John Strowbridge is Managing Director and co-founder of Avery Healthcare, a group that has developed quickly and effectively in recent years.
He became involved in the adult social care sector in the early 1990s after a successful career in property and finance. This experience drew him to the opportunity to develop a better standard of home for the care sector, noting the great majority of services at that time were conversions of older buildings, and not suited to delivering the best in care. From that point he set out to develop new bespoke services that would help raise the bar in adult care.
Starting with the development of a single home he has been involved with 128 care facilities, has acquired 34 groups of homes, sold nine groups, and completed 62 new builds. He has deployed over £800m in capital and employed a total of over 7,000 staff in this time.
While heading Avery, John has become respected for innovation and quality in the elderly care sector, both in the design of care buildings and the continuous improvement of care standards. He has attracted global market investment into his assets and created a benchmark that many other care providers covet. Avery was recognised in 2016 as Residential Provider of the Year by two awarding bodies and members of staff have won many awards in recent years in their respective categories of work in care.
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