A Right at Home franchise in Surrey has moved to a larger office after expanding in the midst of the pandemic.
Right at Home Reigate and Crawley has relocated to a nearby premises in Redhill to allow for a growing team, ongoing training needs and to accommodate a management team under one roof.
The newly refurbished office, which offers double the capacity, provides a larger meeting room which can be utilised for staff training and events.
The Mayor of Reigate and Banstead, councillor Rosemary Absalom, officially opened the new premises on Wednesday.
Managing director Apurva Sharma, who started the business four years ago, said: “I am firstly so proud of my team for showing great commitment, flexibility and adapting to a new way of working over the last 12 months. No-one could have predicted the year we’ve had, from lack of PPE at the start of the pandemic, the responsibility of looking after my staff’s wellbeing and safety and dealing with the constant government policy challenges each week. With this can bring great anxiety, but my team have truly gone above and beyond to keep our patients safe and protected and shown great resilience throughout.
“Moving into our new premises is going to bring huge benefits for the whole team and we’re delighted The Mayor of Reigate and Banstead could find time to cut the ribbon and officially announce our relocation. We now have the space to train and upskill our caregivers, share ideas with our management team in one place and provide a professional space for existing and new clients to visit. It’s really exciting and has come at the right time.”
Sharma now has a team of 34 staff, including 30 caregivers that cover the Oxted, Redhill, Reigate, Horley and Crawley district.
Caption: (L-R) Managing director Apurva Sharma with the Mayor of Reigate and Banstead.