Caremark has announced the sad passing of its CEO and founder Kevin Lewis.
Kevin was one of the most experienced home care franchise experts in the UK. His knowledge derived from a wealth of experience that dated back to 1987, when he set up a residential care home in Brighton, East Sussex.
He then went on to launch Carewatch, pioneering the provision of in-home care in the UK. The company became a market leader under Kevin’s leadership, before he sold it to a PLC in 2001.
Motivated by a desire to improve standards and access for people needing care and support, Kevin established Caremark in 2005. Since then, the company has steadily expanded throughout the UK, Ireland, India and Malta.
Kevin, a father of four, passed away on September 17.
In a statement, Caremark franchise director David Glover said: “Kevin was an inspiration to all those people whose lives he touched. He was a visionary, an innovator, a leader, a disruptor who didn’t suffer fools easily, but at the centre of it, he was an extremely kind and personable man.
“The decisions that he made in the business were always motivated by doing what he felt was right. He was driven by a strong desire that through Caremark and before that Carewatch, as many people as possible received the exemplary care with which his name was synonymous.”
David continued: “Kevin will be missed by everyone who met him and even those that didn’t due to his ground-breaking innovations that benefit the in-home care sector to this day. His mark and his legacy will live on through these innovations and the care that his vision provides the nation through his franchised network of care at home providers.
“The Caremark team are in a current state of mourning but galvanised in their shared vision to further Kevin’s mission of achieving greatness in the provision of domiciliary care. A remarkable gentleman, gone but never forgotten.”