Barchester Healthcare

Mike Parsons set up Barchester Healthcare in 1993 after he experienced difficulties finding a suitable care home for relatives. Widely recognised as a high-quality care provider, Barchester employs 14,500 staff to look after more than 10,000 residents at more than 200 locations nationwide. The company has grown through acquisitions, including the £525m takeover of Westminster Healthcare in 2004. Sales reached £432.7m in 2010.

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Company details
CompanyBarchester Healthcare
ActivityCare home operator
LocationSouthwest London
Sales £m432.7
Operating profit £m46.9
Main shareholdersGrove Investments (100%)

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