Charles Folkes, Managing Director of Caremark (Redcar & Cleveland) was considered a worthy winner of this coveted award. This is the second time Folkes has taken the top award, the first occasion being in 2011, as well as claiming the Caremark Achievement Award for 2013.
The last 12 months has seen the north east home care provider go from strength to strength and the end of 2014 concluding well with this entrepreneurial franchisee achieving a place in the finals at the bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year in the category of Olderpreneur of 2014.
“Charles Folkes is a truly worthy winner of our most prestigious award having built a successful, high quality business over the last 5 years. He leads a loyal and dedicated team of staff and is a great ambassador for the brand. Being voted Franchisee of the Year by his peers demonstrates not only his personal business achievements but also the tremendous support and inspiration he provides and is to the network!” said Kevin Lewis, CEO Caremark Limited.
Charles Folkes is seen as a superb brand ambassador with a dynamic and committed approach to the quality and growth of his business whilst clearly embracing Caremark’s ethos. Popular within the Caremark franchisee network, the quietly spoken business man leads a loyal and dedicated team who fully support his vision of providing a high quality care service in his local community.
Commenting on his success Folkes said: “Naturally I was delighted to bring back the Caremark Franchisee of The Year award to my team in Redcar, and it was all the more meaningful because we were chosen by our peers along with the Head Office team.
This achievement would not be possible without the excellent Caremark system, the support we receive from Head Office, but most of all the dedication, hard work and commitment of my Registered Care Manager and all the members of our team.”
Caremark (Redcar & Cleveland) provide care and support to people of all ages, abilities and ethnicities in their local community, enabling them to continue living safely and independently at home.