Having been formed in 1966, Interim Helathcare Inc. are the most established US care franchisor and currently have over 300 franchised offices throughout the US.
Kathleen Gilmartin, President and CEO of Interim Healthcare Inc. Group said: “Our interest in Bluebird Care was driven by the fact the founders have created a durable, scalable and profitable model of care delivered by a strong network of franchise owners. The fit within the Interim Healthcare Group is good, as we have a large successful franchise network throughout the USA.”
Paul Tarsey, Bluebird Care Managing Director and co-founder, commented:“We are very excited by this strategic partnership with such an experienced care franchisor as Interim. Bluebird Care will now have access to knowledge and shared best practices in care delivery, training, marketing and financial benchmarks to fuel innovation and improve efficiencies in both Brands. Both companies will retain their own Brand identity which will cement our position still further as a major provider of care in the UK and Republic of Ireland and our aim of being the care provider of choice.”
The senior management of Bluebird Care, Paul Tarsey, Simon Dalziel and Lisa Tarsey will remain with the Company, which will enable Bluebird Care to continue to execute its continued growth strategy in the UK. The business will continue to be run from its Head Office in Petersfield, Hampshire.
Tarsey said: “Bluebird Care has created exciting and profitable opportunities for its franchise network. This merger can only increase opportunities and put the Company in a much stronger position to meet the challenges of the changing UK care market. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with Interim to expand care at home across the continents.”
Published: 1 November 2013
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