Radfield Home Care is continuing its nationwide expansion of high quality care at home services, welcoming its latest franchise partners in Peterborough, Stamford and Rutland.
New owners James and Stefania Beech are now underway with their pre-launch activity; including recruitment of a registered care manager, office development and application to the Care Quality Commission.
This week the husband and wife team are also attending Radfield’s National Office for their first foundation week of their 20-day training and development programme.
After a career starting out in the military, James spent over 15 years managing multiple private hospital sites, which is one of the reasons for initially investigating the home care marketplace.
He said: “The next step for me in my career was to look at launching our own business. Naturally, Radfield’s private home care model was well aligned with my skills and experience and so I went to meet them at one of their Discovery Days.
“I really enjoyed meeting the team and learning about what they had to offer, so from here it was largely down to weighing up the pros and cons of joining Radfield and launching my own business or remaining in employment. For me, being in control of my own destiny and developing a service that gives back to our local community was the clear winner.”
Following completion of their foundation training week, James and Stefania will begin to work with the support team to develop and implement their marketing plan, begin their recruitment activity and prepare to onboard their first clients.
Radfield’s franchisor and founder, Dr Hannah MacKechnie commented on the organisation’s growing presence and recent successes: “We’re really pleased to welcome James and Stefania to the Radfield Home Care network of franchise partners. They are the latest franchise partners to join us who share our core values, have great leadership and management skills, and are eager to reap both financial and social rewards from their new business.
“Based in Peterborough, and surrounding areas, this gives the Radfield brand even further national presence and improved awareness – which benefits all of our franchise partners. Thanks to recent successes for a number of our franchise partners in regional awards and our national shortlisting for the British Franchise Association’s Emerging Franchisor of the Year, the national brand awareness is set to continue to develop in the months ahead; making now a fantastic time to join the franchise network.”
Radfield Home Care has recently been nominated for Emerging Franchisor of the Year award in the bfa HSBC Franchise Awards. The winners will be announced at the Vox, Birmingham, on June 27.