An Edinburgh-based home care franchise is looking to expand its concept across the UK due to demand for its services.

Bright Care was founded by Tim and Louise Cocking in 2009 after the couple realised there was a gap in the market for a straight-forward alternative or top-up to local authority provided care services.

Mr Cocking said: “Since starting the business, many families ask us if we provide services to older people out of the city. Unfortunately we have not really been able to help these families, although we really want to be able to help.”

This led to the couple deciding to franchise their business. Mr Cocking added: “The biggest hurdle in doing this is finding the right person to come on board with us to get the first franchise office set up. This person is going to be taking a bit of a punt on us and putting some of their own money at stake. However I believe it could be a fantastic opportunity and will prove very rewarding for the right person.”