WEST Midlands-based Family Care Trust looks all set for a financially secure future thanks in part to the business acumen of its Chief Executive Officer Philip Carpenter
The trust, which employs over one hundred care, support and administrative staff provides a range of valuable services across the greater Solihull areas for people with learning disabilities and dementia.
These include independent living skills training, day centre facilities and short stay respite care together with a community befriending scheme.
But while the trust has always been extremely good at caring for the needs of all those it supports, it was less experienced when it came to looking at its activities from a business perspective.
So long-standing health professional Philip, who has a business background and has worked both in the public and private sector was asked to take over as Chief Executive Officer in January 2014.
His previous track record which started in the NHS, included time as a Regional Homes Manager with Mencap and as Deputy Director of Autism Services with a Nottingham based charity.
“The need for greater financial direction in Family Care Trust affairs gradually became apparent with the continuing squeeze on local authority resources,” said Philip.
“So we have implemented a number of more focussed strategies and initiatives over the past two years and these are now beginning to bear fruit,” he said.
Now Philip has become our final Solihull Observer and Marriott Forest of Arden Six of the Best Business Award nominee.
Hotel General Manager Eamonn Thompson said the Forest of Arden would be hosting a gala luncheon in June at which and overall winner would be chosen.
“Philip is a most worthy final nominee,” he said.