Founder and managing director of Preston-headquartered home care specialist, Community Life Choices, was crowned Lancashireâ€™s Entrepreneurial Young â€˜Un of the year at a prestigious awards ceremony held in Blackpool on Friday (12 June 2015).
Alan Frew, 36, from Longton, Preston, created more than 50 new jobs across the UK during the last year, a time period during which the company increased turnover by 150 per cent â€“ its fourth year of trading. The firm is now on target to surpass Â£2m in 2015.
Hosted at the Winter Gardens, Lancashire Business View Young â€˜Uns 2015 celebrate the young entrepreneurial, professional and business talent that the Lancashire region has to offer. It rewards those aged 36 and under who are setting the pace in business.
Community Life Choices (CLC) specialises in the provision of five-star home care to adults and children in need of personalised health and social care services.
One of 13 winners on the night, Alan was joined by colleague Chantel Oâ€™Reilly who was shortlisted in the High Flying Young â€˜Un category and recently crowned the best home care coordinator in the North West at the Great British Care Awards.
Alan Frew, managing director of Community Life Choices, said: â€œIâ€™m so proud to have won this award which has topped off a phenomenal year for the company.
â€œFour years ago I created a business that would ensure people with complex care needs had access to greater choice in the type of care they receive and the way its delivered and this has had a dramatic impact not just in Lancashire, but across the UK though our various local authority contracts.
â€œIâ€™d like to dedicate this award to the hard work and dedication of my team because without them the business wouldnâ€™t be what it is today.â€
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