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Bridgewater Home Care Recognised at the 2021 Virtual Franchise Awards by the QFA

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Date: February 15, 2021

Bridgewater Home Care are so delighted to have WON the bronze award in the Franchisor category, “Best Adaptation to Change” at this year’s Virtual Franchise Awards, organised by the Quality Franchise Association (QFA) and sponsored by Barclays. Thank you to everyone who took part in organising this event and a huge congratulations to all Franchise finalists and winners.


These awards celebrate innovation, achievement and excellence within the franchising sector. The link to the virtual franchise award announcement on YouTube can be found here. 

Other Nominations

Bridgewater Homecare also received two other nominations in the QFA’s 2021 Virtual Franchising Awards and was selected to be on the shortlist for the following awards:

  • Marketing Excellence
  • New Franchisor of the Year.

Adapting to Change 


Bridgewater Home Care is continuously improving and adapting to the new norm we find ourselves in.

During 2020, we have all pulled together in incredible new ways to make the lives of our clients better. It is more important than ever during this new lockdown period to ensure that our clients, many of whom are self-isolating at home, receive exceptional care and support from the carers at Bridgewater Home Care. We know from the feedback we receive from our clients and their loved ones that a visit from one of their regular carers can really benefit their mental health and wellbeing.

We follow government guidelines on the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to ensure our clients are as comfortable and safe as possible. Our carers receive training which includes infection prevention, handwashing and the safe use and removal of required PPE. They will also clean any surfaces that they have touched during the care visit. Bridgewater Home Care regularly carry out Covid tests for our carers and we have been and will be supporting our staff and clients to access the vaccination in a timely manner.

high quality care at home

Access to an experienced franchise support team


We decided to share our business model once it had been thoroughly tested in 3 trading locations with 3 separate local authorities and market conditions. In each location, the private client-focused business model has been successful, with a turnover in excess of £2 million. The community outreach, fundraising activities, social media presence, along with the marketing materials and online presence make Bridgewater Home Care a real challenger in the home care market.

Franchisees are provided with a comprehensive week-long training programme that can be delivered remotely. Once a franchisee has acquired their franchise location they are provided with all the marketing material they would need to get going and start both advertising for clients and recruiting a care team. They are not left to their own devices once they establish and they will have frequent monitoring and catch up meetings from the Bridgewater Home Care brand compliance team and continued support from the financial team to help with invoicing and payroll.

A responsive business model


The business is now providing a paperless business model for franchisees. All care plans, medication records, client and employee data is stored online along with all operations being accessible from any PC, laptop or mobile phone after our investments in collaborative and cloud technology. Care never stops so we have developed a system to enable the business to always be responsive to the needs of our clients and carers.

We want to see Bridgewater Home Care being the most tech-driven care provider to achieve efficiencies and the best quality of care in the marketplace. All these implementations will make the job of running a franchise that much more streamlined so a franchisee can focus on what’s important, growing their business.

Our Franchise Opportunity


A new year is a great time for a change, whether that be in your personal life or your work life. It is a time to set new goals, take on new challenges and create new memories.

At Bridgewater Home Care we believe our franchise offering is a great opportunity to make a real difference to people in their everyday lives. It opens the opportunity to run a business in such a rewarding and growing industry and take on new responsibilities that have real positive impacts on both the staff we employ and the clients we all support. The advantage of joining a franchise is you have the benefit of being steps ahead of someone who is starting a business from scratch.

If you are interested in finding out more about how you can become a part of the Bridgewater family and do something special, email us or ring our friendly team today:

Call: 0800 355 7888