East Lancashire-based Springhill Care Group has joined a group of ‘ambitious and prestigious’ local businesses with the opportunity to shape policy in the area.
The care group, based in Accrington, has joined the Diamond Ambassador programme operated by the East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce.
Membership of the scheme is limited to just 60 companies, with a cap on three businesses per sector. Each ambassador becomes a spokesperson for their sector, offering a high profile opportunity for businesses to offer opinion and shape policy.
It is also an opportunity to network at a high level and take part in exclusive events featuring high profile speakers.
Donna Briggs, managing director of Springhill Care Group, which operates homes in Accrington, Skelmersdale and Bristol, said: “The chamber of commerce does great work representing its members on a regional and even national level.
“We regularly make our views known across the care sector on issues as wide-ranging as skills gaps, training and dementia, and we’re looking forward to helping to shape the East Lancashire business community as Diamond Ambassadors.”
A spokesperson for East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce said: “Having Springhill Care on board as a Diamond Ambassador is very important to the Chamber.
“As the national demographic develops into an aging population, businesses in the region will benefit from advice and guidance from experts in the care sector to inform them on the latest developments in social care and also best practice in dementia care for staff and family.”