Our Heritage

We have been providing quality home care, across the world, for over 25 years. The company was founded in 1998 by Larry Meigs, who, after two decades in franchising, felt compelled to make a change in the care industry. Utilising his extensive business acumen and franchise know-how, Larry launched the very first Visiting Angels office in Havertown, Philadelphia, USA.

We now have over 800 franchisees operating in five countries: USA, Canada, Mexico, South Korea and the UK. We proudly support over 15,000 clients and provide work to almost 16,000 caregivers worldwide. Our global network enables unprecedented sharing of best practice, innovation and peer-to-peer support.

Today, Larry is still Chief Executive of Visiting Angels worldwide and plays an active role in the business. His passion and enthusiasm just keep on growing… as does our network!

In 2017, the Visiting Angels brand came to the UK under the expert leadership of Dan Archer; a franchise veteran and passionate ambassador for quality care at home.

Dan launched the first UK office in October 2017. In less than 12 months, Visiting Angels Sheffield proved to be one of our most successful new franchises. Ever. We’re now focussed on finding and supporting an army of likeminded professionals to imbed the Visiting Angels brand across the UK.

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The Visiting Angels brand

There’s more to a name than just sounding charming. Our brand totally encompasses the care, comfort and confidence that we bring to the lives of those we support. People in the UK, and across the world, often refer to our caregivers as “Angels”; add to that the fact that we visit them at home and it’s easy to see why our name is so apt and so memorable.

For our franchisees, being part of a brand which is unforgettable helps to secure your position both as a care provider and employer of choice in your local community; which proves essential for building a strong business.

For our clients and their families, our name brings with it a feeling of positivity and warmth, reassuring them of our best intentions. Given the choice, wouldn’t you want an angel to care for your loved one?

Think care, think Visiting Angels.

Meet the Team

Dan Archer, CEO- UK

Dan’s journey in home care started with a personal experience which wasn’t a positive one. He saw first-hand how damaging irregular and inconsistent care can be. His family struggled to secure a reliable home care service and he came to realise that he had to get involved to try to make a difference, to do home care differently.

Visiting Angels was launched in the UK because too many home care services pay lip service to the importance of their carers but do not match this with their actions. We don’t just talk about how important the Visiting Angels Family is we have built our business around our caregivers. Our Mission Statement explains our ethos and why we are different.

Dan’s career has given him experience of some of home care’s leaders in best practice and he has been able to introduce the very best of this into our homecare service.

Bella Hallam 

Franchise Director

Bella’s career in care started at the age of 18 as a Care Giver. Having grown up in the industry she gained extensive experience in care delivery, care management, and business development. At Visiting Angels, Bella specialises in the coaching and development of our Franchisees to establish and develop successful businesses. From very early on in her career, Bella recognised the need for change in the sector and made it her mission to be able to influence that.

Tray Hall

Area Development Manager ( Midlands)

Tray ensures that our home care service provides the market leading support that you would expect from one of the world’s largest care providers. Tray has worked in homecare for several years and has also been activity involved in community support projects in her home town.Tray has seen the pressure that short term visits and poor carer pay can have on a home care provider and she joined Visiting Angels because she believes in the company’s values

Nik Dickinson

Area Development Manager (South)

Nik is an accomplished area manager with vast experience in the social care sector. Nik assists franchisees in running profitable homecare operations and businesses by utilising his exceptional skills in customer service, leadership, and people management. With extensive experience as a Registered Home Care Manager, Nik understands the industry’s challenges and has used this knowledge to develop solutions and assist franchisees in growing their businesses.

Katriona Gardner – Whitney

Area Development Manager – North

Kat brings 13 years of experience in Health & Social Care to her role. She assists in the development and expansion of their businesses from inception. She guides Franchisees through the entire process, providing comprehensive training, facilitating networking opportunities, overseeing carer recruitment, and ensuring alignment with their business plans.

Laura Platts

Area Development Manager – New Franchisees

Laura is an experienced Business Development Professional within in the Care Industry.

Working across both Care Homes and Domiciliary Care, Laura has helped multiple businesses rapidly increase their intake of clients and staff. Laura uses her expertise in Sales and Marketing, to help businesses achieve their desired growth.

Sana Singh

Marketing Manager

Sana is a marketing professional specialising in franchise support, digital and conventional marketing, and brand development. With hands-on experience, she crafts impactful campaigns that boost brand visibility and drive business growth. Sana’s collaborative approach and innovative mindset empower franchises to thrive in competitive markets.

Claire Wright

Head of Finance

Claire is a seasoned professional in the realm of finance, boasting extensive expertise in both finance and accounting. As the Head of Finance, she holds a pivotal role in her organization, leveraging her wealth of experience to support franchisees in navigating through their operations successfully. With a keen eye for detail and a knack for problem-solving, Claire provides invaluable insights and assistance, ensuring that financial matters are managed effectively and efficiently.

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