Bluebird Care's most recent franchisee training course saw the graduation of franchisees from all compass points of the UK.

From Tricia Hughes from Glasgow in the North, to Sharon Ryan from Torbay in Devon in the South, to Steve Finn and Derek Stephenson from Sunderland in the East, to Steve Jaques from the Wirral in the West and Maria McCaul from Barnet in London. Add to this Sean Lyons, Bluebird Care's second franchisee in the Republic of Ireland, and all parts of the compass were covered. The Bluebird Care Network has now expanded to 35 offices.

'This has really given me the confidence to start my business,' Maria McCaul enthuses. 'I previously worked in the hospitality sector with no care experience but the course has shown how well developed the Bluebird Care business model is and I am itching to get going!"