Radfield Home Care has welcomed a local pharmacist to its expanding franchise network in Chichester & Bognor Regis.
Following a career operating his own pharmacies since 2009, Omair Javed is joining Radfield with first-hand experience of working with older patients in his community – something which highlighted to him the demand for high quality home care services.
“My experience in community pharmacy and dealing with patients’ medical care, especially older patients, drew my attention to the wider care sector. In my pharmacy practice, I regularly get indirectly involved with patients’ care at various levels, either by liaising with their carer, speaking with relatives or contacting their healthcare provider,” Javed said.
With a background in operating his own businesses within a regulated sector, Javed has an understanding on what quality care looks like and how to exceed the regulatory expectations.
Commenting on becoming a franchise owner, Javed said: “I am proud to choose Radfield Home Care because our values align, it is family oriented and is an ethical company. Throughout the extensive recruitment process, they have been transparent, honest and not once pressured me – and they have a good relationship with HSBC which helped me to secure part of the funding very easily.
“They have a good network of support available and an excellent structure – with a dedicated franchise support manager then teams specialising in marketing, compliance, finance and IT. They are constantly working in the background to develop and improve the systems to stay ahead of both the competitors and regulations too.”
Living on the South coast of England, Javed will be servicing clients within the Chichester & Bognor Regis territory.
He is currently working with the support team to prepare his business for trading, attaining industry regulation approval, recruiting his core office team and beginning marketing his services to clients and care professionals in the local area.
Radfield Home Care Franchisor Dr Hannah MacKechnie said: “Omair is a real asset to the Radfield franchise family. He has a great understanding of the marketplace, a genuine passion for people and a proven track record of business success.
“In recent months, we have experienced a surge of interest in Radfield’s franchise opportunity from individuals such as Omair reassessing their work life scenarios and, especially as lockdowns are ever-loosening, many people are considering taking the step into self-employment to control their own futures. I think the care sector is particularly popular as it is one of the few sectors that managed to sustain itself during the pandemic and I believe communities have come together much more throughout this experience.”