RBS funds Torquay care home expansion


Beechcroft Care Homes Limited has added eight bedrooms to its Choice Care Home in Torquay thanks to a £500,000 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) investment.

The care home provider owns and operates four care homes in Cary Park, Torquay for the elderly, including those living with dementia.

David Gow-Smith, director of Beechcroft Care Homes Ltd, said: “Over the years we have recognised the local demand for quality care required and have extended our properties accordingly. We will continue to adopt this strategy as we rollout plans to extend Southbourne care home in the near future.

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“Now we have the extra bedrooms available at Choice Care Home we are fortunate enough to increase our care to the local community as well as creating new jobs in the process. Thanks to Royal Bank of Scotland and their knowledge of the care home industry, this is helping us to achieve greater success.”

Beechcroft is the largest care home operator in Torquay with 119 en suite bedrooms and 100 staff.

The provider was established by David and Julia Gow-Smith in 2005 and has turnover of £2.8m.

Nick Connors, healthcare relationship director at RBS, added: “David and Julia have a strong reputation locally and within their field of expertise. They are an innovative thinking couple and work closely with the local authority and community to keep expanding their care across Torquay. We look forward to working with them on their future aspirations to help them continue their success story. ”

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