11 March 2016

20151026_115458Jonathon Lofthouse launched his business in 2015 with the Nwes support.

Jonathon first heard about Nwes when he visited Jobcentre Plus. He had been working in the care industry for 14 years, but he felt that most care agencies were only in it for the money. Jonathon wanted to deliver a more personal service.

Jonathon met Nwes Business Advisor Jean McNeil, and attended a free Marketing course as part of the government Start and Grow programme.  Within months, Jonathon opened his office for the first time.

“The business planning and advice given by Jean has been helpful, and the Marketing course run by John Clarke was also extremely useful.”

Carers Elite Limited is a specialist local independent care agency. Run by Jonathon and his wife, it is a small family business that genuinely cares.

What does Jonathon love most about running his own business?

“The feeling of coming into the office and knowing this is my business and I can run it my way and maintain the honour and integrity I aspire to.”

Each employee joining the company receives full training, giving Jonathon the assurance that clients are receiving a first class service, and ensuring that staff feel valued and cared for.

Jonathon’s top tip for new businesses: “You need to have a plan B. Things don’t always go as planned.”

Jonathon will continue to grow his business, aiming to employ 40 local carers and nurses.

Could you see yourself employing and bring jobs to your region? Speak to Nwes about your plans and find out how we could help.


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