A DALLAM based business has marked 10 years of success.

Bridgewater Home Care was founded in 2010 by Phil Eckersley and celebrated a decade in the home care business on Sunday.

Phil formed the firm due to his own yearning to make a difference in his community.

The award-winning business has gone on to expand its regional network with three locations that have achieved success after implementing the Bridgewater Home Care model.

Bridgewater Home Care has received two accolades at the Greater Manchester Business Awards 2020 for ‘Employer of the Year’ and ‘Wellbeing in the Workplace’.

Phil said: “Our most recent award wins are testament to the unique family culture at Bridgewater Home Care and are clear evidence of our commitment to the continuous improvement and wellbeing of our employees, something I am extremely proud of.

“Providing care is anything but unskilled work. We need to remove this damaging perception and continue celebrating the amazing work performed by our carers and make caring visible. Bridgewater Home Care is a wonderful place for people to develop their talent and receive the best training, coaching, and mentoring to progress their career in care.

“I am so proud of everything that we have achieved over the past 10 years.”

Staff will celebrate virtually.

Phil added: “There have been so many highlights, from welcoming our first client on board, which I still remember to this day,to winning our first award in 2017 for Employer of the Year.

“ Every time we receive a positive client review is a highlight as I know our teams have made a real difference. Particularly over the past six months, I am honoured by how the office and care teams have come together supporting each other.

“We have all helped each other and our clients despite challenging times. The population of the UK is ageing, and the home care sector is growing.

“Combine this with the current step-change in the perception of carers and it is not too difficult to see that there is a fabulous opportunity for the sector to thrive economically, whilst also bringing huge social benefits.

“Now is definitely the time to celebrate everything we have achieved and we very much look forward to being the leader in home care across the north west over the next decade.”