Right at Home U.K., a leading senior and disabled adult home care franchise that is achieving remarkable growth across the United Kingdom, is pleased to announce they have received the British Franchise Association’s (BFA) Emerging Franchisor of the Year award. Ken Deary, a veteran within the franchise industry and previous recipient of BFA’s Franchisee of the Year award, is spearheading Right at Home’s expansion in the U.K.
“It is a great honor to have been given this award, particularly when both the number and the quality of entrants were so high,” said Deary at the BFA awards ceremony. “This is a very welcome acknowledgement of all of the hard work that has been put in over the past three years, building a franchise system that is now starting to yield very exciting results. This endorsement goes to the very heart of what everyone at Right at Home strives for, and we intend to build on it every day going forward.”
Introduced as a new category this year, the BFA’s Emerging Franchisor of the Year award recognizes companies that have launched franchising within five years and have seen early success. Judges reviewed three key criteria points across participants: a good infrastructure to support a growing network, solid preparation prior to the launch of the franchise, and demonstrable network growth in terms of franchisees and their revenues.
Due to a dramatic rise in the ageing population and a growing market demand for in-home senior and disabled adult care in the U.K., master franchisee Ken Deary opened the pilot Right at Home U.K. office in January 2010 and has maintained a rapid expansion – the company witnessed system-wide growth of 382 percent in 2013. Based in Lancashire, the master franchise plans to reach £6.5 million in revenue and surpass the 25-unit mark in 2014. Right at Home U.K. is also targeting Northern Ireland and Scotland as major markets for expansion.
Prior to joining Right at Home, Deary launched his career in insurance and qualified as an accountant. In December 1994, he followed the entrepreneurial spirit his father instilled in him and went into franchising with McDonald’s Corporation. Eventually owning and operating four locations, Deary garnered national recognition as BFA’s Franchisee of the Year and went on to receive the McDonald’s Golden Arches Award, an honor bestowed on the top 30 franchisees in the world. From there, he purchased the Albert House Care Home in 2006, a family-run care home that he still runs today.
“We are extremely awed and proud of the growth that Ken Deary and his team in the U.K. have been able to achieve in just a few short years,” saidBlake Martin, Vice President of International Operations for Right at Home. “The demand for in-home care, coupled with the U.K. team’s experience and compassion for caring for the elderly, will continue to drive their success in the future.”
In addition to the U.K., Right at Home has been providing in-home care to seniors and disabled adults in Brazil, China, Canada, Ireland, Australia, and recently began serving the ageing population across Japan.
RIGHT AT HOME INTERNATIONAL:
Right at Home International is a global franchise organization based in Omaha, Nebraska, USA, licensed by its affiliate, Right at Home, Inc., to offer Master Franchises worldwide. Since its founding in 1995, Right at Home has grown to more than 400 locations on five continents, and is the first US in-home senior care franchise to enter Brazil and China. Right at Home franchises, which are independently owned and operated, offer in-home care and assistance to seniors and disabled adults who want to continue living independently. Caregiving staff are thoroughly screened and trained prior to entering a client’s home. For more information about Right at Home International, please visit http://www.rahglobal.com.
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