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Care home celebrates first anniversary

25th September 2012

A multi-million pound care home in Nottinghamshire has celebrated its first anniversary by reaching two major milestones.

With support from Yorkshire Bank’s Business Banking Centre in Nottingham, Bank House Care Homes bought the 53-bedroom Ashcroft care and nursing home in Sutton-in-Ashfield from the LNT Group last September.

The 12-month anniversary of the £3.7 million Ashcroft care and nursing home for elderly people, including those with dementia, was marked with the news that all its rooms are occupied and more staff have been employed.

Kris Sooriah, who owns Bank House Care Homes with his wife, Patricia, said more jobs than expected had been created following the purchases of Ashcroft – their fourth care home.

“Originally we expected to employ 40 local people but we have recruited 60 members of staff in a variety of nursing, cleaning and administration roles,” he said.

“But because it is a big home, over three storeys, we wanted to make sure it is run to the highest possible standard in all areas, which has been a plus for the local jobs market.

“We have reached 100 per cent occupancy, which is way ahead of our two-year plan, which highlights the facilities we have provided meet the needs of our residents. That has also been backed up by the Care Quality Commission who gave Ashcroft a positive report for meeting all their standards of care.

“We have plans to grow the business with further homes in Nottinghamshire which we are currently working on, and the support of Yorkshire Bank with funding and professional advice has been crucial in our success.”

Sue Carter, business partner at Yorkshire Bank’s Business Banking Centre in Castle Meadow Road, Nottingham, said Bank House Care Homes has built-up an enviable reputation of providing high quality care throughout Nottinghamshire.

“The fact that Ashcroft is run by local owners is a big plus for the residents and their families, and the standard of care and accommodation is reflected in the fact the home is now full,” she said.

“The success of Ashcroft has also been positive news for local jobseekers in this particular industry and to have reached 60 employees is a notable figure.

“Yorkshire Bank has been pleased to support a thriving business particularly in the crucial early stages of its development and I am sure it will become one of the leading care facilities in the region.”

Bank House Care Homes also owns and operates Bluebell Lodge in Skegby, Bank House in Sutton-in-Ashfield and Fernleaf in Mansfield.

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