From corporate life to care

Dave Bellis, a qualified accountant, had thoroughly enjoyed his career with a global petrochemicals company, but by the end of 2016 he knew that he’d be facing redundancy the following year. Keen to take the opportunity to try something different, Dave researched franchising as an option to have his own business and be his own boss.

He attended The National Franchise Exhibition in February 2017 to explore the brands offering franchises. The last stand of the day he visited was that of domiciliary care provider, Radfield Home Care.

In his discussions with the team at the stand, Dave immediately got a good feel for the franchise that was on offer, recognising that the head office team and founders were very keen for their franchise partners to do well, and that a care franchise would offer him the opportunity to “give something back” to his local community. He also had first-hand experience of home care, due to the needs of his parents.

After phone calls and further meetings with the franchisor, Dave was certain this was the franchise for him, and as his employment came to an end in June 2017, he became the director and owner of the Liverpool North territory of Radfield Home Care. He comments:

“I honestly had a great career prior to this, seeing a lot of the world and working with fantastic colleagues, but working for a corporate plc you really don’t feel you can make a difference. Running a care franchise, I can make a difference. We’re helping people, ensuring they get the exact care they need, and I also enjoy nurturing my team of care staff. “The start-up process provided by Radfield was excellent, and support has continued every step of the way since. The last 18 months have been challenging but rewarding in so many ways.”

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