Anne launched the SureCare franchise in Preston & South Ribble in 2004 after a background working in the care sector.
She specialises in providing home care to the elderly, disabled and people with learning difficulties.
Anne said: “I started off as a carer and then worked as a manager in the office of a care franchise. I’d always wanted to run my own business so I chose a franchise when I decided to start my own business.
“Care is a heavily regulated sector and when I started the regulations were in flux, so I wanted the support of a franchisor.
“I’ve now got more than 100 service users and 40 staff. Although I need much less franchisor support now, it’s always there if needed and I talk regularly with other franchisees. We swap tips, advice and ideas so the franchise comes with a useful network.”