Care providers rely on the support of its business partners to operate effectively. This award recognises the most supportive businesses providing compliance, financial, legal and insurance and other services.

We are delighted to announce that the 2019 shortlist includes the following companies:

Octopus Real Estate

Part of the Octopus Group, Octopus Real Estate’s healthcare team has continued to deploy capital and execute on deal flow over the last 12 months. Transactions have included: acquisition of a 1.4 acres site in the Blythe Valley Park, Solihull, with plans for an 80-bed care home submitted to the council; acquisition of a portfolio of six modern, purpose-built care homes let on long leases to Care UK, the UK’s largest independent provider of health and social care, for approx. £110 million; and the sale of development sites in Solihull and Ipswich after securing planning permission for two state-of-the art care home developments. Over the last 12 months, the business has also secured planning permission for 157 retirement living units and 4 care homes totalling 254 beds with a further 224 beds currently in the planning system. This activity has increased the portfolio of care homes to 49 with over 3,000 beds generating a growing income. This includes 41 operational assets and eight forward funded developments. Octopus has committed funding to seven retirement communities with over 800 apartments that have been tailored to the needs of the older generation and will be available for purchase on long lease hold.


The UK’s leading wellbeing business for older adults, Oomph! Wellness was formed by Ben Allen eight years ago after working with the European Institute of Fitness. Since then, Ben has led Oomph! through multiple phases of growth, including the launches of Oomph! Out and About and, in conjunction with Sport England, Oomph! Community. Ben is also the Chairman of the Care Workers Charity, Chairman of Mirthy, Co-founder and NED of The Care Innovation Hub, and NED of Purozo. The Oomph! wellbeing programme offers training and support to enable care home staff to deliver high quality exercise, activity classes and days out. Taking a whole-team approach to activities, Oomph!’s training focuses on ensuring every team member has the skills to provide fresh and varied exercise and activities that residents love. Emphasis is also placed on creating person-centred plans that are sustained and recorded, so that providers can demonstrate to the regulator that they are meeting and exceeding activity requirements.


apetito is the leading food producer for the health and social care sector, providing delicious, nutritious and sustainable meals for people at home or in care. apetito offers a wide range of well-presented, nutritious meals to suit every taste and dietary need and aims to make a real difference to the lives of elderly and vulnerable people in care. The food producer uses only quality ingredients in its meals, which are prepped from scratch by its talented chefs and nutritionists, and then frozen within one hour to lock in nutrition, freshness and flavour. apetito has twice won The Queen’s Award for Enterprise, most recently for its range of texture-modified meals for people with swallowing difficulties, and takes great pride in its pioneering history of innovation within the food and drinks industry.


As QCS is neither a regulator nor endorsed by the care regulators, it is free to work with care providers to develop great policies, procedures and independent guidance. As a provider of the UK’s leading bespoke policies, procedures and management toolkits for the care sector, the QCS care management system enables care operators to comply with regulatory standards, get help preparing for inspections and ensure care documentation is fully compliant. QCS supports CQC compliance under The Care Act 2014 and The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2015, provides policies and toolkits created by the UK’s leading knowledge experts, combined with up to 8,500 personalised pieces of information about your organisation, saves time and ensures policies are kept up to date and accessible 24/7 online and through a mobile app by all staff.

Knight Frank

Knight Frank’s Healthcare team is valuer to the majority of the UK’s major operators, funds, investors and lenders in the sector. The property specialist’s network of UK offices enables it to act for care providers, investors, developers and lenders to offer real estate services to the healthcare industry that are second to none. Knight Frank’s dedicated and highly experienced team provides a discreet and efficient consultancy service, advising on the full spectrum of healthcare assets including: building surveying; care homes and day centres; independent hospitals; acute hospitals and surgeries; dentists and pharmacies; schools and day nurseries; supported living and retirement villages; and development sites. Knight Frank’s award winning healthcare team continues to be recognised as leaders in their field. In taking time to understand the needs and objectives of their clients, they continue to provide uncomplicated property advice and solutions that add value at every stage.

Tickets for the Leaders in Care Awards can be purchased online here.

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