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Home Care Preferred Summer BBQ

July 13, 2017 12:43 pm Published by

At Home Care Preferred we appreciate the hard work that our team members put in to ensure we are an award-winning business with our client’s happiness and well-being at its heart. While we are first and foremost colleagues, we are proud to have developed a ‘family’ ethos and we love to socialise as a team outside of work. With summer upon us (and the sun actually shining) it seemed only right to thank our team, friends, family and business associates for their hard-work and on-going support with a summer shin-dig – so that’s what we did! Our ever generous Managing Director Ken allowed us all to descend upon his lovely home for a Saturday filled with food, drink, laughter, music and dancing.... View Article

APCRG Responsible Business Champions 2017

July 13, 2017 11:58 am Published by

We are delighted to announce that we have been selected by former local MP Mr David Burrowes as the Enfield Southgate Constituency Responsible Business Champion in the APCRG’s 2017 Responsible Business Champions award. This recognition means the world to Home Care Preferred as we are a passionate and dedicated team who are committed to not only delivering  first-class support and increasing our client’s quality of life but also enhancing the lives of the local community – particularly the disadvantaged and vulnerable – we truly believe  in responsible business and giving something back to the community that has given us so much. The award is an opportunity for the nominating MP to recognise and draw attention to a valuable local business,... View Article

What Franchise Model Is Right For You?

July 5, 2017 12:52 pm Published by

Many years ago, the most common franchise was the traditional brick and mortar location such as fast food restaurants and storefronts. Modern technology has brought a variety of business models to the marketplace that offer several different models to choose from. Home Based Businesses Home based businesses are very popular these days since technology has made it possible to perform many business activities remotely. These businesses include accounting and professional services, consulting, digital and other marketing services and a variety of other models. These franchise models offer owners many benefits including lower operating overhead costs, fast and easy startup and the convenience of working from home. Consider the following when evaluating a home based franchise business: Are you a good time manager? Working from home allows... View Article

10 Things to Consider When Choosing a Location for Your Business

June 8, 2017 1:11 pm Published by

Before you start shopping for business space, you need to have a clear picture of what you must have, what you’d like to have, what you absolutely won’t tolerate and how much you’re able to pay. Developing that picture can be a time-consuming process that’s both exciting and tedious, but it’s essential you give it the attention it deserves. While many startup mistakes can be corrected later on, a poor choice of location is sometimes impossible to repair. Be systematic and realistic as you consider the following 10 location points. 1. Style of operation. Is your operation going to be formal and elegant? Or kicked-back and casual? Your location should be consistent with your particular style and image. If your... View Article

A Guide to Preparing a Business Plan

May 31, 2017 11:09 am Published by

Your Business Plan is the ‘sales document’ for you and your business. It’s preparation and presentation should project the image you want for your business. Its content should be clear, concise, to the point and divided into logical sections. As a guideline, your plan should structure broadly as follows: 1. Introduction Describe the purpose of your Business, briefly outline the concept. Include YOUR overall business objectives. Decide on the ‘legal status’ of your business – sole trader, partnership, limited company or co-operative? All have benefits and shortcomings. Find out which is right for your situation. 2. The Product or Service Describe precisely the product or service that your business will offer. Include any relevant history of the product or service... View Article

Dementia Awareness Film Success

May 22, 2017 11:11 am Published by

To mark Dementia Awareness Week 2017 (15th May-21st May), Home Care Preferred have pledged to raise awareness regarding the condition. With the help of local production house Crooked House Films and two talented school children from Eversley Primary School, we have created a short educational film shedding light on the common misconceptions about dementia and pointing people to where they can find support and more information. The film went live on Monday evening (15th May) and received over 10,000 hits on Facebook in the first 24 hours! Dementia is a condition close to our hearts. Every day we support individuals and families who are living with the condition and many members of the Home Care Preferred team have also been touched... View Article

Advice from the Experts: Ken Waterhouse, Managing Director of Home Care Preferred

May 19, 2017 10:59 am Published by

Ken Waterhouse, MD of Home Care Preferred, provides insight into what the company does best. Can you fill us in on the background of the franchise? When Home Care Preferred was started back in 2012, the plan was always to take the franchising route as we know it is one of the most effective ways to expand a business. However, we wanted to ensure that we have tried and tested our unique model of ‘One Stop Shop for Care’. In the last 5 years, we have done just that and in the process earned commercial success as well as public accolade, therefore in 2015 we decided to start planning for our franchise offering and we launched Home Care Preferred Franchise... View Article

Franchising in the last year and Brexit

February 14, 2017 10:22 am Published by

For 2015 and 2016, the franchise sector is expected to be valued at more than £15 billion in the UK economy, according to the bfa NatWest Franchise Survey 2015. That is a 10% increase from the 2013 survey and a 46% increase in the past decade. In 2015, 97% of franchisees reported profitability, a statistic expected to hold true for 2016 as well. The continued success and expansion of the franchise sector gives credit to the common claim that using a business’s tested, proven business model increases the likelihood of keeping doors open and reaching profitability quickly. Many franchisees enjoy this sense of stability and camaraderie as they start their business, as it enables them to be in control without... View Article

Patient Handling Equipment Market Is Expecting Worldwide Growth By 2021

February 3, 2017 6:07 pm Published by

Healthcare organisation are increasing the adoption of patient handling equipment to avoid the injuries often caused by manual handling. Patient handling tasks includes transferring, lifting, and re-positioning (turning patients in bed, giving patients baths on the bed, patient dressings, etc.) Patient handling equipment include stretchers, I.V. poles and accessories, operating table pads, armboard pads, wheelchair, medical beds, and scooters. Stretchers, wheelchairs, and scooters are used for moving patients who require medical care. Medical beds allow patients to change position for comfort and provide a comfortable sleep environment. Patient handling comprises the lifting, lowering, holding, pushing, or pulling of patients. Patient handling equipment are mobility, disability, and rehabilitation equipment specifically designed to provide comfort and quality of sleep to hospitalised patients... View Article

A message from Home Care Preferred’s founder on our 5th Birthday

January 12, 2017 3:36 pm Published by

Five years ago on 9th of January 2012, I started Home Care Preferred and at the time we had only 3 people at the office and a few care staff.  We have grown to a company employing over a 100 people and serving the same amount of clients.  The success of the business is due largely to the dedication of the team and the high levels of support our team members provide to our clients.  I am proud of our team and thank them for all their hard work and loyalty to the company.   We have exciting times ahead with the recent launch of our franchise business led by Navaniita Dhar.  We are also planning to launch HCP Social... View Article