A Leicestershire-based home care franchise, Home Instead, has opened its first high street shop in Loughborough after securing six-figure funding from HSBC UK.
The funding has enabled Home Instead franchisee Charlotte Johnson to purchase a store situated on Church Gate Street. Jane Hunt, MP for Loughborough, attended the ribbon opening ceremony.
Serving communities across Charnwood, Coalville and Loughborough, Johnson’s Home Instead Charnwood team will offer a range of services to local residents, from housekeeping and meal preparation to personal care and specialist dementia support.
Home Instead provides home care services across the UK, supporting the elderly to remain independent and continue to live in their own homes for as long as possible.
Johnson said: “After launching our business in 2017 following a 14-year stint in manufacturing, design and retail, I’m delighted to be able to open the first shop in Loughborough.
“Our clientele want expert advice for their elderly relatives in-person, so it was important for us to invest in the high street to ensure we provide those important human touchpoints for our customers.
“I would like to thank HSBC UK and in particular our relationship manager Mark Greasley, who made the process completely seamless for our business.”
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Paul Armstrong, HSBC UK area director for the East Midlands, added: “HSBC UK was pleased to support Home Instead Charnwood with the purchase of their new shop. It’s an exciting time for the business and we look forward to working with them in the future.”
Over the next couple of years, Home Instead Charnwood hopes to expand the business by opening new shops across the East Midlands.
By Adam Beech
Source: Insider Media