I was seeking a new opportunity to run my own business, and looked at the franchise market. I was particularly attracted to Bluebird Care for three reasons; the size of the UK care market, the strength of the Bluebird Care brand and the ability of their business model to be resilient in tough economic conditions. When I joined, I found the support and training offered by Bluebird Care to be very strong, particularly in the early days when all the care terminology plus policies and procedures can be new and slightly bewildering.
We’ve enjoyed considerable success since launching our business, and I would measure this on the size of our long standing customer base, the quality of our care staff and the strength of our office management team. I can honestly say that our time with Bluebird Care has been extremely busy, but very rewarding, and it’s allowed me to develop my own management skills significantly.
-Paul Barry, Bluebird Care Chichester, Epsom & Kingston, Oxford, Reigate, Sussex Weald
Before joining Bluebird Care, we were both working long hours, and doing lots of travelling, in large American owned companies. Whilst it was what we knew, we weren’t getting the fulfillment from our jobs that we really desired. In short, we were seeking a rewarding lifestyle change. We looked in other directions but felt that none of them offered us the compelling opportunity 'to give something back' that we believed we had with Bluebird Care. We now have a superior quality of life in terms of work/life balance and we are firmly focused on growing our service within our community in the months and years ahead. A decision we wish we had made sooner, for sure.
It is a privilege to be actively involved, on a day to day basis, in assisting people to live comfortably and happily in their own homes, and giving their families the peace of mind that comes with knowing that their loved ones are in the compassionate, caring hands of our dedicated care staff.
-Anne Inglis, Bluebird Care South Bucks & Slough
We did a lot of research. It was obvious from the ageing population figures that there was a market opportunity in care. We looked at several care franchise companies but were really impressed on meeting with Simon Dalziel and Paul Tarsey, Directors of Bluebird Care and the whole decision to join the network just seemed right to us. We liked the business model, and the support that the company offered. Having sought care for a family member, we knew about the poor standards of care in the market and how important it is to offer great customer service.
We’re pleased to say that our business is thriving, and we now have a great core team of 120 care workers working for our Edinburgh office. The job satisfaction comes from knowing you are making a difference; putting a smile on customer’s faces and receiving some great feedback and notes from satisfied customers. We’re looking ahead to more success, building our customer base and growing the business.
-Jane Perry, Bluebird Care Edinburgh & Glasgow South
The network is like a family, they mostly go on with their own lives but are always there to support you when you need them.
- Penny & Nick, Bluebird Care Wellingborough
The best thing about Bluebird Care is that we get to follow a model that simply works!
- Julie McLellan, Bluebird Care North Tyneside
The best thing about being part of the Bluebird Care network is being an owner of my own business and knowing the service we provide makes a difference.
- Naeem Ahmed, Bluebird Care Stockport
I enjoy being part of a network where we can share ideas.
- Mark Lund, Bluebird Care Sheffield