Case Study - Paul Tame
After a career in investment banking in the City of London Paul Tame decided to take voluntary redundancy in order that he could reflect on life and commit time to working with local voluntary organisations.
During this period of reflection Paul and his wife, Jill, assessed opportunities that allowed them to be involved in a business but that would also take them to the heart of their community.
Having lived in Epsom with their young family for more than 12 years they were delighted to discover that the Epsom territory for Home Instead Senior Care was available. In March 2010, Paul and Jill opened their Home Instead office with their territory covering the local areas of Ashtead, Banstead, Bookham, Ewell, Leatherhead and Oxshott.
Paul had committed himself to working with a local voluntary organisation and this experience had been central to his decision to launch the Home Instead franchise.
He said: “My experiences doing voluntary work made me realise that I love working with people and to try to give something back to the community in which I was raised. The Home Instead opportunity allows me to help change the way care is delivered to older people and I must say I’m delighted how rewarding this is.
“Working in the City gave me experience in managing a large and diverse team in many different international locations as well as all aspects of customer and service delivery to an exceptional standard.
“Since taking a career change to start the Home Instead business in Epsom I have been really touched, seeing up close and personal what a difference that quality care can make to people's lives. I love working in the heart of our community and am very proud of the service that we are delivering. The heart of our business is the team of wonderful care givers who, like me, truly want to make a difference.”
Home Instead Senior Care
Home Instead Senior Care is one of the world's largest care franchise companies and has over 160 franchise offices across the UK. We provide a range of services which allow older people to remain in their own homes. No previous care experience is needed; you do need great people skills and a willingness to work hard. You can combine a sound, profitable business with making a real difference to people in your community. There are territories available nationwide.