Right at Home, an award winning international home care franchise, is hosting monthly franchisee discovery days at its Preston headquarters from February to May this year.
These events will take place on March 18th, April 15th and May 13th and will give prospective franchisees the chance to find out why the company is now a global leader in the home care market with more than 400 local offices situated across the world.
Right at Home provides high quality care and companionship to seniors and adults in the comfort of their own home and now operate in five continents – North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Carefully trained and friendly carers provide help with a wide range of tasks including housework, shopping, cooking meals, washing and physical assistance as well as personal care.
Ken Deary, UK managing director and master licence owner, said: “We are particularly interested in meeting prospective franchisees in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Currently we have a network of 20 local franchise offices in the UK and we are looking to expand this significantly by moving into key areas of Scotland such as Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Perth and Stirling as well as Northern Ireland.”
He added: “This is the ideal opportunity for someone looking for a management franchise which can make a real difference to people’s lives whilst providing a financially rewarding business.
“With the UK’s elderly population growing at an exponential rate, there are an increasing number of people needing care and assistance to continue living independently at home 1.
“Our aim is to be the leading provider of the highest quality, personalised care at home services in the UK. This is a recession resilient sector with repeating business that cannot be automated or taken over by technology. The average second year growth of Right at Home offices is greater than 400%.”
Franchisees do not need to have previous experience of the care sector, as each office recruits a locally-experienced, well-qualified registered manager who is responsible for recruiting, training and retaining the best carers in the business.
The Right at Home franchise package includes virtually everything franchise owners need to get their business up and running including a quality PC, an online operational resources centre, bespoke scheduling software and localised website, as well as a comprehensive stock of tailored marketing materials.
However, perhaps more importantly Right at Home offers industry-leading training and mentoring to equip their franchise owners with all the business and operational skills needed to successfully run their own home care business.
The back-up and support of an international and British Franchise Association accredited franchise, ensures franchisees benefit from many years of industry and franchising experience and provides a fantastic platform for the right franchise partners to grow and develop their own successful Right at Home business.
Someone who is already experiencing the benefits of a Right at Home franchise is Andrew Davis in Bournemouth.
“I chose franchising because the notion of being ‘the master of my own destiny’ is really very important to me. Secondly, I wanted to have that relationship and guidance – a road map to success if you like. I did lots of research, speaking to several franchisors in the sector and plenty of franchisees as well. I was impressed with the passion and commitment shown by the Right at Home team, right from the word ‘go’,” he said.
“The support and guidance that they showed to me was reflected in what their franchisees said as well. Lots of organisations say that their support is really good, but with Right at Home, their franchisees said the same thing. Having no specific ‘sector experience,’ it was a relief to see the scope of experience within the team.”
The total investment required for the Right at Home franchise (including initial franchise fee and working capital) will be in the region of £100,000. The franchise agreement is for a 10 year renewable term.