Dr Pete Calveley, CEO of Barchester Healthcare, was recently awarded the prestigious Outstanding Contribution to Care award at the 2018 Laing Buisson Awards in November.
The esteemed Laing Buisson Awards, nicknamed “The Oscars of Health and Social Care” are in their 13th year of recognising excellence. Judged completely independently and objectively, the awards focus on the people providing the care as well as their advisors.
The Awards took place at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, where the winners of the 19 categories were presented their trophies in front of an audience of over 850 of their peers.
Host of the night, Have I Got News for You comedian Alexander Armstrong said of Pete that “it was a unanimous decision at Laing Buisson to present Dr Pete Calveley with the Outstanding Contribution Award for his excellent leadership and for his extensive business knowledge and understanding of the care sector.”
Pete Calveley said of his award that “I am very proud to have won this award. The care sector is a demanding and ever changing one, but at the crux of it all is people wanting to live fulfilling lives, who need our expertise, and I never want to lose sight of that at any level of care. I want to thank my teams at Barchester for all of their hard work day in and day out, and to those who are in the care sector working on improving the lives of those we care for. I look forward to the future where our aging population continue to live better, healthier and longer lives.”
Barchester Healthcare also took home the additional award of Property Developer of the Year 2018 on the night, which was collected by Pete alongside Barchester’s Director of Property Services Mark Bennett, Barchester’s Chief Financial Officer Mark Hazlewood, and Mike O’Reilly, Barchester’s General Counsel and Director of Care, Risk and Compliance.
Barchester Healthcare is one of the UK’s largest care providers supporting older people living independent lives with dignity and respect. Providing a wide range of services for a variety of needs, Barchester Healthcare support 11,000 residents across 200 homes for short breaks to long term stays. Recently ranked 14th in the Sunday Times Top Track Mid-Market companies for growth, Barchester are looking forward into the future under Pete’s leadership with innovative care ideas as well as a strong financial performance.