Balhousie Care Group, a leading provider of quality residential care for the elderly in Scotland, is celebrating after its Operations Director, Louise Barnett, picked up the award for Outstanding Contribution to a Business at the Women Ahead Business Awards in Dundee last Saturday evening.
This achievement comes after Louise, who joined Balhousie three years ago an took over as Operations Director last June, introduced a number of new processes that have helped to offer the right level of support to staff in each of the business’s 25 care homes. These new initiatives have galvanized managers and the wider teams, helped to retain and develop staff and has resulted in a 5% growth in care home occupancy.
Beginning her career as a qualified nurse, Louise joined the care home sector 17 years ago. Louise commented:
“I am honoured to have won this award from Women Ahead. I know it sounds like a cliché, but this achievement has really been a team effort and I’m delighted to be able to take the opportunity to recognise the effort and commitment of our Care Home managers and the wider teams throughout Balhousie Care Group. Change is not always easy, but it has been fantastic to be able to see the way all the teams throughout the organisation have embraced the new initiatives we have been implementing.”
Kirstene Feenan, Marketing Manager at Balhousie Care Group, added:
“There has been a company-wide transformation at Balhousie over the past twelve months and it’s largely down to Louise and her leadership of our teams. Our new strategic plan has given staff a clarity and consistency of focus. Louise fully deserves this award as her contribution to Balhousie Care Group truly has been outstanding. We couldn’t be more proud of her achievement.”
To find out more about Balhousie Care Group, visit www.balhousiecare.co.uk
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