Right at Home Franchisee Tim Haigh
Tim Haigh opened Right at Home's first franchise in August 2011. Watch him speaking about his story with Right at Home.
I've been a franchisee for just over three years. Previous to joining Right at Home I was a Journalist by profession and my corporate life ended up at as a Head of Communications for a large media company.
So I began looking at franchising in 2011, when I left the corporate world, and decided I wanted to run my own business. I didn't want to run a business in PR and communications, the field I was working in, so I looked around for other opportunities and, through a franchise broker, came to Right at Home.
I looked at a number of different franchising sectors, but settled on home care because it's a business, that I thought then, would fit my personality, and it would allow me to do something really valuable in my community, which is where I wanted to be based.
So, what attracted me to Right at Home was the fact that it was a care agency focussed on providing quality care, which was important. It also had an impressive track record in the States - I was the first Right at Home owner in the UK, so I had no one else to compare notes with or talk to, but I did talk to other owners in the States and they spoke very highly of the company.
I obviously met with Ken Deary and him and I got on really well, and I really liked his vision for Right at Home. I mean I knew that the model was going to work because it worked for other companies and I knew with Right at Home, and Ken who was a great franchisor, obviously with a great track record who'd invest in me as an early franchisee, I thought it would be a big success.