Home care provider Visiting Angels has announced that its first UK franchise has doubled its turnover to £2 million in just six months.
After breaking the £1 million mark in February, the Sheffield-based office has doubled in size and now provides over 1,750 weekly hours of care to its clients.
Visiting Angels managing director Dan Archer says he is “thrilled” with how much the business has grown.
“When we launched in 2017, we projected a million-pound turnover in year three. So, to achieve that, smash through it and double it within six months is astounding,” he said.
“It just goes to show that despite the recent economic uncertainty, it is possible to grow a profitable business in the care sector with the right team. It also indicates that our ‘carer-centric’ approach, where we put our carers at the heart of the business, is the right thing to do. It is an incredibly proud moment indeed.”
Established in the US in 1998, Visiting Angels is one of America’s largest care franchises, with over 600 offices operating in five countries.
Archer was the first to bring the brand to the UK and, upon its launch in 2017, Visiting Angels described itself as the nation’s first ‘carer-centric’ in-home care provider.
This approach includes offering care workers a minimum wage of £10 per hour with guaranteed annual increases, a generous mileage allowance, regular car servicing and valeting, and a mobile phone.
The company now has six branches dotted around the UK.
Commenting on the milestone, Gareth Redmayne, who launched Visiting Angels South Hertfordshire in September 2019, said: “The first milestone was a great achievement – this second one is excellent.
“What makes this achievement extra special is how I, along with the rest of the UK network, can envisage where our business is heading and how far we can take it in the future. Having something like this to strive towards is extremely inspiring.”
The Sheffield branch has recently been awarded the ‘Best International Franchise’ at Visiting Angel’s annual conference in Philadelphia, after becoming the fastest-growing office in the brand’s history.
Caption: Tray Hall, registered manager for Visiting Angels Sheffield, and UK MD Dan Archer.