Caremark Franchisee Finalist For Ultimate Industry Accolade

Caremark (Redcar & Cleveland), a home care provider in the north east of England, is in the running for the ultimate industry accolade - the bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year, having been made a finalist in the category of Olderpreneur Franchisee in the bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year award.

Charles Folkes, Managing Director of Caremark (Redcar & Cleveland), beat other entries in the category of Olderpreneur Franchisee and now, together with three other finalists, is competing for the top award. Finalists shortlisted for this award demonstrate how a wealth of experiences can be used to create new avenues of growth, and can be crucial in running a successful franchise.

If successful, Folkes will go forward with the winners of the five other categories for the chance of the overall coveted crown, bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year 2014.

Caremark (Redcar & Cleveland) delivers care and support to people of all ages, abilities and ethnicities that wish to remain living at home. By bringing the care to them, people are able to continue living safely and independently in familiar surroundings, close to friends and family.

Cathryn Hayes, Head of Franchising at HSBC, said: “We’ve been astounded by the sheer quality of entries for this year’s awards, now in their 25th year."

“These awards give us a chance to hear from the people who are on the ground running these successful businesses,“ commented Sean Hammond, Head of Franchising at Express Newspapers. “They highlight some of the UK’s most outstanding franchises and it’s been inspirational to hear the winners’ stories over the years.”