‘Outstanding’ Fylde home care provider launches recruitment drive

By Boost Business Lancashire

12 Jan 2024

Clifton Homecare - Boost support 1.jpg.jpg

A Fylde-based care business which has received support from Boost; Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub has launched a significant drive for new staff.

Clifton Homecare, a family business based in Lytham St Annes, provides private, NHS, and local authority-funded domiciliary care services on the Fylde coast including companionship, health visits and end of life care.

It has recently secured a new in-home care contract with Lancashire County Council to deliver services across the Fylde area in places such as Greenhalgh, Singleton and Elswick in addition to its existing care services in South Fylde.

The business is rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and managing director Caroline Cosh contacted Boost at the start 2023 for support as she looked to expand and meet this increased demand, while maintaining Clifton Homecare’s strong reputation.

The business has grown its employee count from 42 to 50 in the past year and is aiming to keep expanding over the coming years. Caroline said the Boost support has helped her to reflect on the company’s growth strategy and assess her priorities in helping the business to expand.

Caroline said: “Taking part in Boost’s support programme has helped me take time out of the business to reflect on our business journey and where the next part of that journey will take us.

“We are actively recruiting and the business is changing as it expands. The support helped me to find the headspace to consider the way we currently operate and whether this is the best way to do so going forward.”

Boost is Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub and is led by Lancashire County Council. It has received £2.6m from the UK Government for its current programme of business support through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund contributions of ten local authorities in Lancashire, in addition to contributions from Lancashire County Council and the Department for Business and Trade.

Boost’s mission is to help Lancashire businesses thrive and since 2013, it has supported over 14,000 businesses, helping create 3,500 jobs while adding £100m to the local economy. It offers a range of funded business support services and a team of business advisers Lancashire businesses can talk to.

Caroline initially met with business advisor Mike Reece from Boost’s Business Advice Service, who discussed her ambitions and discussed the right funded support to meet these. She then received Boost support from mentor John Townsend to further evaluate her business priorities and set specific goals.

The Boost support included helping Caroline fully appreciate the value of her own time, both to the business and in general so she can prioritise and focus on the business’s growth.

The company’s growth journey and ambition saw it win Employer of the Year award at the Be Inspired Business Awards (BIBAs) in September 2023, in recognition for its commitment to employees and dedication to providing outstanding care. It has also recently won several local awards for its work in care services.

Andrew Leeming, Boost programme manager at Lancashire County Council said: “This is a growth-focused and determined business. Caroline is a leader and advocate in her field locally, regionally, and nationally. The team clearly love their business, and this is reflected in the recent awards they have received.

“Our Boost advisers are experts in all areas of business growth and Boost also puts businesses in direct contact with the most suitable support from our partners across Lancashire. It’s fantastic to see that the support to help Clifton Homecare is proving beneficial to the company as it grows.”

Caroline added: “I would recommend other businesses consider engaging with Boost. As business owners we can get bogged down with everyday detail and not have time or the headspace to get a fresh perspective on our business, but it certainly proves valuable to do so.”

Latest news

1

Beer and gin festival returns in support of local youth charity Blackburn Beer and Gin Festival

Beer and gin festival returns in support of local youth charity

29 Feb 2024

2

Government minister tours Eden Project site Esther McVey MP Visited The Eden Project Morecambe Site To Learn More About The Latest Plans For The Forthcoming Attraction 6

Government minister tours Eden Project site

27 Feb 2024

3

Bowker Motor Group's million-pound charger investment PXL_20240222_151929237.jpg.jpg

Bowker Motor Group's million-pound charger investment

29 Feb 2024

4

Why you shouldn’t ignore sustainable logistics in 2024 Sustainable Logistics 01.jpg.jpg

Why you shouldn’t ignore sustainable logistics in 2024

29 Feb 2024

5

Society1 member interview: Mich Bondesio from-the-members-mich-2.png.png

Society1 member interview: Mich Bondesio

29 Feb 2024

Background image for hub sign up block

LBV Hub

Reach 50,000 members of the Lancashire business community

Post your news
Post your events
Post your offers
Company profile
Social reach
Magazine coverage
Sign-up
Events
LBV115 Magazine Launch Event
DSC9389
Networking
20 Mar 2024

LBV115 Magazine Launch Event

Delta Hotels by Preston Marriott, Garstang Road, Broughton, PR3 5JB

16:00 - 18:00

Business Networking in Blackburn - BNI Infinity
EVENT LISTING BNI Infinity.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
01 Mar 2024

Business Networking in Blackburn - BNI Infinity

Hampton by Hilton, 2 Frontier Ave, Blackburn, BB1 3AL

06:30 - 08:30

Business Networking in Preston - BNI Brunch
EVENT LISTING SIZING Brunch .png.png
LBV Hub Networking
01 Mar 2024

Business Networking in Preston - BNI Brunch

Samlesbury Preston Hotel, Preston New Road, Preston, PR5 0UL

09:30 - 11:00

Complete Charity Ball Event
charty-ball-1200x630.jpg.jpg
LBV Hub Dinners / Balls
02 Mar 2024

Complete Charity Ball Event

Dalmeny Hotel, St Anne's

19:00 - 21:00

The Landmark Great Hall open day
The Landmark Great Hall will host an Open Day on Sunday 3rd March.jpg.jpg
LBV Hub
03 Mar 2024

The Landmark Great Hall open day

The Landmark, 1 School Lane, Burnley, BB11 1UF

12:00 - 15:00

Business Networking in Chorley - BNI Endeavour
EVENT LISTING SIZING Endeavour.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
05 Mar 2024

Business Networking in Chorley - BNI Endeavour

Oak Royal, Bury Lane, Chorley, PR6 8SW

06:30 - 08:30

Business Networking in Blackburn - BNI Vista
EVENT LISTING SIZING Vista.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
05 Mar 2024

Business Networking in Blackburn - BNI Vista

Hampton by Hilton, 2 Frontier Ave, Blackburn, BB1 3AL

06:45 - 08:30

Techy Tuesday Meet-Up at Society1
Techy Tuesdays.jpg.jpg
LBV Hub Networking
05 Mar 2024

Techy Tuesday Meet-Up at Society1

Society1, Preston, PR1 3LT

12:00 - 13:00

Business Networking in Preston - BNI Diamond
LBV Hub Networking
06 Mar 2024

Business Networking in Preston - BNI Diamond

The Marriot Hotel, Garstang Road, Broughton, PR3 5JB

07:15 - 09:00

Business Networking in Lancaster - Eden Business Network
EVENT LISTING Eden Business Network.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
06 Mar 2024

Business Networking in Lancaster - Eden Business Network

The Borough, 3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, LA1 1PP

18:30 - 20:30

Business Networking in Accrington - BNI Zeus
EVENT LISTING SIZING Zeus.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
06 Mar 2024

Business Networking in Accrington - BNI Zeus

The Mill House, Corn Mill Yard, Accrington, BB5 5HX

06:45 - 08:30

Blackburn and Preston Audi VIP Events
Stoke NN (2).jpg.jpg
LBV Hub Exhibitions
07 Mar 2024 - 11 Mar 2024

Blackburn and Preston Audi VIP Events

Blackburn Audi/ Preston Audi, Blackburn Audi, Trident Park, Whitebirk Drive, Blackburn BB1 3HT / Preston Audi Riversway Motor Park, Nelson Way, Preston PR2 2JZ, BB1 3HT / PR2 2JZ

08:30 - 19:00

Advertise with us

Reaching 50,000 members, our print, digital and event platforms offer a fantastic way to raise your business profile and help you grow.

Find out more Lbv114 Online Graphic
Subscribe now

Weekly news bulletin