Bluebird Care’s first-ever care assistant has climbed the ranks to become a director of a franchise.
Allen Vanderwyk-Coyne joined the business in 2006 as care assistant for Bluebird Care Mid-Staffs, the provider’s first franchise.
He has spent the last 14 years cultivating his career to take him to the top of the company and describes buying the franchise as a “dream come true”.
“I am Bluebird Care through and through. Starting as the first franchise Care Worker 14 years ago, to now buying the business, is an absolute dream for me. I have worked in the care sector for around 27 years. I still love it as much today as I did when I first started,” Vanderwyk-Coyne said.
“Bluebird Care has afforded me so many opportunities to advance my career and I am so grateful to be the Director of Bluebird Care Mid-Staffs. I would recommend Bluebird Care to anyone looking for a meaningful and rewarding career.”
Victoria Brown, franchise development manager at Bluebird Care, added: “We were delighted to award Allen the franchise. The operational knowledge he has gained over the last 14 years, coupled with his commitment to the brand, and motivation to deliver outstanding care in his community, will no doubt be the driving force behind Allen’s continued success.
“As franchisor, we will continue to provide him with our award-winning support in all aspects of the business, now as a franchisee. From finance, business systems, IT, to field-based marketing, business development and quality assurance, we pride ourselves in offering continuous learning and development plans for our franchisees, plus initial training to give our franchisees the detail, knowledge, and assurance to set up and run the business.”