National home care provider celebrates a great 2014

The Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire was the setting for Caremark’s eighth annual conference, with franchise owners traveling from the UK, Ireland and Malta to attend the special event.

Despite the bad weather, this year’s conference saw a good attendance, with franchise owners enjoying the opportunity to network and make connections with the newer businesses.

Presentations came from some of the top performing businesses in the network, together with key presentations from senior management. In addition this year, Caremark was pleased to welcome Colin Angel, Policy and Campaign Director from the UKHCA, who spoke about some of the current issues facing the home care industry.

Over the last 12 months, Caremark’s network of franchise owners has continued to expand, with individual businesses enjoying steady growth and the network now delivering some 84,000 hours of care per week to 5500 vulnerable people.

A gala dinner followed a stimulating day of presentations, concluding with the long-awaited awards ceremony. Nine trophies in total were won by businesses across the network, with Caremark’s top three awards – the Achievement Award, Mark of Excellence Award and coveted Franchisee of the Year Award taken home by northern and midlands based franchises.

2014 was another important year in Caremark’s development, with the company continuing to invest in support. New team members joined in both the in-field and office-based central support team, ensuring that strong support continues to be delivered to the growing network of franchise owners.

Reflecting on the conference, Chelmsford & Uttlesford franchise owner Tanya George said: “Thank you and well done to everyone at Caremark for all the hard work that went into a highly enjoyable conference. The presentations were excellent. I came away with pages of notes and a renewed enthusiasm! The overall feel of this year’s conference was one of togetherness, with a real sense of the ‘Caremark family’ and ‘we’re all in this together’.”