After a tough few years, brighterkind proved its turnaround had successfully concluded by scooping the award for ‘Residential care provider of the year’ at the HealthInvestor Awards 2017.
The high-end elderly care operator, which is part of the financially troubled Four Seasons Health Care Group, was praised by judges for its decision to “conscientiously value and empower its people” as part of its turnaround strategy.
Other organisations recognised at the award ceremony, hosted by comedian Rory Bremner on 1 June, included Nuffield Health, which won ‘Private hospital group of the year’, Santander, which carried off the prize for ‘Bank or lender of the year’ and LNT Care Developments, which won the ‘Property developer of the year’ category.
Meanwhile, Orchard Care Homes chair Robbie Burns was recognised, in front of the packed room of over 1,200 people, for over 20 years’ of work in the care sector with the ‘Outstanding contribution by an individual’ award.
The ceremony took place at Grosvenor House Hotel and was attended by the leading figures in the independent health and social care sector.
The judging panel included Hedley Goldberg, managing director and head of healthcare services at Rothschild, Pam Garside, owner of management consultancy Newhealth, Sally Taylor, director at Numis Securities and Ted Smith, chair of various care companies.
Corporate financier of the year
Consultants of the year – strategic
Consultants of the year – transactional
Legal advisors of the year – private
Legal advisors of the year – public
Legal advisors of the year – transactional (private)
Legal advisors of the year – transactional (public)
Lessor of the year – asset finance
Bank or lender of the year
Diagnostics provider of the year
Primary care provider of the year
Private hospital group of the year
Recruiter of the year
Private equity investor of the year – Sponsored by DAC Beachcroft
Public/private partnership of the year
Property consultants of the year – capital markets
Property consultants of the year – property services
Property developer of the year
Property investor of the year – Sponsored by MMCG
IT innovator of the year
Technology provider of the year
Robbie Burns Chairman
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