Franchisee of Visiting Angels West & South West London, Hammad Cheema, is celebrating with his team of carers and support staff, after the entrepreneur, dedicated to improving care provision in his community, is recognised with a prestigious national award.
Hammad has been lauded with Great British Franchisee status at this year’s Great British Franchisee Awards (GBFA), recognising his team’s ongoing commitment to his clients. Along with his Operations Manager, Grace and his Registered Care Manager Magdalena, Hammad has been committed to making a real impact on care provision in his territory since launching his Visiting Angels franchise three years ago.
“It feels amazing to be recognised with this award – it’s an incredibly proud moment for me as an entrepreneur,” said Hammad. “I launched with the intention of making a difference for those in need in the community and I share this award with my incredible team who has made my mission and this award possible. In care, it’s imperative to have clients who feel comfortable and trust us while equally having carers who feel valued and driven to progress in their careers. To be credited with such a prestigious award has motivated us to make even more of a positive impact in the area.”
Hammad launched Visiting Angels West and South West London in March 2020, just four days before the nationwide pandemic lockdown. The experienced entrepreneur formed the care company in a bid to tackle rising loneliness in the elderly, meet the growing need for quality care and address the increasingly complex needs clients are facing in the region. Despite the difficulties associated with running a business during lockdown, Hammad saw it as more important than ever to support and to properly reward and celebrate key workers who played such a vital role protecting local vulnerable residents.
Hammad’s Visiting Angels franchise now provides more than 1,000 care hours per week in the West London community alone. As Hammad and his team look to the future, his plan is to continue increasing the range of services and care hours provided, whilst maintaining the stellar reputation the team has established.
The judges of the Great British Franchisee Awards explained that Hammad was making a real concentrated impact on care provision in his community. They said that Hammad was a great role model and ambassador to the Visiting Angels team. He stood out for practising what he preaches – setting his own business up for growth, including investing in a fantastic team. The judges concluded that finding someone like Hammad, who is performing above projections and demonstrating excellent leadership qualities, is exactly what they were looking for when bestowing a Great British Franchisee Award.
“It’s wonderful to see Hammad and his team be recognised by the judges at the GBFA,” added Dan Archer, Managing Director of Visiting Angels. “Hammad is such an incredibly hard-working person who really cares about his community. His results speak for themselves, and this award win just demonstrates the impact he’s making on his community. He is a shining example of the incredible network of franchisees who represent Visiting Angels up and down the country.”