The Kare Plus network is filled with vibrant and dynamic franchise owners that have all found success in their territories through the Kare Plus model, but one franchise owner in particular that embodies the spirit and energy of this industry is Imran Qureshi of Kare Plus Oxford.
After joining the network in November 2015, Imran moved from strength-to-strength establishing himself as one of the most requested suppliers of care in his territory. Within twelve months of operating, his Oxford business was confirmed as the biggest provider of residential care across the network - an achievement that he has maintained since then.
This success didn’t happen overnight though, and just like all members of the Kare Plus network, Imran’s journey started with a simple enquiry.
Before joining the Kare Plus network, he had spent a number of years running a telecommunication business, but the recession made him question the long-term success of the industry when his business started to fail.
“The recession made me consider what the future held for me so I started looking further afield. Healthcare was something that I had always considered and after researching the various options I decided Kare Plus’ franchise was the perfect fit for my aspirations.”
With no previous experience in the healthcare industry, Imran would rely on the support of the experienced support team and rigorous training resources to ensure a smooth transition into his new role. He was keen to point out just how crucial the support team were in facilitating his success.
“The Kare Plus head office team is a rock that I can lean on when I need support. Although I don’t need it as much now, whenever I do have doubts or need some further explanation on something, I can contact the team knowing they will support me.”
Even with the excellent support of Kare Plus, Imran’s success is the result of his determination, work ethic and positive attitude. He invested in a Kare Plus franchise knowing that the road ahead was a challenging one, but Imran’s perseverance and the ongoing support Kare Plus established him as a reliable source of high-quality residential care staff in the Oxford area.
The positive praise for Imran also extends to those he works with; numerous clients in the Oxford area have voiced their appreciation for his services, including a care home that recently not only won a national award but also achieved an ‘outstanding’ rating in its CQC audit - the highest rating a care provider can achieve.
“I want to give credit to Imran for fostering and embedding the right values in the staff supplied to us. We have worked hard to achieve these accolades and the Kare Plus Oxford team played an important role in it.” - Care Home General Manager
Imran’s success so far can be attributed to a number of different factors, but his passion for business, determination to succeed and the support of the team at Kare Plus have all been the biggest driving factors.
When asked what advice he would pass on to other aspiring franchise owners beginning their journey, Imran had the following to say: “Franchising doesn’t mean someone will run your business for you. Start from day one and don’t stop. Look at the market, look at the competition. See what sets you apart. Find a way to be different. And don’t forget, make sure you have fun while doing it.”