I even get to include my children in my work as we review local shows, classes, parties and activities.Jayne Keep, Manchester and Cheshire
A “family-feel” network
Bespoke support package
Superior start up package including over 200 sales hours from a media professional