A HOME care company covering Teesside and North Yorkshire has been rewarded for its continued growth.

Caremark (Redcar and Cleveland) was named northern franchise of the year after beating off competition from 15 franchises across the North of England.

The Guisborough-based company, which employs more than 100 members of staff, picked up the award for its work and increased growth throughout 2012, despite the tough economic climate.

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Charles Folkes, managing director for Caremark (Redcar and Cleveland), said: “The credit should go to our dedicated team and to the commitment of our care and support workers who deliver an excellent standard of care.”

Kevin Lewis, Caremark chief executive, said: “Redcar and Cleveland continually searched for new business opportunities throughout 2012, and have never let a door close on them.

“They have been rewarded with exciting new opportunities and their flexible thinking has resulted in successful new partnerships, such as working with Cleveland Fire Brigade to provide a 24-hour lifeline response service.”