New office in Bolton for award-winning Bridgewater Home Care

July 12, 2021

Our Bolton team have been celebrating the opening of a new regional office at Peel House, Chorley Old Road, Bolton.

Bridgewater Home Care has been well established in Bolton, with our previous office located on Chorley New Road, but we have moved to a bigger office in the town, to facilitate our growth in the area.

Founder and Managing Director at Bridgewater Home Care, Phil Eckersley, commented: “Our new Bolton office is a part of our continued growth strategy and ensuring that we have office locations that are fit for a growing high-quality care service that supports the wellbeing of the staff and takes every opportunity to upskill where possible. We look forward to taking on more employees as we grow, and this office space should help us to attract and retain the very best carers in the area. “ Phil added: “I am also proud that the move has led to the Bolton office becoming completely paperless. All paper filing systems were organised and made digital upon leaving the old office which allows for even further space to be used effectively at Peel House.”

This new office complements Bridgewater’s existing offices in Warrington and Wigan and Abigail Sharples is the experienced Registered Care Manager for Bolton who has responsibility for delivering the company’s portfolio of personalised care and support to those wishing to remain independent in their own homes.

Abigail led the Bolton team through a challenging year and remains committed to ensuring that the quality of care provided to clients remained a key priority, as always. She said: “I am thrilled with the new office space.We have had our first team meeting in 19 months and the whole team was so excited… masks were worn, and the 2-metre distance adhered to with the windows open, but we did it! This would have been an impossible task in our previous office.Abigail added: “I am so delighted that the larger dedicated training room has already been used and is making our training sessions much more accessible and productive for our specialist care team. All the team have now visited the office and there has been a noticeable difference in team interaction and those joining mid-Covid have been able to meet their colleagues face to face for the first time in their training sessions.

As a home-grown UK company founded in 2010, Bridgewater Home Care has been transforming the domiciliary care sector by offering a forward-thinking and refreshing approach to how care at home is delivered for vulnerable adults and older people. Bridgewater Home Care have experienced fantastic growth through our model of high quality, reliable and trustworthy care to those living in their own homes. It is due to this growth that we have launched the Bridgewater Home Care franchise model across the UK.

There are 1.5 million people working in adult social care in England, in 1.2 million full-time equivalent jobs (similar to the NHS). This includes approximately 865,000 care workers, 87,000 senior care workers and 36,000 registered nurses.

Bridgewater Home Care have also had a lot of reasons to celebrate recently with our most recent accolades including:

Top 20 Home Care Group


Being recognised as one of the UK’s Top 20 Recommended Home Care Groups by leading Home Care review website

Finalists in the Greater Manchester Business Awards


Being shortlisted for ‘Lockdown Virtual Business’ and ‘Wellbeing in the Workplace’ for this year’s Greater Manchester Business Awards 2021. The award show will be held at Hotel Brooklyn in Manchester on 3rd September 2021.

Finalist for the “Service Industries” Great British Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2021 – North West 


Managing Director, Phil Eckersley has been shortlisted for the “Service Industries” Entrepreneur of the Year category in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2021 for the North West region. This recognition bears testament to Phil’s aim to continually seek to improve and find new ways of working. Phil said, “It is especially poignant to Bridgewater Home Care this year as we have continued to deliver care safely throughout the recent lockdowns, due to the leadership and fantastic commitment and passion shown by our staff and I would like to thank all our staff for continuing to provide excellent person-centred support to individuals, especially during these challenging times.

Founder of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, Francesca James, said: “We have seen some incredible finalists over the years, and this year is no exception. It really is one of the strongest shortlists we’ve ever had, and the fact that so many exceptional people have applied during such a tough year is a testament to the resolve and entrepreneurial talent that exists across the UK.”

As well as the recognition, our finalists and eventual winners will join our fantastic alumni community that supports each other all year round. From networking and thought leadership, right the way through to mentoring and guidance – being a part of our ecosystem of entrepreneurs can be incredibly rewarding. Creating the shortlist out of so many wonderful applications was incredibly tough, so I don’t envy the judges who will now decide the regional winners. Everyone who has been shortlisted should be incredibly proud and we’re thrilled to be able to showcase their achievements.”

Anne Boden MBE, the founder of Starling Bank, and headline partner for the Awards said: “The events of the past year have touched everyone, be it through the health of friends and family, the isolation of restrictions or the wider impact on our livelihoods. However, businesses are made of people, and it’s the incredible fortitude, determination and innovation of people like those shortlisted, that has helped our regions survive, and in some cases thrive.

These prestigious accolades just further go towards Bridgewater Home Care’s intentions of becoming a well-respected national brand.

For further information on the range of home care services provided by Bridgewater Home Care, or to discuss home care for yourself or a loved one, please visit our services page or call us on 0800 355 7888 or email: