Radfield Home Care has welcomed its latest franchise partner into its network, launching a new office in Camberley, Surrey.
Richard Gordon (pictured), whose former career as a registered manager for a national home care brand spanned 10 years, is the new owner of the Camberley, Farbourough and Fleet branch.
The managing director said the coronavirus pandemic gave him a new outlook, which cemented his decision to launch his own business.
“I’d considered taking the next step for two to three years, which seemed like a natural progression from my role as a registered care manager. But whilst being at the forefront during the coronavirus outbreak in 2020; reacting to changes, implementing protective measures and working with community partners more than ever to ensure client and staff safety, my passion to offer my own service to my local community became stronger than ever,” he explained.
“I decided to go down the franchising route so I could benefit from the strength of an established brand, whilst remaining a locally run business. Radfield stood out to me due to its innovative systems which promote a more streamlined way of managing care, the sense of family as well as strong team ethic within the brand.”
Gordon will be launching his Radfield Home Care business as the brand invests heavily in expanding its franchise support team, trialling new technology services and developing new income streams.
Franchisor, Dr Hannah MacKechnie, commented: “We are really excited to welcome Richard into the network and expand our presence into the Hampshire and Surrey regions. The last 12 months have really highlighted how great the care industry is to operate in – from a business security perspective, but also from a personal perspective, as it has been extremely satisfying to be able to play our role in the response to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Richard is one of many people who have recognised this and is taking the steps to not only change his life, but also that of people in the community around him.”