Happy Birthday To Us, Happy Birthday To Us!
Celebrating our 5th birthday ...
It's been an exciting week here at Extra Help HQ. Saturday was our birthday and we celebrated 5 years of trading! Imagine that? We've been going from strength to strength for all that time ...
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Extra Help was initially set up to respond to the needs of elderly people living independently who required help with everyday tasks such as shopping, domestic chores, gardening and meal preparation.
Although helping the elderly remains our passion, our services have since expanded to include new and working parents, time-poor professionals and just about anyone who needs ad-hoc or regular assistance.
All of our home-helpers are personally interviewed, DBS and reference-checked, giving our clients the reassurance they need that they are in the best possible hands.
The business was first franchised in 2011 and we now have our wonderful franchisees dotted around England - from Plymouth to Newcastle - without whom we wouldn't be able to spread our services around the country.
"They all do such a wonderful job and I'd like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' for believing in Extra Help and choosing to come on board with us!"
We also had other fantastic news last week: Louise Pen- Collings and I were semi-finalists in the Devon Venus awards and last week, at the stunning venue of Saunton Sands Hotel in North Devon, the finalists were announced.
Louise and I both got through to the finals! We'll have to wait until Friday 27th November to see if we've won so fingers crossed all round. Louise is a finalist for Employee of the Year and I'm a finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year.
"Whatever the result, we're both very proud to have got so far!"
If you'd like to know more about the Venus awards click here and to find out more about Extra Help, the areas we cover, or our franchise opportunity, look at our website or call us on 0845 618 2904.
Until next time ...
Claire is a serial entrepreneur having successfully established a networking group, a magazine advertising company and a building contracting company over the past few years.
Now living in Cornwall and handling Extra Help operations countrywide, Claire has a passion for business and is determined to grow Extra Help into a nationwide brand.