Jo Vowles has been recognised and shortlisted as Disruptive Franchisee of the Year 2024 in the prestigious Disruptive Franchise Awards.

The awards recognize UK based Franchise businesses who are successful in their approach in their specific industry. The Disruptive Franchisee of the Year Award celebrates franchisees who go above and beyond for their Franchisor, helping to test out new initiatives, offering support to Head Office and suggesting innovative new ideas.

Jo, who began her franchising journey with Harmony at Home in 2021, by purchasing the Buckinghamshire branch, quickly established herself as the leading Nanny Agency within Buckinghamshire and went onto purchase her second territory, Hertfordshire in 2022. She has gone from strength to strength in running her own business, and has firmly found her place within the network, offering support to the other franchisees whenever she can. Her candidates and clients often express how much they appreciate her prompt communication, organisation and keen eye for detail. In the past year alone, she made over 60 successful placements, providing over 1.1 million hours of in-home childcare and continuing to fulfil clients and candidates dreams across both Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, which her 48 5* google reviews prove.

Of her shortlisting, Jo says, “I am proud and honoured to be a finalist in the Disruptive Franchise Awards 2024. I have been nominated in the Disruptive Franchisee category. Since starting my journey nearly three years ago, I have tried hard to fully immerse myself in the role of a franchisee, helping other franchisees as much as I can along the way. Huge congratulations to the other finalists and thank you as always for your support Frankie Gray and the team at Harmony at Home Nanny and Household Staff Agency.”

Jo continues to grow both branches, taking advice from National Office and proving herself as an indispensable franchisee. Jo mentors many new franchisees, and always sets the best example she can, offering support and advice when it is required.

‘Jo goes above and beyond each and every day to support our Network of Franchisees, furthermore, she is always willing to help test out new ideas and initiatives, speak to prospects, and be a mentor to new Franchisees. She helps us at Head office by being a sounding board and council, which is paramount to achieving balance and equilibrium within a Franchise network. Jo embraces change, and is also suggestive of new ideas to help increase profits. She also has a wealth of administrative ideas which have helped us streamline our processes, some of her ideas have been incorporated and adopted into our manual. I was thrilled to award Jo our Ambassador award in 2023 and most recently at our 2024 Awards our Highly Commended Ambassador Award.

I am very much looking forward to seeing Jo flourish further, now that she has acquired a second Harmony at Home franchise.’ says Frankie Gray, founder of Harmony at Home. Harmony at Home is a premier nanny and household staff recruitment agency, providing high quality recruitment services for parents and principals in London, the UK and internationally.From nannies, household staff and maternity nurses to more specialised help, such as the parent consultancy, Harmony at Home provides the right childcare for families, whatever their requirements. Find out more here:

For more information contact Jo on 01844 617302 for Bucks, or 01707 444240 for Herts or email

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We are currently looking for highly motivated, talented and passionate people. We have developed a simple and successful model, to enable you to work from home, running an Employment Agency, which provides a profitable source of income and a guaranteed Harmony at Home level of childcare provision to local parents and households. You will be sourcing candidates for our clients who are the employers. Making the right matches is very important, and so you will be a great communicator, and readily available at all times of the day.

If you think you’re like Jo, and have got what it takes, then find out more by booking a discovery call with us today!