A Cheltenham-based business that provides care and support which enables people to remain in their own homes has been named as the best in the region.
Caremark Cheltenham, Tewkesbury & Gloucester took the title of 2019 best regional business at the recent Caremark national conference.
The company beat off competition from 12 other Caremark franchises across the area to scoop the award, which was presented at an event attended by 90-plus Caremark offices from across the UK and Ireland.
Caremark Cheltenham, Tewkesbury & Gloucester, which has its head office at the Cheltenham Film Studios, was only set up at the end of 2017 and has grown rapidly, employing 40 staff and providing 2,500 hours of care each month.
Managing Director Mike Folkes said he was delighted to accept the award on behalf of his team.
“Our success is testament to the dedication and professionalism of our care workers and office team – we really couldn’t achieve anything without their support,” he said.
“We’re still a relatively new business but as we continue to develop and set new initiatives in place, our clients will always remain at the centre of everything we do, and we’ll continue to offer the very best quality standard of care.”
David Glover, the Managing Director of Caremark, said: “Mike and his team are always striving to learn and their forward-thinking approach has helped to build a good reputation in their local community and they are the forefront of various initiatives, such as raising awareness of Alzheimer’s disease.”
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It was a double success for the Folkes’ family as the company ran by Mike’s father, Charles, won the national franchise of the year award. This was the fourth time that Charles has accepted the award on behalf of his team at Caremark Redcar and Cleveland.
Mike said: “I set up my business having been inspired by the success my dad has had with his own home care company, so to both receive recognition on the same night was fantastic.”
By Neil Shaefer