Five home care providers have been named among the top 100 franchise businesses in the UK.
Home Instead Senior Care, which has more than 200 franchise offices, was ranked second in the Elite Franchise 100 list, beating the likes of Subway, Vodafone and easyStorage.
The list, put together by Elite Franchise magazine, recognises the sector’s brightest businesses and ranks them according to a range of criteria, from their financial performance and heritage to their contribution to the community and the way they embrace innovation.
The final 100 companies were picked from a shortlist of over 900 franchisors operating within the UK.
Commenting on this year’s listing, Home Instead business development director Ruth Brown said: “It’s an honour to hold a top three position again this year and for our brand to be recognised as an exemplar of the very best in franchising.
“We are quite rightly proud of the work we are doing to improve the lives of seniors in the UK and the opportunities we are creating for people to join our growing network, allowing them to follow their ambitions to run their own successful business.”
Caremark was ranked 15th on the list, closely followed by Bluebird Care in 16th position.
David Glover, managing director at Caremark, told Home Care Insight: “Elite Franchise Top 100 is one of the industry’s finest rankings and we are delighted to be included. It is a reflection on our franchise model, which is focussed on long-term business prosperity whilst ensuring the provision of high-quality home care to vulnerable customers in the local communities we serve.
“Of course, ranking in the Elite Franchise Top 100 is a testament to our amazing franchisees, who work extremely hard to achieve business success and uphold Caremark’s sterling reputation. I’d like to thank each and every one of them, as well as all our own staff, for their contributions to this fantastic company.”
Heritage Healthcare was also recognised on the list, for the third year in a row. Launched in 2008, the company started its franchising journey five years later and now operates in 21 territories. The company was ranked 38th on the 2020 list.
Director of Heritage Healthcare Franchising Michelle Fenwick said: “We are pleased that we have made the list consistently now for the last three years and look forward to 2020 where we can further improve and strengthen our offering to current and future franchisees.”
Radfield Home Care is the youngest home care franchise business on the list, having started franchising just three years ago, and was named in 58th position.
Franchisor, Dr Hannah MacKechnie said: “The Elite Franchise 100 is the third industry leading award we have achieved in 2019 and adds to our accreditations for both the franchise opportunity and care service.
“We have always believed that the support a franchisor provides is the most important aspect of any franchise model, and our consistent recognition during our short franchise journey so far really demonstrates this. As we look towards 2020, this is another accolade that demonstrates the strength of our franchise opportunity to those interested in launching their own rewarding home care business.”