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Going Solo

Posted: 25 Feb 2019
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Thanks to Right at Home, Grantley Lynch has achieved his ambition of becoming his own boss

Going Solo

Grantley Lynch believes in hard work and fairness; he has a passion for people and a thirst for success.

From the busy, corporate strain to entering the care profession, Grantley has taken a leap of faith and achieved his ambition of becoming his own boss.

High expectations

Grantley joined Right at Home in July 2018 with high expectations of his new business partnership. His desire to create opportunities and career developments for people in his local area was key to the decision.

“It’s a personal thing to me,” Grantley explains. “I want to build careers and Right at Home has given me the tools to achieve this goal.”

A well educated businessman with a post graduate degree, Grantley was used to managing global teams in New York, Frankfurt and Singapore. So what makes someone who was once fully invested in IT and global business management turn to the care profession and go solo?

“I wanted to do something for myself and I wanted to influence the care my parents receive as they grow older,” he says.

Right at Home was the only choice for Grantley when he began looking to invest in a care franchise.

“They’re the best,” he says. “I found them to be quite understated and overdelivering. They’re very down to earth people.

“The first time I visited the national office, I was impressed with how straight to the point they are: ‘This is who we are, this is what we do’. It spoke strongly to who my wife and I are.”

Work-life balance

For Grantley, a key element of moving into the franchise industry was taking control of his work-life balance.

“Simply put, I’m a family guy,” he says. “I’m married and have two kids. I needed an opportunity with reduced risk.”

The network and support Right at Home offers was a clincher when it came to investing.

“There were a handful of companies who went the extra mile with their support and Right at Home was at the top,” Grantley says. “They have credibility and seemed to have a great support network for the franchisees, clients, the staff and for the registered managers.”

You don’t need previous experience in the care sector to consider a Right at Home franchise, simply a passion to provide outstanding care and give back to your local community.

The management franchise model was established in 2011 by CEO, Ken Deary, using the vast experience he gained as a McDonald’s franchisee and as owner of a privately run care home.

Bright future

The future is looking bright for Grantley, who has his business plan honed.

“We want to take our rightful place among the best quality care providers within four years,” he says. “I also want to expand into a second territory by year five.”

But Grantley is under no illusion of what’s involved: “I feel jubilant and eager to start. I’m committed to my business with the full blessing of my entire family. I’m going to work hard and I want to keep the high standards high in all we do.”

 

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