Caremark wins top franchise award

Caremark won the award for Best Emerging Franchise 2010 at the Irish Franchise Awards.

The competition was open to franchisors who established a new Irish franchise system in 2004 or later, and which is considered to have potential for development. Caremark was chosen as winner of the award based on its start-up date, innovation, growth rates, brand recognition and effective marketing.

Accepting the award Caremark's Managing Director and Master Franchise Owner for Ireland, Tom Duke, commented: "I greatly appreciate this formal recognition of our hard work over the past number of years in bringing Caremark to where it is in the market. To date, we have created over one hundred jobs at our various locations throughout the country and we will continue this expansion and job creation during 2010."

As part of its franchise rollout strategy Caremark recruited three franchise owners during 2009. Tom continued: "Caremark (Ireland) now has offices in Cork, the Midlands and Kildare, in addition to our two company owned offices covering the north and south side of Dublin. We have invested significantly in the engagement of expertise in best practice franchising, additional training for all of our staff as well as putting dedicated franchise support team in place with the objective of providing the Caremark franchise and its franchise owners with the optimum opportunity to succeed."

Founder of Caremark International and Managing Director of Caremark Ltd, Kevin Lewis, added: "I wish to congratulate Tom and his team on their success. Caremark International brings over 20 years of experience in best practice home care to the table. Caremark (Ireland) has drawn on this experience and successfully adapted it to the Irish market. In doing so, they are operating to the highest standards in the industry. I look forward to watching the continued growth of the business during 2010 and beyond."