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40 year old Emily Magrath, from Bangor, County Down, is quite the inspiration. Mum to three young boys, Emily owns a successful care business (one of the largest in the region) and is passionately involved with her church, Bangor Elim. We caught up with her to find out how she juggles family, community and business!
“I’ve always been a busy working mum! When I’m not in the office, running team meetings and planning client visits, I’m ferrying our three boys between school, sports clubs and church events. Helping in my community really matters to me – we serve in our local church and are mainly involved with social action ministries, which creates a feeling of community in the area. Caring for others is at the heart of our family, and our business. I never feel like I’ve bitten off more than I can chew, though – being a mummy, helping those who need it most and running Caremark are all equally rewarding,” said Emily.
Since starting a family in 2005, life has been a bit of a whirlwind for this busy mum! Emily and her husband, Richard, launched Caremark North Down, Ards and Belfast, in 2013 when youngest son, Zach, was just eight months old. Since then, they’ve built a business which supports 300 local residents, providing thousands of hours of care at home every single week and bringing work to 140 carers. On top of this, the Magraths’ invest a significant amount of their limited free time in supporting their local church – an endeavour which Emily feels particularly passionately about:
“Community means everything to me. We want our boys to grow up understanding that giving back to those who need it most is important. I think our caring nature is what drove us to launch a care business in the first place. Our business brings employment and career opportunities to the area and, because of our hard work, we now have the luxury of being able to build our schedule around our three boys – and their never-ending activities – and the church work we do. What’s the point in success if you can’t give time back?”
So, with much of her week spent in the Caremark office, located on Balloo Avenue in the heart of Bangor, and the rest spent either at Bangor Elim Church, getting outdoors with the kids for family time, or at home, preparing meals and catching up on paperwork, we had to ask – how does this ‘Super Mum’ do it?
“Honestly? I couldn’t do any of it without Richard. We make a great team in business and at home. We complement each other well, we work around each other’s commitments and we really respect each other. Yes, our life is always super busy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
Find out more about Caremark by visiting https://www.caremark.co.uk/locations/belfast-and-north-down
Images available – A selection of photos of Emily with her three sons, and one of Richard, Emily and their three sons.
If you would like to speak with Emily Magrath, please contact Kelly Ayres at Rev PR on 07895 876745 firstname.lastname@example.org
Caremark is the UK's largest privately owned care franchise with a turnover of £65m. We are a leading home care provider with over 100 offices in the UK and Ireland. We support over 6000 customers and employ more than 5400 carers who deliver on average, over 96,000 hours of care, every single week, across the UK.
Established in 2005, we are proud to be a wholly UK owned and operated home care franchise which has an established and successful UK based network. 43% of Caremark franchisees are female, which is almost double the national franchising average. It's a figure we are really proud of. Not only that, but a large proportion of our management team are women, including our Managing Director, Finance Director, National Operations Manager and National Training Manager.
The UK has an ageing population which is estimated to grow some 58% in the next 20 years. As the demand for more complex and highly professional levels of care increases, we continue to provide a quality service to those in need of help and support. There is also a developing awareness that care at home can benefit not only those individuals in need but the hospitals and other organisations that are also responsible for looking after them.
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