The winner of the Home Care Executive of the Year is Olly Carter, managing director and founder of Kingsway Care.
This category honours the executives who have provided inspired leadership on a company- and sector-wide level, and driven their organisations to achieve great things over the past year.
Olly has been recognised for his positivity, energy and leadership. He started Kingsway Care, based in Brighton and Hove, one year ago, in the middle of the pandemic. Despite having to wait until January 2021 for CQC approval, this didn’t stop him devising imaginative ways to combat loneliness and isolation in the local Sussex community.
Over Christmas, he organised free online parties and hosted virtual pantomimes and festive competitions. He also created strong ties with the community by sponsoring local charity Food & Friendship Luncheon Club to tackle loneliness; carrying out volunteer care work with Age UK and Rainbow Hub, a local point of contact for LGBT+ people; and establishing Kingsway Coffee, a community hub for carers and clients.
As soon as CQC approval was granted in January, Olly worked to build up the hand-picked team of 40 care professionals. Kingsway now runs a care academy to train all employees not only to achieve the Care Certificate but also look for other ways to improve a client’s quality of life. Olly has also set up a Company Share Scheme, which is open to all employees.
Olly said: “This award is for my amazing team. I am so proud of them. I am absolutely over the moon.”
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