The need to show gratitude and appreciation for carers has never been more prominent in the care sector. The rising cost of living and limited industry resources have heavily impacted operations within care businesses in the UK throughout 2022.
But throughout these difficulties, ‘carer-centric’ in-home care provider, Visiting Angels, has celebrated an illustrious year across its fast-growing network. Recruiting almost 100 carers every month and having welcomed 12 new franchisees this year alone, Visiting Angels has further affirmed its position as one of the country’s leading care providers. The brand is primed to continue trailblazing in the industry throughout 2023 and beyond.
On 25th November, the UK network came together to celebrate these shared successes. With the theme of ‘A thousand tiny thank-yous’, the 2022 conference was an ideal opportunity for franchisees to reflect on the last 12 months.
Attendees were also given opportunity to learn from industry-leading experts in the franchise and care industries. Keynote speakers included Olympic gold medallists, Roger Black MBE and Steve Backley OBE of BackleyBlack performance coaching, experienced frontline veteran Tammy Banks and business coach, Kevin Aires, among others. Speakers shared their insights and ideas for applying expert business acumen in parallel with a key element of Visiting Angels’ mission – to redefine the role of carers in society and, by so doing, deliver a new standard of person-centred care.
With the brand’s commitment to putting carers at the heart of the business Visiting Angels UK, led by Managing Director, Dan Archer, is already leading the charge as an ethical care employer.
“It’s imperative that ethical care providers continue to nurture the wellbeing of their dedicated teams and care staff,” said Dan. “This year has been incredibly successful and I’m immensely proud of the achievements we’ve celebrated in the domestic care sector and as an international brand. We’ve continued to provide unmatched, passion-driven services to our clients and we’ll use this year as a springboard to achieve exactly what we set out to do when we launched Visiting Angels UK in 2017 – to help reform the industry from within.
“By taking the chance to reflect on and recognise the work we have done throughout the year, we’ve solidified our mission and our collective drive to put carers at the heart of our business.”
Later, at a black-tie event, awards were presented to the franchisees and exceptional care staff who contributed to the success of the in-home care provider throughout the year. Recipients of the awards were:
- Franchisee Of the Year 2022: Visiting Angels North Surrey
- Brand Champion of The Year 2022: Visiting Angels South Hertfordshire
- Newcomer of the Year 2022: Visiting Angels North Shropshire
After just five years in the UK and four years of franchising, Visiting Angels has also placed fifth on the Elite Franchise Top 100 league table for in-home care providers. And, as plans are well underway for another year of network expansion, the brand is also set to take further strides in its mission to ensure a carer-centric approach becomes fundamental to home care in the UK.
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