2016 LEADERS IN CARE EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT: Alykhan Kachra, managing director, Country Court Care

Alykhan Kachra and LACE

Under Alykhan Kachra’s leadership Country Court Care has become renowned for acquiring struggling care homes and turning them around into profitable businesses which can finance the next acquisition.

Alykhan joined family run Country Court Care in 2005 after his parents had built the business up from nothing in the late 70s. He then set about a reinvention of the business through changing its entire philosophy by investing not just in the environment of the homes, but also in its staff, culture and senior management. While retaining the operator’s family values, Alykhan has given the business a more corporate look through upgrading homes built in the 80s.

This year, Country Court Care opened the first of five homes in Huntingdon that have been made possible through a £40 million credit line from Cheyne Capital Management. The move was regarded as a game changer allowing the Peterborough-based group to expand rapidly into luxury new build properties. Country Care plans to have 27 homes running by the summer of 2017 from 21 at the beginning of this year.

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In April, the business announced that it was investing £5 million in improving existing and future services at its Heartlands care home in Yardley.

The executive management category is sponsored by Nursing Hygiene Group. 

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