3rd August 2017
In a month that’s already standing out as one for the history books, Caremark have yet more cause for celebration as five new business owners join the franchise family!
Michael Folkes, Christianah Akpojivi, Anita Bramley, Susannah Duek and Ahsan Sajjad will be opening the doors of their brand new offices throughout southern England. All five come from very different backgrounds, from sales and management roles in the Chemical and Property industries to careers in Social Care and Occupational Therapy. But they all have one thing in common: the desire to make a real difference to people’s lives coupled with a dream of business ownership.
Lynda Godding, Caremark’s National Training Manager, was only too proud of the newest team members:
"It’s always such a pleasure to work with new franchisees and our latest group are no exception. Each one of them worked so hard to achieve outstanding results in their final assessments and I’ve no doubt they’ll apply the same dedication as they move forwards."
Caremark’s reputation as one of the UK’s leading home-care providers sees franchisees continue to thrive as they passionately support the elderly and the vulnerable in their local communities.
New recruit, Michael, feels strongly about the challenges faced by those in need of quality care in Cheltenham and Tewkesbury. For him, the rewards are as much about personal pride and satisfaction as they are about the financials:
"I’m thrilled to be starting a new journey in such a rewarding sector and I’m really looking forward to becoming fully immersed in my community, working hard to serve their needs. The opportunity to build a business that genuinely makes a difference is very special."
The five new additions to this close-knit community follow hot-on-the-heels of award success! To the delight of all concerned, Caremark took home not one but two British Franchise Association (bfa) awards in July.
A shining example of the drive and commitment within the network, Hannah Drury scooped not only Young Franchisee of the Year but also 'Overall Franchisee of the Year' for 2017 at the franchise industry’s most prestigious national awards:
"I’m exceptionally proud to have been recognised in this way – the franchise has been by far the best opportunity for me. I’m incredibly passionate about my community and Caremark gives me a platform to put those thoughts and feelings into action. As a business, we’ve created 50 jobs for local people and we continue to grow and bring further opportunities in the community. The fact that I can do this whilst being supported by head office really gives me the confidence to always strive for bigger and better things. What more can you ask for?"
Caremark franchisees are living proof that when strong business ambition is coupled with a genuine desire to help others, amazing things happens. Whether through personal experience or a simple desire to make a difference, more and more people are turning to the home-care sector for the chance to build a profitable and equally rewarding future. Perhaps it’s no surprise then that September’s franchisee training course is already filling up fast!
12th March 2018
Caring Maria Moldovanu won Caremark’s top care worker accolade - National Care Worker of the Year award for 2017.
19th February 2018
Many more young professionals now dream of becoming their own boss and having the chance to launch their own successful business.
16th January 2018
Caremark’s Franchise Director, David Glover, has been appointed as the bfa Forum Chair for London & South East Region.
9th January 2018
Caremark finished 2017 on a high with the appointment of three top professionals to further strengthen its support team.
15th December 2017
The Caremark network continues to expand with three new offices opening across south central England.
6th November 2017
Caremark’s franchisee in the North East has received a letter of thanks from the Rt. Hon. Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health, offering thanks and congratulations for a good job done.
19th October 2017
Hannah Drury is the Operations Director of Caremark (Sutton) and has been shortlisted for further business awards with Startups.co.uk.
13th October 2017
Caremark Plymouth received a hat trick of awards at the recent Plymouth City Council 'Celebrating Excellence in Care' event.
6th October 2017
Management, staff and care workers at Caremark in Guisborough celebrate their outstanding CQC rating.
25th May 2017
For the second year running Caremark was proud to sponsor an award in the NatWest EWIF awards event.
After doing some research, there was really no doubt in our minds, that the only choice we would be happy with would be Caremark, given the emphasis on care and not profit.– Richard Magrath, Caremark North Down, Ards & Belfast
I researched various sectors before reaching the decision that domiciliary care offered the sustainability and a straightforward business model which allowed for positive cashflow and personal reward.– Charles Folkes, Caremark Redcar & Cleveland
Since I joined, Caremark has done everything they promised they would do. The support has always been there and Kevin Lewis has even come out and given me a morale boost when I've needed it.Amarjit Gill, Caremark Redditch & Bromsgrove
CEO and founder of Caremark Kevin Lewis has over 25 years of experience in the UK home care sector
A strong ratio of 15:1 between franchisees and Regional Support Managers