Ken established Right at Home UK, with his pilot office in Preston, England, in January 2010. As a graduate of economics, a qualified accountant, and an award winning McDonald’s franchisee, Ken brings a wealth of franchising expertise to Right at Home – UK. In 2006, Ken began running a successful Care Home and, eventually, saw an opportunity to link his franchising and business experience together by establishing a relationship with Right at Home.
“My extensive background as a franchisee for a massive global franchisor made me rather hesitant to embrace the franchise route once again when I began considering my next business venture. As a lifelong entrepreneur, I ardently value the need for autonomy and independence in operating my business, attributes which are not always possible within the confines of a franchise system. However, when considering home care franchise systems, I was impressed by the model, culture, and mission of Right at Home International.
We have worked well together, in a collaborative fashion, to establish the Right at Home brand in the United Kingdom. Most importantly, as the Master Franchisee, Right at Home gives me the autonomy necessary to localize the system to the UK’s unique business and social culture. The Right at Home office is always available for support, guidance, and resources as I continue to cultivate my business. Being a Master License owner with Right at Home gives me both the entrepreneurial autonomy and back up support I desired for success.”
In the autumn of 2011 Right at Home – UK began building the framework for its franchise network and since has truly evolved into an award winning franchise system, recognized by the UK Best Franchise Awards in 2012 and winning the British Franchise Association’s Emerging Franchisor of the Year Award in 2014. Ken and his team are deliberately and intelligently growing Right at Home – UK by partnering with exemplary, quality-centered franchisees throughout England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales. As of October 2013, Right at Home – UK has a total of 20 franchisees either fully operating or at various stages of the RightStart process.