CEO of Visiting Angels Dan Archer and Head of Franchising Bella Hallam

Visiting Angels, an innovative care franchise who put their carers at the heart of their business, has triumphed once again, seizing the illustrious HSBC EF100 Emerging Franchisor of the Year Award 2024. This honour comes just weeks after the company’s victory at the Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards, solidifying their standing as a leading force in the care industry.

The EF100 (Elite Franchise Top 100), now a benchmark in the franchise sector, spotlights the crème de la crème of UK franchisors. Visiting Angels has been recognised for their commitment to excellence, innovation and significant impact on franchising. “Winning the EF100 Emerging Franchisor of the Year Award is not just a win for Visiting Angels, it’s a testament to our belief that being rewarding our carers for the important job they do results in great outcomes for our clients. This approach not only supports our growth but also empowers our franchisees and the communities they serve,” said Dan Archer, CEO of Visiting Angels. “We are deeply honoured and grateful for this recognition.”

Judged by a distinguished panel of industry professionals, the EF100 is supported by major sponsors like HSBC UK Bank plc and commends franchisors based on growth, franchisee support and community contribution among other criteria. Since its inception in 2017, the award has gained a reputation for identifying franchises that set the standard in their respective fields.

Gillian Morris, Head of UK Franchising at HSBC UK, and spokesperson for the headline sponsor, articulated the sentiment of the night, “Franchising is an engine of growth for the UK economy, and we are pleased to support an initiative that not only promotes excellence but also supports the ongoing development of the franchise sector.”


Visiting Angels stands out for their ‘carer-centric’ philosophy, a strategy that has clearly resonated with both the industry and the people they serve. The company’s successive accolades underscore their position as an emergent leader, charting a course that many are sure to follow.

“I would like to dedicate this award to our brilliant support team, our network of 67 franchises and, at the heart of our business, the 1,100 carers in the UK doing the most-important job of looking after our clients every day,” added Dan.