Homecare provider Caremark has reported a 38% increase in business since the beginning of 2012, showing strong growth despite the increasing number of care providers currently operating in the UK and the downturn in the economy.
The figures were reported at the franchise’s recent national Autumn Event at the Holiday Inn, Stratford, which saw Caremark’s central support team and franchisees from the UK network gather to celebrate the group’s ongoing success and to hear future plans for developing the network.
CEO Kevin Lewis and Craig Henthorn, managing director, utilised the day to recognise achievements within the network and celebrate the company’s success.
Notable achievements included the recent launch of Caremark’s e-Learning system; the continued growth in hours of care provided by the network, with at least 50% of the network delivering over 1,000 hours of care per week; a new master franchisor for Caremark Ireland; and the imminent launch of Caremark ‘s first international office in Malta.
Individual franchisees were recognised for particular growth and development in their business, whether it was for their drive in recruiting care and support workers, their ability to overcome obstacles in the development of their business, their strong growth within the private sector, their uptake of the e-Learning System or their overall compliance with the Caremark model and subsequent strong business development.
Following the more formal presentations in the morning, delegates were able to relax over a buffet lunch and take advantage of the opportunity to network with fellow franchisees and members of the central support team.
Caremark are aiming to complete their franchise network within the next two years.