When you own a SureCare franchise, you are in business for yourself, but never by yourself. The quality of care we deliver to our customers is matched only by the quality of support and guidance we provide to all of our franchise owners.
Established in 1994, SureCare has grown to become one the UK's most trusted and leading care service providers. We provide outstanding support for older people and their families by allowing people to remain at home in their family surroundings, enjoying a comfortable and enhanced quality of life. What makes SureCare really unique is the huge variety of services we make available to families, including; companionship care, home help, personal care as well as more specialised care services such as respite care, hospice care and end of life care to name just a few.
Our society is witnessing a period of demographic change, and for the first time in British history, there are now more people in the UK aged 60 years and above, than there are under the age of 18 years. The current UK home care market value stands at a staggering £6bn (approx. €7.5bn), with two thirds of this being spent on the over 65s.
We offer a wise investment into a growing market. SureCare offers its franchisees the opportunity to create their own successful businesses in one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK, offering both financial rewards and the knowledge that you are providing an invaluable service to your community.
One of the most compelling reasons to invest in a SureCare franchise is the multiple revenue streams that we provide our franchisees, due to the comprehensive package of care services offered by the company.
You don't need to have any care experience to run a profitable SureCare franchise, but you will need to be compassionate with excellent people skills. You'll also need to be hard working, ambitious, committed to making a difference and have the skills and capabilities to manage and lead people.
SureCare franchisees come from different backgrounds and careers, but all of them have two overriding objectives – firstly, to build a successful business and, secondly to provide the highest possible standard of care to their clients.
We need our franchisees to have the knowledge and confidence to be able to deliver excellent customer service from day one, so before any franchisee is able to trade, they must complete a one week intensive training course at our central office.
In addition to the training program, we offer ongoing mentoring and fantastic levels of support in key areas such as finances, operations, recruitment, marketing, business development and care registrations and accreditations.
You will be able to take advantage of the SureCare central marketing support, which includes marketing literature, merchandising materials, website, PR, business stationery and many other items which are often beyond the reach of start-up businesses.
There is an initial investment required to start a sustainable SureCare franchise.
The amount will vary to some degree, depending on the area you choose to operate and the ownership of the premises you operate from.
Our franchise fee is £36,000 (approx. €47,000) (exc. VAT). However, we estimate an investment requirement of between £70,000 - £90,000 (approx. €92,000 - €120,000), which includes working capital and the franchise fee.
Once we have jointly established the true capital requirement, we can then discuss how this capital is raised and deployed.
Whatever that amount may be, you will need access to 30% of that amount as direct cash from your own resources. The balance you can raise from our selection of financial partners that will loan you up to 70% of the total investment required. Our partners include HSBC, Lloyds, NatWest and RBS.
Our franchise offices are extremely successful and have enjoyed sustained growth with a number of franchise owners now reporting turnover levels in excess of £1 million (approx. €1.3 million) per annum. We aim for new franchisee to break even within 9 months of operation and would expect an established office to achieve net profits (before franchise owner earnings and franchise costs) of 15-20%.