With the opulent Plaisterers’ Hall as his backdrop and to a room bustling with leaders in the independent health and social care sector, John Pienaar, deputy political editor for BBC News and presenter of Pienaar’s Politics on BBC Radio 5 Live, announced the winners of the Power Fifty.
As with last year, the Power Fifty shortlist was divided into six key categories, with our Power Fifty nominees asked to cast their deciding votes as to who should win each.
The categories and their individual winners represent a powerhouse of sector leaders; the winners are Ben Davis, chief executive of Octopus Healthcare, recognised as Leading Investor, David Jones, partner – health and life sciences M&A at Deloitte, named Deal Maker, Pete Calveley, chief executive of Barchester Healthcare, elected Outstanding Leader, Jeremy Huband, head of healthcare at HSBC, won Capital Provider, Clare Connell, founder and managing director of Connell Consulting, awarded Sector Specialist, and Ted Smith took the Non-executive Director award.
Jane Ashcroft retained the prestigious Grand Prix – having won last year – a title bestowed on the Power Fifty member who has had the most impressive year and decided by HealthInvestor UK readers, along with the Power Fifty.
Jane was recognised by her peers for her “breadth and depth of sector expertise” and described by one Power Fifty nominee as “one of the rare individuals who manages to successfully and very genuinely combine the desire to improve society with a drive to commercial performance”.
You can view the individual winners here.
Also celebrated were those individuals within the sector who have been identified as influencers of the future in the health and care sector. Ten were nominated for the One to Watch award – sponsored by Kingsley Healthcare – but only one could win and the award went to Ben Allen, chief executive of Oomph! Wellness.
To see the full ‘One to Watch’ shortlist, compiled from names put forward by the Power Fifty, click here.
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