4th September 2018
Earlier in August, Caremark’s acting Managing Director David Glover was a guest on Share Radio, the UK radio station covering all things business and financial.
Interviewed by BBC journalist and top broadcaster Sue Dougan for her 'Track Record' programme, David talked about his path to franchising which began over twenty years ago and has remained his passion ever since. He spoke with her about the obvious lack of education in franchising at school and University level. So much so that he says ‘franchising ought to be 'taught in schools' and is the perfect route for becoming your own boss.’
Sue was interested to learn how he found franchising and why he was so passionate about the industry. During his hour long interview, interspersed with various music tracks which provided important and personal marker points in his career, David explained how he came from being ranked by the Chambers Guide as one of the leading franchise solicitors in 1996 to being a franchisee in several different brands.
He went on to talk about how he was instrumental in setting up the Subway chain as a successful franchise before turning his talents to growing and developing the Mail Box network. A few years after that he was appointed the commercial director of MAX Serviced Apartments and successfully launched the development of branded serviced apartment accommodation in the UK.
Sue asked him about his current role as acting Managing Director for Caremark, the Sussex based home care franchisor which he joined in 2014. Keen to stay in franchising, he joined Caremark as Franchise Recruitment Manager overseeing the sourcing and recruitment of high calibre professionals to the franchise network before being promoted shortly afterwards to Franchise Director.
As acting Managing Director, David now leads the senior management team, using his expertise to contribute to the strategic development of the company. His considerable legal experience means he is also responsible for all in-house franchise legal matters.
Over the years he has acquired a thorough understanding of franchising from all perspectives having been an Affilitate bfa member, a franchisor and franchisee. As such he was appointed as the Chair for the London and SE Forum for the bfa. This voluntary role places him in an ideal position to facilitate the ongoing progress and development of franchising in the UK and in maintaining the ethical standards of the industry through the bfa.
When he’s not at work, he can often be found on the cricket field either playing or umpiring!
31st January 2019
Caremark reveals revolutionary new care service at franchise conference and awards.
9th January 2019
Beating off bigger and longer-established brands Caremark has achieved 7th place in Elite Franchise’s Top 100 list.
8th January 2019
Caremark welcomes Alan Frew and Sharon Kemp to their Head Office team.
3rd December 2018
Caremark welcomed its largest ever group of new franchisees to the network in November.
26th June 2018
Every summer Caremark holds a fun social day for all their franchisees.
8th June 2018
Caremark are transforming their internal culture and have launched an exciting culture campaign.
29th May 2018
Public votes place Caremark in the Top 20 providers of home care in regions across the UK.
Since I joined, Caremark has done everything they promised they would do. The support has always been there and Kevin Lewis has even come out and given me a morale boost when I've needed it.Amarjit Gill, Caremark Redditch & Bromsgrove
After doing some research, there was really no doubt in our minds, that the only choice we would be happy with would be Caremark, given the emphasis on care and not profit.– Richard Magrath, Caremark North Down, Ards & Belfast
I researched various sectors before reaching the decision that domiciliary care offered the sustainability and a straightforward business model which allowed for positive cashflow and personal reward.– Charles Folkes, Caremark Redcar & Cleveland
A strong ratio of 15:1 between franchisees and Regional Support Managers
CEO and founder of Caremark Kevin Lewis has over 25 years of experience in the UK home care sector