Franchise Owners (and mother-daughter partnership) Angie and Shir-Li will be launching their new business soon. Angie, having worked as a Senior Vice President in the banking sector in Malaysia, decided to move to the UK and invest in a Home Care Preferred Barnet Franchise, a model and sector very close to her daughter, Shir-Li’s, heart.
In the past, Shir-Li had worked as a team leader and care coordinator for Home Care Preferred Barnet after her graduation. Their partnership signals the start of an exciting new family venture with support from Boon-Leong, Angie’s husband.
Why did you decide to open your own franchise business?
Angie: I was at retirement age and I decided that I wanted to invest in a business for the future of my children. I wanted them to benefit from how I spent my retirement money. I decided to leave my Senior Vice President position and move to the UK and open a care business.
Why did you decide to work together?
Shir-Li: Angie, Boon-Leong and I all have a great relationship – they trust me completely. I believe trust is the foundation for any business so deciding to work together was an easy choice for us. We have a very practical approach and always try to resolve any differences through discussions.
What do you like about the Home Care Preferred Barnet franchise opportunity?
Shir-Li: Having previously worked at Home Care Preferred Barnet I really like the company and how it operates. We wanted to ensure that we start a care business where quality is at the forefront and I know Home Care Preferred Barnet’s ethos and values reflect this. It was a deciding factor for us.
What strengths do you each bring to the business?
Shir-Li: Angie has the experience in business management, especially the financial aspects. Boon-Leong has the professional experience to support the business and I have experience with the day-to-day operational aspect. We believe both skills sets will come handy.
How did you find your experience of choosing a franchise?
Angie: Our first meeting was with Ken, the Managing Director and Nav, the Franchise Manager. We found them incredibly friendly and very helpful. They provided us with the relevant information and their support in the build up to our launch has been superb. since then, they have been there to help us with everything.
What are the challenges of becoming a franchise owner?
Shir-Li and Angie: We are first-time business owners, so everything was new for us – from registering the company to setting up the accounts and finding premises. It is good to have help and support in hand, even since we have launched Home Care Preferred Barnet have been there for us each step with excellent support.
What are the benefits of becoming a franchise owner?
Shir-Li: Getting the right support is essential when starting a care business. The support, advice and introduction to the correct systems are beneficial and crucial to having a successful business. A good franchise will provide you all this.
What plans do you have for the future?
Shir-Li: We are on route to growing a highly successful care business with Home Care Preferred Barnet in the coming years. We are ambitious and would like to develop further and start more branches with Home Care Preferred Barnet’s support
Finally, what advice would you give to someone considering a franchise?
Shir-Li: If you have the heart to care, you should choose Home Care Preferred Barnet. The culture of the company is wonderful. If you are compassionate and caring, you’ll fit in perfectly with people who share your values. The company has a real community feel and is committed to providing quality service. The management team is incredibly caring and supportive as well.
Angie: I would recommend Home Care Preferred Barnet to anyone considering a franchise. The company has great morals and we need these types of businesses who share high standards.Tags: news, team