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Outdoorsy entrepreneurs wanted for new franchise opportunity

When it comes to doing business in style, one Hampshire couple has it sussed.

Combining the great outdoors with time together as a family and the flexibility to be their own boss, it almost sounds too good to be true.

But this is the reality for Emily and Alan Braithwaite from Southampton.

This entrepreneurial outdoorsy couple were among the first to bring bell tents to Hampshire when they launched Baylily Bell Tents in 2012. And such is the success of their business model that they’re now hoping to make it a reality for those at a career crossroads.

With the business well established in the wedding and outdoor event market, the couple is now taking the next step in extending further by launching its franchise arm.

Emily comments: “It’s a natural move for us and one we’re looking forward to investing our time into – we’ve worked tremendously hard over the last six years to make the Baylily Bell Tent brand become a top choice for outdoor events and we want to make it a success for others too. Glamping is more popular than ever and the rise of the outdoor wedding market has seen our business explode more than we had ever hoped.

“Whilst we hope this continues, we hope that our new franchise opportunity will appeal to those wanting a complete change in career direction and have a natural love of the great outdoors.”

Emily and Alan are inviting franchisees to register their interest now for the company’s next training which will take place later on in the year. A £1k upfront cost is needed to secure a territory with a payment plan between now and October for the rest of the franchise fee of £9,000. For more information contact or visit

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