Award-winning virtual outsourcing agency Get Ahead is delighted to welcome a new franchisee to its growing franchise network. Louisa Summerfield will be running the West London region, helping businesses from Windsor to Wimbledon to get ahead.

After graduating with a degree in Law, Louisa worked as a corporate solicitor. She soon discovered a passion for business and went on to launch a global fashion brand, specialising in fashion for women in wheelchairs. In 2012, Louisa discovered Get Ahead online and began working part-time with the flexible outsourcing agency, alongside building her fashion business.

In 2017, natural entrepreneur Louisa spotted an opportunity to bring several domestic services, including dog walking and cleaning, into one customer-friendly online solution. Working with a technical team, she developed a unique app that used GPS to match local people with a range of home services, including cleaning, dog walking, handymen, and dinner party assistance. Chores and Paws became a massive success in London, connecting local service providers with local clients.

After six years of developing the business, Louisa felt ready for the next challenge. She completed the sale of her award-winning company and decided it was time for something new.

“Having started several businesses from scratch, I know how exciting and rewarding it can be, but also how tough it can be. That’s why I was attracted to franchising this time, as I knew it would offer much more support. A franchise satisfies all my needs to be in charge of my own business without the isolation that can come from being an entrepreneur.

Once I started looking at franchises, Get Ahead was the obvious choice. I know Rebecca and the business incredibly well and understand how personalised her franchise offering is. Rebecca genuinely cares about the people within her team and wants them to succeed.”

Over the next few months, Louisa looks forward to utilising her extensive local business network to raise awareness of Get Ahead’s services. “Having been a small business owner, I completely relate to the frustrations and challenges of running your own company,” Louisa added. “I can instantly see what support business owners need and pinpoint the help that will make the biggest difference, whether that’s social media support, business development, accounting or other services. I love seeing businesses succeed and helping them on their journey.”

Get Ahead founder and franchisor Rebecca Newenham is delighted Louisa has decided to buy into the franchise, having been part of the team for many years. “Louisa has a proven track record of growing successful businesses,” Rebecca said. “Coupled with her deep understanding of the value of outsourcing, I know she will flourish with her Get Ahead franchise, and I look forward to supporting her over the coming months.  

With franchisees in Berkshire, Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole, East Midlands, Essex, Harrogate, Leeds, North Hampshire, Oxford, Southampton, Suffolk, Surrey, Winchester and York, we are well-placed to support growing businesses. I am proud to lead our vibrant franchise network and champion flexible working.”

Get Ahead offers nationwide business support services, enabling companies of all sizes and from all sectors to get ahead. From bookkeeping to blogging, database management to design, social media to sales strategy and telephone answering to translation, their team of over 80 highly skilled virtual business experts delivers support on an hourly, project or ongoing basis.

To learn more about franchising opportunities with Get Ahead, contact Rebecca at or 01483 332220 for a copy of their free franchise prospectus.