Charles Folkes, founder and MD of (Redcar & Cleveland) is in the top tranche of Caremark’s most successful franchisees, delivering more than 4,000 hours of care per week to vulnerable individuals across Guisborough and the surrounding area.
Since launching his franchise in 2008 Charles has gone from a small operation to a thriving business, employing 200+ staff.
Popular within the Caremark franchisee network, the quietly spoken business man leads a loyal and dedicated team who fully support his vision of providing a high quality care service in his local community.
Having owned and managed several other very successful businesses in his earlier career, including a franchise, Charles accumulated good business and management experience which meant he was well suited to be a Caremark franchisee.
“I researched various sectors before reaching the decision that domiciliary care offered the sustainability and a straightforward business model which allowed for positive cash flow and personal reward,” he said.
Hard work and dedication has enabled Charles to build a substantial enterprise, providing both high quality care to vulnerable people in his local community as well as offering great career opportunities to people of all ages.
Charles has been rewarded with steady growth and success over the years, with awards from Caremark Limited as well as being shortlisted twice for the Olderpreneur of the Year Award with the bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year awards.
What is clear from all who know and work with Charles is that he genuinely loves his business and gets great personal fulfillment from all that he does.
“I love the fact that we are involved in providing an essential service to our local community and improve the quality of life of the people we support,” Charles added.