A win at the Resettlement Awards event held at The Lowry Hotel, Manchester for Andrew Davis, is also a win for the support Right at Home offer their franchise network.
The BSi Resettlement Awards are an acknowledgement of the challenges many ex-service men and women deal with when they leave the Armed Forces. For Right at Home franchisee, Andrew Davis, winning the Service Leaver 2017 award is gleaming recognition of his progression into civilian life with the support of the franchise behind him.
Andrew was a Commissioned Officer with the British Army before investing in his Right at Home franchise. After having been on active duty in the Balkans and Iraq, he took on more of a mentoring role, to help other officers prepare to successfully command their troops during operation.
In 2012, he began his transition back into civilian life, and looked at franchising as a way to start up his own business. “I chose franchising because being ‘the master of my own destiny’ was important to me. I chose Right at Home because they offered a lot of support, which allowed me to be my own boss and follow my passion as I moved away from the more structured life in the army. I also wanted to find a way I could offer something back to the community. By offering local jobs, community engagement, and the best in quality care of Right at Home, I really believe I am making a difference.”
Andrew’s business provides high-quality home care services to elderly people and adults with physical disabilities in Bournemouth. “It’s quite a departure from my previous life!” says Andrew. “And while I had some support from the Army before leaving, I know, setting-up my own business would not have been possible without the expert support, advice and guidance of the Right at Home UK team.”
Right at Home offers exceptional home-based care, with the aim of making a difference every day.
“At the heart of what we do is the desire to protect our clients’ independence, so they can continue to live in their own home with our support,” says Andrew.
The model suited Andrew as previous experience in the care sector is not required; simply a burning passion to provide outstanding care and give back to the local community.
The public service ethos brought through from the Army allows him to think outside the box, and go the extra mile for clients, such as providing overnight ‘pop-in’ visits. He has also been working with the South West Ambulance Service, to train his team, and investing in specialist equipment. This enables them, in certain circumstances, to carefully lift from the floor someone who has fallen.
“I’m really proud of the business I have built over the last 5 years. Winning the Service Leaver Franchisee of the Year award is a nice icing on the cake!”
Find out more about what it takes to join the Right at Home franchise network by calling Kate Dilworth on 0151 3050755 or emailing her: [email protected]