delve into an excellent franchise opportunity
TYPE OF FRANCHISE: Management Franchise
INDUSTRY SECTOR: Domiciliary Care
IDEAL FRANCHISEE PROFILE: Management calibre with a strong
team ethic, combined with ambition and a passion to make a difference locally in Social Care.
COMPANY HISTORY: Established 2005, franchising since 2006
NETWORK SIZE: 43 offices including 4 in Ireland
INVESTMENT REQUIREMENT: £29,500 + VAT and working capital
PRIORITY RECRUITMENT LOCATIONS: Nationwide
The population of the UK grows year-on-year and as modern medicine continues to develop, the lifespan of individuals within the UK continues to increase. The net result of these two factors has resulted in an ever increasing number of older people, many of who are likely to require care of some sort at some stage of their life.
Historically, the most recognised way to receive care was within a residential setting - however the domiciliary care sector began to grow as the demand for care services increased and particularly with the introduction of the Community Care Act in 1993.
The Social Care sector is now estimated to be worth in excess of £21 billion per annum and now encompasses care for not only older people but young adults, people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and individuals suffering from terminal illness, to name just a few of the client groups. The care and support provided to these client groups ranges from personal care, domestic care, help with shopping and collection of prescriptions to general support, assistance and companionship.
Caremark was launched in 2005 following Managing Director Kevin Lewis's previous successes in the care sector. Caremark now has in excess of 40 offices across the UK and Ireland providing care services to individuals and care organisations and is fast becoming recognised for its professionalism and exceptional standards.
Kevin Lewis, Managing Director and founder of Caremark Ltd, has recently celebrated 22 years involved in the Care Sector. Kevin's impressive CV includes owning an extremely successful Care Home and becoming the founder and Managing Director of one of the largest and well known domiciliary care providers in the country. Kevin's experience, passion and enthusiasm for the business persuaded him to continue his successful career by launching Caremark Ltd.
'After 22 years of working in the care sector I can truly say I have seen many developments and changes and as the Care Sector continues to develop, I continue to strive to be at the forefront of it,' says Kevin. 'It has always been my belief to operate a business with complete honesty and integrity and it is this philosophy, along with my experience and committed support team, that has enabled Caremark to become so successful. Caremark's mission is to 'achieve greatness in the provision of domiciliary care throughout the UK', it's with this mission we continue to build the Caremark network. The knowledge and experience that encapsulates Caremark comes from years of hard work and experience and it is such a reward to see Caremark franchise owners benefit from this.'
Caremark's phenomenal success can be partly attributed to Kevin's 22 years of experience in the industry, together with his and his team's unwavering passion to achieve greatness in the provision of domiciliary care. The highly experienced and dedicated 12 strong support team creates the foundation for a superb business opportunity that offers fantastic financial potential, alongside tremendous job satisfaction and the chance to be your own boss. Encompass this with the rewards that come from working in a sector that supports vulnerable people and allows you to become a central part of the community and you have a very attractive business franchise format.
Caremark welcomed three new franchise owners to the network in April and is set to see the network grow by a further seven territories in May. 'We have experienced a huge increase in high calibre franchise enquiries over the last few months and I am confident that Caremark is on track to be the second largest provider by the end of 2009!' comments Franchise Manager Emma Parker.
Caremark's recent regional meetings brought franchise owners together and provided a forum for business development and support. 'Our regional meetings are held quarterly and are a wonderful opportunity to discuss business development ideas and allow franchise owners to network and share best practice,' explains Regional Support Manager Lorraine Hall. 'They are a very important part of Caremark's support offering and we openly encourage our franchise owners to meet in this way to share ideas and recognise each other's successes.'
The momentum Caremark is developing will see the company well surpassing its targets for 2009, driving it forward into being one of the largest care providers in the UK. This also ensures the Caremark structure and brand will become stronger, giving its clients reassurance on the quality and experience they receive when commissioning their services. It may be worth asking yourself if you want to be part of it.
- Fantastic Financial potential - Business growing 35% month on month
- Unlimited Support to include Business Development, Marketing & IT
- Share of the ever growing £21 billion per annum Social Care Market
- Improving the standards of care in your local community
- Work in a sector that provides great personal reward and job satisfaction
- Fully comprehensive initial 2 week training programme and ongoing training support
4/ Mid Sussex
5/ Redditch & Bromsgrove
8/ Leeds (East)
9/ Leeds (West)
12/ Winchester & Eastleigh
13/ Poole & East Dorset
14/ Welwyn & Hatfield
18/ Kensington & Chelsea
21/ New Forest
22/ Redcar & Cleveland
24/ Eastbourne & Wealden
26/ Luton & South Bedfordshire
27/ Southend & Rochford
30/ OC, West Sussex
31/ LG, West Sussex
32/ East Riding
33/ Cheshire West & Chester
34/ Slough & South Bucks
36/ West Somerset & Taunton Dean
37/ South Gloucestershire
38/ Bath & North East Somerset
40/ Dublin, Church Town
41/ Dublin, City North
42/ Cork, City South
43/ Roscommon, Ireland