Bright Care, the fast-growing Scottish domiciliary care provider, is planning to create at least 18 new jobs with the opening of a new office in Perth which will provide its award-winning services across the county.
The new facility, which will open in the summer of 2015, is the latest advance in the company’s growth strategy, building on its existing group portfolio of offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and East Dunbartonshire.
Three office staff and at least 15 carers will be employed at the new premises, which are likely to be in brand new offices at the Mid-Friarton Business Park within the well-established Riverview Business Park on Friarton Road, just five minutes from the city centre but also close to the M90.
Tim Cocking, founder and director of Bright Care, said: “Bright Care’s new office will serve not only the city of Perth, our teams will cover all of rural Perthshire, in which there is great need for private care provision.
“There are limited options for senior citizens, taking into account the limitations of statutory services, often the only options available to older people and their relatives is a residential care home, which, in our experience is rarely what people would freely choose, given the choice. Bright Care’s service will alleviate this position.”
Bright Care work exclusively with self-funded, private individuals who have chosen to live independently at home rather than in a residential or nursing home. It strategically chooses not to contract with local authorities. The service includes everything from assisting with the linen and laundry to intensive live-in care for more complex needs.
Tim Cocking was named as the Scottish Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the 2012 Prince’s Trust National Business Awards and the Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the 2012 Prince’s Trust Regional Business Awards.
The company already employs 100 people across its three existing offices and has grown its turnover to £1.5 million.