Yorkshire born and bred, Dan Archer is the Managing Director of Sheffield-based care company, Visiting Angels. A franchise specialist with 20 years’ experience, Dan has worked with a number of now well-established franchise brands and helped over 350 franchisees to realise their dreams of self-employment.
Dan has held key roles at the British Franchise Association (bfa), including sitting on the Board of Directors between 2007 and 2013 and as Chairman of the Finance Committee.
In 2010, unfortunate personal experience brought about a desire to change the UK care sector, beginning with a role at Home Instead Senior Care. As part of his commitment to orchestrating change, Dan attended Westminster consultations when cross-party groups were considering solutions for the ageing population.
In 2015, he joined Europe’s largest live-in care provider, Promedica24, to help develop the UK division of the franchise. After establishing 20+ franchisees across the country, Dan once again took on a development role with an international brand. This time, with one of America’s largest care franchises: Visiting Angels.
Dan launched the first UK office in October 2017. In less than 12 months, Visiting Angels Sheffield proved to be one of the brand’s most successful new businesses. Ever.
Visiting Angels provides in-home care to those that require it in Sheffield and the surrounding areas. From providing companionship and help with day-to-day tasks to supporting more complex needs like Dementia, Parkinson’s and Stroke.
Recognising a need to do things differently the company pledges to place carers at the centre of everything that they do – an approach they call being ‘carer-centric’. Vowing to address the fundamental issues in the care sector, Visiting Angels offer high levels of pay and ensure that caregivers are paid for travelling. The company is committed to rewarding loyalty, providing benefits and encouraging professional development among staff. By being truly carer centric, Visiting Angels create an environment where carers can care more, clients can live better and families can feel assured.
The Visiting Angels mission: ‘By redefining what it means to be a care worker in our society, we will create a workforce of proud, loyal and vibrant caregivers: our ‘Visiting Angels’. Their compassion and dedication will bring about a new standard of person-centred care. And change the care industry, for good.’