BKR Care Consultancy has appointed Charlie Jones as chief operating officer after working for the company for 10 years.
Downing Care: Chris Breen
London-based investment management firm Downing has appointed Chris Breen as chief executive of Downing Care to oversee the growth of the business through acquisitions and organic growth, and to oversee its expansion into supported living.
Breen has experience in operating specialist care businesses.
Downing has operated in the specialist care sector for 18 years through its ownership of Downing Care, which provides residential care and support for adults with learning disabilities, mental health needs and/or physical disabilities. It operates four care homes with 37 beds in Hampshire and Surrey and stated it plans to accelerate growth in this market.
Downing’s investment director Torsten Mack said: “We pride ourselves on the quality of care that Downing Care provides to its residents and are delighted that our facilities are rated as either Good or Outstanding. Operating in the specialist care sector is a strategy that is close to Downing’s heart and values and we look forward to continuing to grow in this sector.”
Breen added: “I’m really looking forward to taking Downing Care to the next level. Downing has a clear vision for growth in specialist care and the standard of care that these facilities provide is top of the range. I’m delighted to be contributing towards that.”
Carter Schwartz’s managing director, Adam Carter, advised on this appointment.