Clay Cross care home provider hailed one of the top 1000 companies to inspire Britain
Family-run Adept Care Homes, which owns The Old Vicarage care home in Clay Cross, Derbyshire, has been recognised in the London Stock Exchange’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’.
Now in its third edition, the report is a celebration of the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in the UK.
Dave Lock, managing director of Adept Care Homes, said: “It’s our 30th anniversary this year and this accolade is a great way to celebrate, validating just how far we have come since we bought our first home in 1986. To be held up an inspiration to other companies is fantastic and testament to our reputation as a provider of quality residential and dementia care, with first class facilities, dedicated care teams and engaging social programmes.”
He added that, since founding the company, he had always ensured that each home was somewhere he would be happy for his parents to live in. “My mum lived at one of our care homes in Leicestershire until she passed away and my dad returned home after a respite stay there. I was so pleased, from a relative’s perspective, that both were comfortable and happy. The compassion and dedication of our staff team that I saw first-hand has reinforced my pride in what we do.”
Adept Care Homes owns eight care homes across the Midlands including Bowood Court and Bowood Mews in Redditch, Worcestershire, which were acquired by the group this year, and the new build, state-of- the-art Kiwi House in Derby, set to be completed in June. Each home prides itself on having a ‘good’ rating with the Care Quality Commission.
The group promotes independence and respects, choice, privacy and dignity within its tailored care plans, and uses a pioneering dementia approach developed by Stirling University to ensure residents retain their freedom by subtly stimulating social interaction.
It values aptitude as much as qualifications when recruiting, providing on-going personal development and offering promotion from within, while all employees across the group are entitled to the government’s new National Living Wage, not just those over the age of 25.
Xavier Rolet, chief executive of London Stock Exchange Group, said: “High growth SMEs are the driving force behind the UK economy, developing the skills, jobs and growth we need.”
Writing in the publication, The Rt. Hon. George Osborne MP said: “UK high-growth businesses are leading the charge in rebuilding our economy. These companies are the backbone of the British economy. They create high-quality, well paid jobs, innovate and drive economic growth. This government fully understands the need to support ambitious entrepreneurs and ensure they can access the finance they need to grow.”
A full, searchable database of all of the companies on the list, which needed to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years and be significantly outperforming their industry peers to be considered, along with a downloadable pdf of the publication, can be found online at www.1000companies.com.