Ken has a wealth of experience in franchising, the care sector and business, and has received a number of prestigious awards throughout his career.
An Economics graduate from the University of Leeds, he is a qualified Chartered Accountant who enjoyed a highly successful career within a FTSE Top 30 multi-national. Ken also holds an NVQ Level 5 in Social Care.
His expertise in franchising has grown from 11 highly successful years as a McDonald’s franchisee, from 1994 to 2005, during which time Ken won the McDonald’s Golden Arches Award for Outstanding International Franchisees and the ultimate British franchisee accolade – The British Franchise Association (bfa) Franchisee of the Year in 2002.
Having run a successful care home since 2006, Ken sought the opportunity to link his unique care, franchising and business experience together and became UK Master Licence Holder for Right at Home International in 2009. Ken is an advocate of ethical franchising. He sits on the board of the British Franchise Association and chairs their Compliance and Standards Committee.
“I opened Right at Home (Preston) in 2010, as the first in a growing network of offices across the UK. Since then we have grown considerably, both in size and in reputation and I am very proud of the great work the care team has achieved to establish the business as a leading provider of quality care.
“The cornerstones of our ethos at Right at Home are the quality and reliability of our care and the relationships we build with our Clients, and our understanding of the pressures and challenges that CareGivers face. We pride ourselves in being ethical employers who offer all employees a supportive team culture and access to first-class training, with the option of career development.
“Our priorities are to always deliver care with dignity and to go the extra mile to enhance our Clients’ quality of life.”