SCOTTISH businessman Suhail Rehman, the owner of multiple Home Instead care franchises across Scotland, has won the ‘Single Brand HSBC Best in Class, Multi Unit’ award at the 2023 BFA HSBC British Franchise Awards.
Suhail, who had a career in aeronautical engineering technology before buying his first Home Instead franchise in 2013, now offers care across Glasgow North, Glasgow South, Stirling and Falkirk, Perthshire, South Ayrshire and Kilmarnock, North Lanarkshire and Glasgow East and Aberdeen.
Home Instead UK is an award-winning care company which enables older people to stay living at home if they ever require support. Offering relationship-led home care, its care professionals are matched to clients on the basis of shared interests, and they deliver a range of care, from personal care, to companionship, to specialist dementia care.
Founded in 1977 and with a strapline of ‘Discover Your Tomorrow’ the BFA (British Franchise Association), is the hub of franchising in the UK. The association strives to brighten people’s futures by showcasing the opportunities for businesses and individuals to transform their lives through franchising, whilst also providing an educational space and accreditations, governed by their high standards and a code of ethics.
The awards, often referred to as the ‘Oscars of franchising’ were held at The Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham on 9th November 2023.
Commenting on his win Suhail said: “It’s been ten years since I became a Home Instead franchisee, so to receive an award is a fantastic way of celebrating this milestone! I’m proud to have grown the business from one franchise office to several. Thanks to the dedicated team I have built, we have given more care options to older people in various locations across Scotland. Being a franchisee has given me the chance to run a company with a global name, receive exceptional support, and undergo a clear business direction.”
Pip Wilkins, Chief Executive of the BFA said: “Our huge congratulations to Suhail, on this tremendous win. We had some fantastic franchisee entries this year but his really stood out from the crowd. We would like to thank him for being such a great franchisee and for representing the very best in franchising.”
UK Head of Franchise, Commercial Banking at sponsors HSBC Bank Gillian Morris said: “The diversity of franchising on display at tonight’s awards ceremony – across so many brands and sectors – demonstrates the strength and reach of the industry. Choosing a winner is never easy and I’d like to join Pip in thanking everyone who entered and send our warm congratulations to Suhail on this very well-deserved award.”