Devon and Plymouth Chamber of Commerce recognise Extra Help’s outstanding achievements

We are thrilled and extremely proud to announce that Sarah Sanders, owner of Extra Help South Hams, West Devon, and Bude, and Charlie Hawkes, owner of Extra Help North & Mid Devon, have both been chosen by the Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce to receive prestigious ‘30 Under 30’ Awards . These awards are designed to celebrate the exceptional contributions made by young entrepreneurs and business leaders across the region.

The 30 Under 30 Awards

The 30 Under 30 Awards recognise rising stars who have demonstrated remarkable achievements, innovation, and dedication in their respective fields. This year’s campaign, in partnership with Babcock International Group, received a record-breaking number of nominations. The expert panel, including representatives from Babcock, YMCA Plymouth, Diversity Business Incubator, and Argyle Community Trust, carefully evaluated over 70 outstanding entrants to select the final 30 winners.

All winners, including Sarah and Charlie, are invited to celebrate their awards at the Devon & Plymouth Chamber Awards Ceremony on Friday, 17th May. This event promises to be a fantastic celebration of talent, innovation, and community spirit! We’re so pleased that Sarah and Charlie’s outstanding achievements will be recognised and celebrated at this ceremony and are extremely proud to have these two inspiring, young entrepreneurs as part of our Extra Help family. 


Sarah Sanders

As the owner of Extra Help South Hams, West Devon, and Bude, Sarah has made a significant impact within the home help industry, providing her local community with a wide range of quality services to assist with everyday tasks. She works tirelessly to provide compassionate, consistent and reliable assistance to many individuals and families within her community.

Sarah’s dedication to improving the lives of others epitomises Extra Help’s core values and has set her apart, enabling her to build a thriving franchise with an exemplary, local reputation.

In response to learning of her win, Sarah said:


“Very exciting to be named a winner! I’m proud of the support we are providing all of our wonderful clients with Extra Help South Hams, Torbay, West Devon and Bude. It isn’t always easy juggling our teams, covering, working weekends to make sure people don’t miss a visit – it’s lovely to have our hard work recognised by Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce! I’m proud to be making a mark on Devon (and Cornwall), supporting wonderful clients every day with our local teams!”

Charlie Hawkes

Charlie Hawkes, owner of Extra Help North & Mid Devon, has been instrumental in expanding the reach of home help and cleaning services within his local area. His commitment to excellence and passion for personalised home help has made a positive impact upon the lives of his many clients.

Charlie was delighted to hear he had won, saying:


I’m in complete shock, but wow, I’m a winner in the 30 under 30 Awards with Devon & Plymouth Chamber Of Commerce! Thank you to everyone for your support!!”


Sarah and Charlie’s services include:

  • general domestic tasks such as cleaning, laundry, ironing and de-cluttering
  • deep cleans and end-of tenancy cleans
  • gardening and household maintenance
  • dog walking
  • companionship services for the elderly and those living alone
  • meal preparation and shopping
  • accompanying to appointments / social events.


Please join us in congratulating two of our youngest franchisees, Charlie and Sarah, in winning these prestigious awards and, in doing so, helping us to maintain and grow Extra Help’s excellent reputation across the country!


Discover Extra Help’s franchise opportunities

Are you passionate about making a positive difference within your own community? Consider joining our family! As an Extra Help franchisee, you’ll have the opportunity to provide essential home help services and improve the lives of those in need of assistance, while running your own, rewarding business. Visit our website to learn more about our franchise opportunities and how you can become part of our supportive network.