Jennie, Ron & Lisa

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Essex businesswoman up for major franchising award

Becoming dissatisfied with the corporate world, at the age of 29, Jennie Bardrick decided to run her own business when she became the franchisee of Radfield Home Care Havering & Brentwood.

Buying a vacant territory Jennie, now 32, has successfully managed to scale up the in-home care franchise, and continues to provide excellent service to her clients. She has done so well, in fact, that she has been shortlisted in the Next Generation category at the bfa HSBC British Franchise Awards, taking place at the Vox, Birmingham, on November 30. The Next Generation award is open to any franchisee aged 35 and under.

Jennie Bardrick, franchisee said: “It is an honour to be a finalist in the Next Generation Franchisee Category at the bfa HSBC Franchise Awards 2020.

“Franchising has given me an incredible opportunity to enter a sector which is highly rewarding, gives me a chance to make a difference to the lives of older people, and brings me a work life balance that I could only have dreamed of before.”

Pip Wilkins QFP, CEO of the bfa, said: “After attending a bfa franchise exhibition three years ago, Jennie has worked incredibly hard on scaling up her business, growing from 0 to 500 hours of care per week within nine months of operating it.”

Andrew Brattesani, Head of Franchising at HSBC, added: “Jennie’s year-on-year growth is phenomenal, but her main focus remains on providing exceptional care. Winning two local awards within months of opening shows how well she has done.”

Jennie will go head-to-head against four other franchisees, in November.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Emma Lumley .

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