Jane Franks - Director & Owner

 

Jane Franks - Director & Owner

Jane Franks, owner and director of Radfield Home Care Milton Keynes has a wealth of business experience, having worked for over 25 years to director level at Domino’s Pizza, Milton Keynes. Jane is a Fellow of the Institute of Personnel & Development (FCIPD) and gained a Post Grad Diploma in Human Resources and an MA in Human Resource Management at Middlesex University.

However, Jane began a different journey in 1976, starting a college course to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a nurse. Having spent some of her childhood in Canada, Jane became a Candy Striper, now called a youth volunteer, in her local hospital, supporting nurses in patient care. Even then Jane enjoyed working with elderly patients and has special memories of her time as a personal carer for a 90-year old lady recuperating following a stroke. Jane explains, “I remember the wonderful life stories my patients shared with me.”

Having taken a different path and climbing the corporate ladder, from start-up with a family culture, to a large Plc Jane had fallen out of love with corporate life. Having worked in a franchise business for many years the attraction of being her own boss became more attractive. Having followed the homecare sector with interest, doing something that gives back and the opportunity to change lives was especially appealing.

Jane explains, “Having worked in human resources for over 20 years, people are my passion. A passion that extends to my charity work where I am actively involved in the local service, Child Bereavement UK. My other passion is supporting Labrador Rescue, over the last few years we have adopted 5 elderly labs.”