Owning a Blue Ribbon Home Care Franchise does not require you to have care experience, or to have run your own business before.

Our Franchisees come from a wide range of backgrounds but what they all have in common is an understanding of Blue Ribbon’s Values, such as; Respect, Compassion and Accountability.


Blue Ribbon in South West London

Pilot office since 2009

The Blue Ribbon pilot office was opened in 2009 in Kingston upon Thames after the huge success of Calon Lan Community Care in North Wales.

Blue Ribbon in South West London serves the communities of Kingston upon Thames, Merton and Richmond upon Thames and headed by Kim Rosher Holmes who has been with Blue Ribbon since the beginning.

Kim has always ensured Good standards of compliance over the years and secured the Homecare.co.uk Award four years running.

Blue Ribbon in Market Harborough

Franchisee since 2011

Cathy Thompson worked within the NHS for nearly 30 years as a Nurse and Midwife. She left the NHS in 2011 to set up her own home care business after struggling to get suitable care for her own terminally ill father.

Cathy has lived in Market Harborough since 2001 and has used her local knowledge of services to improve the transition of Service Users from NHS care to social care, and to guide and support families when looking for care for their relatives.

Blue Ribbon in Market Harborough has grown over the years and continues to offer care and support to a wide range of people in and around the local area.

Blue Ribbon in Sunderland

Franchisee since 2012

Mark Hughes has worked in social care from 2007, initially with the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI), and then with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

He has a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and believes that outstanding care can only be achieved through outstanding Care Workers.

Consequently, the Sunderland office has won the Homecare.co.uk award as “Top Recommended Homecare Agency” four years running as well as becoming Blue Ribbon’s first branch to achieve Outstanding by the CQC.