A family-run care home company has appointed a new finance director to lead them through a period of planned growth and beyond.
Ben Wright joined Athena Care Homes, based in East Anglia, at the start of 2023 and has already launched a number of tender processes for key business expenses to lock in prices and protect the business from future rises.
Since Ben’s appointment he has worked to improve management reporting and the flow of information through the business, while also setting budgets for the start of the new financial year.
Ben brings 15 years’ experience within the health and social care sector, and has worked in both finance and operations roles.
He said: “I enjoy being part of organisations that have a true focus on care – for both residents and for colleagues – hence why I am here at Athena.
“During my time in the sector I have helped companies grow successfully via acquisition, redevelopment and new builds, keeping internal and external stakeholders well informed throughout.
“I will use this experience to help Athena maintain its high standards, whilst ensuring we have the financial resources, processes and reporting to help us grow as an organisation and as a team.”
Mala Agarwal, Managing Director of Athena Care Homes, said: “This is an important time for Athena. We have recently completed the refurbishment of our Milton Lodge community at Ashlynn Grange in Peterborough and are ready to look ahead to our next project.
“Ben’s role is central to our ongoing growth and we have already seen how, with his guidance and negotiation skills, we can continue to deliver the high standards of care we are passionate about within budget.”