The franchising industry is exciting and expansive, covering everything from doggy day care to fast food to the vital provision of care for elderly people. As a Radfield Home Care franchisee, you could make a real difference to the quality of life of older people. But does Radfield Home Care franchise in the UK?
Radfield Home Care has been growing since the 80s to become the thriving company that it is today. In all this time, Radfield’s commitment to the provision of quality service to those in need hasn’t wavered.
Does Radfield Home Care franchise?
Yes, Radfield Home Care has been franchising in the UK since 2016. The franchisor team would be delighted to welcome new recruits from Radfield Home Care’s national office, located in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
History of Radfield Home Care
The Radfield brand came into being in 1982, but in 2016, the successful care provider began to franchise. Dr Hannah MacKechnie and Alex Green, who both have a wealth of experience in the care sector, launched a new stage of the business, responding to the desire they saw in old people to be cared for and looked after within the comfort of their own homes.
Radfield Home Care has become one of the UK’s most established private healthcare organisations, and after 35 years of exceptional care provision to older people, the growing, family-owned company has been recognised by one of the world’s biggest ethical accreditations, B-Corporation. Radfield also proudly pioneers the use of technology in its work, implementing remotely accessible cloud-based care management software.
In the UK, in 2021, we have an aging population. And the average median age of local authorities in the UK is projected to increase between 2018 and 2043 [Office for National Statistics]. Given this, and multiple other factors, it’s not surprising that publicly funded care services are limited, and stretched to capacity. Demand for compassionate care services continues to grow, and the public care system doesn’t seem to have the capacity to keep up. That’s where companies like Radfield Home Care come in, supplementing the system so that everyone can get the help they need.
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Starting a Radfield Home Care franchise unit
I knew as soon as I met the team from Radfield Home Care at the NEC Franchise show that it was the franchise for me. I was taken by their core values - we are family, we are on your side and we are proud to care. These really resonated with me and I knew these represented the passion and ethos I wanted for my clients, my staff team and my business.
— Kiain McKean, Radfield Home Care Herefordshire
If you’re interested in becoming a franchisee, and you’re passionate about supporting the needs of the older generation, why not consider an investment with Radfield Home Care? Make profit, and make a difference in the average of 84,171 working hours you’ll complete during the course of your career [The Independent].
Being a carer can be challenging, and managing a team of carers can require a lot of effort, hard work, time management and prioritisation, but as a Radfield Home Care franchisee, you’ll be in a position to capitalise on growing demand while supporting your community. If that appeals to you, read on to find out everything you need to know about investing in the home care franchise and becoming a franchisee...
Becoming a Radfield Home Care franchisee
You won’t need any prior experience in the healthcare sector in order to become a Radfield Home Care franchisee, so the opportunity is open to a wide range of people (which might include you!). You would benefit, in this role, from some marketing and networking experience, as your priority would be growing the business via raising brand awareness. Beyond this, the ideal Radfield Home Care franchisee would be:
- Entrepreneurial and business-minded
- Able to communicate effectively
- Truly dedicated to improving the lives of elderly people
- Capable of upholding the brand’s high standards of care and customer service
- Compassionate, empathic and caring
- Approachable, friendly, outgoing and involved
If you feel that you tick these boxes, you’re well on your way to being the ideal Radfield Home Care franchisee. Your next step will be an assessment of the financial viability, for you personally, of an investment with the company.
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How much do you need to invest?
To become a franchisee within Radfield Home Care’s supportive network, you’ll need to make a minimum initial investment of £30,000, with franchise fees of £30,000 and a total investment amount of £90,000. Radfield Home Care also charges franchisees advertising fees at a rate of 1% plus VAT turnover, and royalty fees at a rate of 5% plus VAT turnover.
If you’re not able to meet the initial investment thresholds upfront, consider alternative funding methods, such as taking out a loan with a UK bank for between 50-70% of start-up costs. Radfield’s proven track record will make the business a solid choice in the eyes of the banks, and assuming you have a solid credit history, you should be approved for a loan.
What do you get for your investment?
Once you’ve invested and committed to starting your own home care solutions franchise with Radfield, you’ll be entitled to many different avenues of training and support, including:
- An industry leading training programme, spanning 20 days
- A professional team for set-up support, ongoing support and guidance
- Radfield Home Care’s successful, tried and tested business model
- A GP franchisor
- Cutting edge healthcare technology
- A unique, easy to use invoicing system
Start a franchise in the home care sector today
Running your own business in the home care sector can be demanding, emotional and tiring, but if you feel passionate about benefiting the lives of others and caring for people through your work, there’s no better place to be. If franchising in home care appeals, but Radfield Home Care’s isn’t quite the right fit for you, there are lots of alternatives, such as Percurra and Hub Care Support.
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