Care boss buys out company

Deal: Gary Farrer with wife Stephanie
Deal: Gary Farrer with wife Stephanie
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A Lancashire entrepreneur has acquired care company SureCare from Housing & Care 21.

Gary Farrer, who has been SureCare’s Managing Director for two years, has completed a deal to buy the franchise company.

Since Mr Farrer came on board, he has developed the range of services offered by the company’s 27 franchises and three branches.

Services include personal care and support, home services including DIY, gardening, cooking and cleaning, respite and holiday care, childcare and mobile crèches.

One of the company’s most successful franchises is based in Preston.

Mr Farrer and his wife Stephanie have a proven track record in the care industry having previously built the Lancashire-based Safehands Group into a £5.5million turnover business before selling in November 2011.

Mr Farrer was also responsible earlier this summer for the introduction of the UK’s first micro franchises in the care sector – SureCare Local – allowing people to become franchisees of smaller territories.

Stephanie Farrer will form part of the new team at SureCare acting as a consultant with specific responsibility for rolling out SureCare Local across the UK. SureCare’s head office is in Chester.

Gary Farrer said: “I am looking forward to building the SureCare brand. We have put in place a strong, passionate management team and created a comprehensive range of services totally relevant to the needs of people of all ages today.

“The care sector has changed dramatically over recent years and will continue to do so. Companies like SureCare have a responsibility to continually adapt and evolve to ensure we are providing the right services for today’s society.”