Meet the Franchisees

Amy Stone, owner of Acacia Homecare Stockport and Manchester.

Amy started her career in care for a very young age, starting as a carer and then developing her roles in different settings including domiciliary care until eventually becoming a director of care. Before Amy decided to turn to owning a franchise she was already in that field as a Franchise Development Manager responsible for sales and supporting franchises nationally to grow their business.

Having developed her skills and career in the health and social care sector through sheer determination and the need to want to make a difference in the industry Amy’s next step was to build her own business so she can lead the way and help improve the sector from the front. Having worked in a franchise network since 2010 Amy knew that she wanted a franchise but more so that she needed a brand and franchisor that shared her ethics, morals and drive and that’s when she met Acacia Homecare.

Amy has welcomed the support she has received from Acacia Homecare from setting up to continued support as she grows the business.

Jesse and Vicky Kondal, owner of Acacia Homecare Berkshire

Hi, we are husband and wife Jesse and Vicky Kondal. We are very proud to have joined the Acacia network and open up our office in High Wycombe. Our background has been far removed from care both working in different sectors. Our careers have been in the corporate world such as recruitment, IT business development and account management.

We both came to a point in our lives where we wanted to fulfil a greater need, to do something for ourselves and the wider community as well as to create a legacy for our 4 children. Going into care seemed the natural route to take, we would be making a difference in other people’s lives and promoting what care should look like.

Vicky’s father, required professional care support before he sadly passed away and Vicky saw first hand what it took to be a good carer. She saw the carers work tirelessly, without judgement and with empathy and compassion. We both understand and respect that providing care is not easy and we fully support them and their needs as well as the needs of the customers.

With our knowledge and the expertise in and our desire to make life that much better for individuals we want to build a care organisation that puts all our people at the forefront and build and manage a team that genuinely cares. We are ready to push those boundaries and be a voice for the people that don’t have a say.

Harvey Dhillon, owner of Acacia Homecare North West London.

Hello, I am Harvey and I met Minal and Sanj through mutual interests at a time in my life I was considering leaving the corporate world to do something for myself and for my family.  Having further researched the care industry, I felt this sector would suit me as alongside my day job I set up and ran a youth club which helped our community.  Having seen the care that is out there through my own personal experience with a close family member I felt that there is a need for something different in the market and I am now happy to be part of this network so I can help to make that difference.

My knowledge from the corporate world has provided me with the tools I need to run my own business and from my own experiences and interests that has helped me to understand that this business isn’t just about me, it is about our customers, our team of carers and the wider community.  Making sure we provide our services responsibly, with dignity and respect and following the values of the overall Acacia Homecare vision is how I envision this business will grow.