Bluebird Care finalist for top franchise award

Bluebird Care has been named as one of the finalists for the Franchise of the Year Awards 2010. A home care franchise, Bluebird Care is one of only eight franchises to be named as a finalist for the award and faced competition from household names such as McDonalds, Domino's Pizza and Driver Hire.

Bluebird Care Group Managing Director Paul Tarsey said: "To reach the final eight and to be up against these big household names shows just how far we have come as a franchisor in just four years. We are proud both of our achievements and our staff."

Additionally, one of Bluebird Care's workers, Gail Syratt, has been recently named as Scotland's best care manager. Syratt from the Bluebird Care office in Edinburgh beat off competition from 776 other care managers across Scotland to scoop the title of Care Manager of the Year at the Scottish Care at Home Awards.

She said: "I am so delighted to have won. I have always done my very best to surpass customer expectations - to go that extra mile. Providing care particularly for older people is something I feel passionate about as this is often a neglected service. I joined Bluebird Care because I knew the organisation was offering customers something different to its competitors. That something is a compassionate and professional service; something I am proud to be part of."

Tarsey added: "It has been an incredible week and overall it demonstrates the strong commitment our staff have to our customers at all times - we are very proud of Gail and all our staff."