Balhousie Care Group’s chairman ranks in top industry shortlist

The founder and chairman of Scottish care home operator, Balhousie Care Group, has been named in the shortlist for a top industry award.

The group’s chairman Tony Banks is in the running for the 2018’s Institute of Scotland Director of the Year Awards.

Banks, who founded the award-winning care home group 25 years ago, is a finalist in the Tayside Regional Director of the Year category.

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The news follows a year for Balhousie Care Group, which runs 25 homes across the north east of Scotland including Dundee, Angus, Fife, Aberdeenshire, Perthshire and Stirlingshire.

2017 saw the company secure a £49m refinancing deal, appoint its first chief executive, win several awards and gain the highest Care Inspectorate rating (Category 6) for two of its care homes.

The Perth-based company also scooped a win at the UK-wide National Care Awards, when operations director Louise Barnett was named operations manager of the year.

Barnett, Balhousie Care’s operations director, said: “Tony is always looking for new and innovative ways for developing the business and the people in it. His leadership and belief in delivering the best care for our residents makes our organisation a special place to be.”

The awards ceremony takes place in Glasgow on March 22.

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