Trisha and Preeti became co-franchisees and launched their home care franchise in June 2020
Pharmacy graduate Trisha Mehan (pictured) qualified as a pharmacist in 2018 and works for a drug company as a clinical trials pharmacist.
She’s also a co-franchisee in a Walfinch (formally known as Christies Care) home care franchise in Greater Manchester.
Trisha, 26, says: “My mum, Preeti, and I had discussed opening a social care business because she was studying social care and I had seen so many people trapped in hospital because of a lack of social care.
“When we researched it, we found that a franchise would give us the structure, policies and regulatory help required, so we could add our dedication, qualifications and experience.”
Trisha and Preeti became co-franchisees and launched in June 2020. Trisha contributed to the investment from her savings, alongside other family members.
“Mum is the registered manager and I’m the registered provider,” Trisha says.
“I deal with tendering, regulatory oversight, internal audits, social media, recruitment and staff supervisions around my permanent job. It’s hard work, but enormously rewarding.
“A franchise is a good way to launch a business when you’re young. The franchise provides the foundation and offers support from the franchisor and other franchisees and you bring the energy and drive to succeed.”