The 2008 Nurse Next Door Awards program took place at a gala event at the Coast Plaza Hotel in downtown Vancouver. Overlooking English Bay, the venue played host to the historic event which brought together, for the first time, all of Nurse Next Door's franchise partners from across the country.
The top prize, Franchise of the Year, was based on diverse selection criteria which included revenue, planning process, financial records, team environment, and level of participation with the franchise program. While many franchise locations experienced significant success, Nanaimo, BC walked away with the coveted award.
"We are definitely excited to have been singled out as the top Nurse Next Door franchise," said Wilkinson. "It was the support of the corporate team, the founders, our coaches and our fellow franchise partners that really made this possible. We hope to continue with this success over the next year and share our knowledge with the rest of the system."
With the success of their current franchise partners, Nurse Next Door is confident the system will continue to grow and excel. "With our current collection of 17 locations we've had a great deal of success," said Nurse Next Door co-founder Ken Sim. "However what we are really excited for is the success the future still holds. Over the next year we plan to add another 25 franchise locations as we continue to build a national brand in homecare."
About Nurse Next Door
Vancouver-based Nurse Next Door is one of Canada's fastest growing in-home senior care franchisors and is dedicated to delivering responsive, caring and high quality home healthcare services. Founded in 2001 based on the personal experiences of co-founders Ken Sim and John DeHart, the company is focused on becoming Canada's leading national homecare brand.