Philip Wilkins

Home Instead is crowned Franchisor of the Year

Home Instead is absolutely delighted to share the news that they were crowned ‘GOLD’ Franchisor of the Year winner at the virtual bfa HSBC Franchise Awards ceremony.

This award represents the pinnacle of franchising and is presented following a rigorous judging process.

In making the award (virtually) to Home Instead, Pip Wilkins, CEO of the British Franchise Association (bfa) acknowledged their ethical approach to franchising and the support they give to franchisees as they work to become the most admired care company through changing the face of ageing.

Their entry had focused on their BHAG (big, hairy audacious goal) which is to make in-home care the default norm, rather than the current care home option and how, through a bold, national television advertising campaign they are making this a reality.

It also outlined the ‘Home Instead Franchise Journey’ which was introduced to support franchisees to be the best they can be through a programme of on-going operational and wellbeing support.

During the formal interview stage of the process Home Instead were able to discuss the wide range of support they have been able to deliver to their franchise owners as we all faced the challenges brought by the pandemic.

Speaking about the win, Ruth Brown, Business Development Director said, “We are honoured to have been named as the Gold Franchisor of the Year winner. This award is very special, but to win it in 2020 feels extra special as it’s such an extraordinary year.

“This accolade is down to the hard work and commitment of so many people – the 60 strong team at National Office to our franchise owners and their key players and, of course, our amazing CAREGivers. We could not accept this award without also thanking the many clients and their families who entrust their care to us.

“Thank you to the BFA for bestowing this honour on us.”

Andy Brattesani, UK Head of Franchising at HSBC, said: “It was fantastic to hear from the Franchisor of the Year finalists and learn about their journey into franchising. Home Instead Senior Care impressed the judges with its heavy focus on the wellbeing of their franchisees and CAREGivers.

“Developing the ‘HISC Franchise Journey’, which details the support a franchisee requires from a self-developmental perspective has been very successful.”

Home Instead has territories across the UK, as well as a small number of resales for those looking for an already established business.

To learn more about a franchise with Home Instead, view the Home Instead Senior Care franchise profile.