As a SylvianCare franchisee you can be certain that you will have the support of our knowledgeable and supportive team. Initially, this includes the templates and guidance you may require to develop a personal business plan, raise finance and launch your business.

‘Finance was an area that I needed guidance and reassurance. The team at SylvianCare couldn’t have been more supportive. It really made a difference to me at the beginning.’


Cristina Grancea

Managing Director
0770 335 5557

Cristina has a BA (Hons) in Social Work (graduated in 2000) and MSc in Psychology from University of Greenwich in 2015. She also successfully completed her Level 5 in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services Diploma for adults and children in July 2016.

Cristina has acquired many years’ experience as a Qualified Social Worker in Mental Health and Child Protection both abroad and in UK and as a Support Worker for adults with Learning Disability in UK before starting SylvianCare with her brother Silviu in 2014.

Silviu Pop

Managing Director
07577 419 694

Silviu had graduated from nursing college in 2002 and had completed his Level 5 in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services Diploma for adults and children in July 2016.

Silviu has a vast array of experience both in the UK and abroad. He qualified as a Nurse in 2002 and has experience in working with patients suffering from Learning Disabilities (including children), Dementia and worked within a large stroke unit. He was in the military, joined the Infantry Battalion for 4 years, serving in Iraq as a qualified Registered Nurse. He had founded SylvianCare with Cristina in 2014, started franchising the business in 2018 and acquired his Qualified Franchise Professional certification in 2021.

Christopher Mitchell

Franchise Consultant

Chris successfully completed his Level 5 in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services Diploma in June 2014.

Chris started his career as a support worker for adults with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour. He became a Deputy Manager of a care home supporting challenging adults before registering for the first time as an Extra Care Housing Care Manager. He now has many years managerial experience within the care industry across multiple local authorities.

Anca Tintelecan

Franchise Consultant

Anca has studied Social Work overseas and has completed her Level 5 in Leadership for Health and Social Care in 2018. Anca has 3 years experience as a Health Care Assistant and 4 years experience as a Co-ordinator for Sylviancare. She has served as a Care Manager for our Bracknell and Ascot franchise between 2019 and 2020 and she is now Managing our Human Resources department, overseeing the recruiting process across our franchise network.

Bill Hendrie Profile

I have been involved in Franchising for over 27 years from the perspective of both Franchisee and Franchisor. I am a former Franchise Director of one of UK’s largest independent recruitment companies. Within this role I gained a wealth of experience regarding, recruiting, training, and motivating Franchisees, encompassing both the strategic and operational aspects of the role. This knowledge has been invaluable to me in assisting my clients with the initial recruitment, growth, and ongoing management of their networks.
I am an active member of the British Franchise Association (bfa), the governing body for the industry and have held the following positions within the organisation.
Chairman of the Franchise Group for Scotland. British Franchise Association Non-Executive Director. British Franchise Association Regional Chairman. As a consultant affiliated to the bfa I have gained QFP status which is testament to my knowledge and expertise within the industry.
Working with SylvianCare my role involves handling the initial stages of the franchisee recruitment process. I will usually be the first point of contact for prospective franchisees, giving them background information regarding the franchise and ascertaining whether or not they are suitable prospects to consider granting a franchise to. Should they be accepted then I will complete the relevant paperwork, including producing the franchise agreement and acting as witness to the signing.