Blossom Home Care is a trusted name that leads the care industry
Few franchises offer the chance to make serious money while doing serious good for society, but Blossom Home Care has built its success on daring to be different. Appealing to franchisees with a social conscience as well as an insatiable need to succeed, Blossom is a care-in-the-home business that offers a premium service to clients who demand the best and are happy to pay for it.
Blossom franchisee Amy Shearsmith reached financial break-even in only her first month – an achievement almost unheard-of in the world of franchising – and already has her sights on a huge turnover.
But the rewards for owning a Blossom Home Care franchise are far more than merely financial.
More than a job
“You’ll be transforming lives, day after day, helping clients remain in their own homes and keep their independence and dignity,” says Blossom co-founder Fiona Leggott.
“That’s something way beyond price to them and is one of the main reasons why I and my husband, John, set up Blossom in the first place.
“I’d been nursing for many years and was mortified by the dreadfully inadequate level of care so many people were having to endure.
“Carers were underpaid and over-worked and barely had time to say hello and goodbye to a client in a 15-minute visit, never mind give them the sort of care they needed and deserved.
“So John and I decided to move those goal-posts ourselves and set up a care-in-the-home business offering 50-minute visits as standard, a completely transparent monitoring system that lets relatives see exactly what care their loved ones are getting from anywhere in the world, and much better pay for our carers who, for the first time, actually have time to care properly for the clients they support.
“The reaction’s been phenomenal, both from clients and carers, and we’ve won award after award for setting new standards, showing leadership, and delivering first-class care in the home.”
Finding franchise success
Fiona and John decided to franchise their business to help make those higher standards available nationwide, beginning with one territory in a sparsely-populated area no one else was bothering to serve.
Within 15 months of launch, those pioneering franchisees beat all-comers to the title of Best Business, the most prestigious prize in the Teesdale Business Awards.
The network is growing fast, with franchisees being able to take their pick of territories throughout the UK.
Franchisees don’t need to have had any experience in nursing or the care sector as they will be able to employ a registered manager to secure CQC registration, and Blossom offers in-depth training and wraparound support to help franchisees every step of the way.
“Our franchisees are rightly proud of the difference they make to people who need care in their own homes,” adds Fiona, “and purely by following our proven business model, they find their bank managers are very pleased with them, too.”
At a glance
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£35,000 to £70,000
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