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Group chairman of Castleoak and former chief executive of Voyage Care Douglas Quinn tells Tim Barsby of Carter Schwartz about his leadership style

Tim Barsby How would you describe your leadership style?

DQ: I’ve made the shift from being a chief executive to being a chairman of
a number of different businesses and one of the things that that has taught me is that as a chairman you need to take account of where the organisation is at
– the strengths and learning requirements of the chief executive and their team.
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[Our feature in L&Bs’ Health Care Markets – June 2017]

Vision and strong values are key to successful leadership in healthcare says entrepreneur and acclaimed amateur jockey Sam Waley-Cohen. The man behind Portman Healthcare talks to Tim Barsby, Business Development Director at Carter Schwartz, about why developing a culture people can believe in is good for staff, good for patients and good for business.

Who is Sam Whaley-Cohen?

Many things… businessman, entrepreneur, jockey, husband, father, family man.  Someone who likes to make the most of life.  That’s really my thing – to make the most of it and give it a go.  Whether it’s the dental business or racing, it’s putting yourself in positions where you think you can do something well and focusing on that and doing your best.
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Over thirty of our clients joined us on an exciting cycle challenge consisting of one day, two groups and two routes. The first completing the 75miles 3,500ft route in just under ***** and the second, 125mile with 6,000ft elevation in around 7.5 hours.
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[Our feature in Caring Times June 2017]

Somerset Care chief executive JANE TOWNSON talks to Tim Barsby, Business Development Director at Carter Schwartz, about her company’s focus on enabling residents, giving their lives meaning and purpose.
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[Our feature in Caring Times May 2017]

MMCG chairman and chief executive PHIL BURGAN talks to Tim Barsby, Business Development Director at Carter Schwartz, about the ups and downs of building a care home portfolio.
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[Our feature in Caring Times April 2017]

Tim Barsby, Carter Schwartz – David Porter, Apposite Capital – April 2017

TB How did you get into the business of health care?

DP I started in Private Equity in the early 90s and gravitated very quickly into Healthcare, which I’ve been doing for about 20 years… (more…)

[Our feature in Caring Times April 2017]

PJ Care chairman NEIL RUSSELL talks to TIM BARSBY, Business Development Director at Carter Schwartz, about innovation and challenges in specialist care.

As a provider of neurological care and neuro rehabilitation for people with progressive or acquired neurological conditions, PJ Care specialises in the multidisciplinary care of adults and operates facilities in Milton Keynes, Gloucester and Peterborough. While the care is specialist, PJ Care chairman Neil Russell describes himself as being the opposite. “I’m a generalist,” says Neil, a former diplomat with the British Foreign Office. (more…)

It doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned professional with an enviable track record of success, or at the start of your career looking to get your first step on the ladder, you will at some point need to produce a CV.

Your CV serves as your own personal advertisement – your personal shop window if you will, that provides a recruiter with an at-a-glance overview of who you are, what you have done and why they should add you to ‘maybe’ pile. Its aim is to win you an interview, not the job itself – that happens at the interview. (more…)

A new campaign has been launched which aims to encourage Britain’s workers to become more active at work in a bid to counter what the World Health Organisation as the fourth biggest killer on the planet – ‘inactivity’.

According to research recently published by Westfield Health, the organisers of the campaign, more than 60% of workers are currently deemed to be inactive at work – categorised as being sat down for four hours or more in succession. (more…)

Time is a precious commodity and one that few of us can ever say we have enough of. For senior managers and executives the lack of time becomes increasingly problematic, with more time being spent working in the business rather than on it. So why is it that we still manage to fill our working days with a series of never-ending meetings that we could probably do without?

According to research, unnecessary and ill-timed meetings cost UK organisations £26 billion every year. But that’s only scratching the surface if new research published this week is anything to go by. (more…)