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Mark joined the company in November 2020 and has been pivotal in bringing together the multi-disciplined care team across the UK. Mark has a deep understanding of the sector having owned and run children’s care homes for over 18 years.
Michael Walsh, CEO, said of Mark’s appointment,
“Mark’s experience and knowledge both of our Company and the industry brings great strength to our business, I am delighted to see him joining the Board as Director of Operations and continue to drive the Company forward as we plan our next phase of growth and expansion.”
Mark said of his appointment,
“I am really excited to be joining the team at Pebbles Care. The ethos and ambition of the management team drives a clear strategy to develop Pebbles as an organisation, our people, and the quality of care that our young people experience with us. Since joining the organisation, I have been overwhelmingly impressed with the talent and dedication of our staff teams and very much look forward to working with them on our continuing journey of improvement and excellence.”
Yvonne joined the Company in June 2020 and has been at the forefront of setting the people agenda for Pebbles Care. Yvonne has a wealth of experience from a variety of industries and a passion for all things HR.
Michael Walsh, CEO, said of the appointment,
“The appointment of Yvonne as Director of HR demonstrates the importance we place on our culture, recruitment and people development in being key to the future success and Yvonne is absolutely the right person to lead this. Yvonne brings positive energy and drive to the people agenda and keeps this at the forefront of our minds every day.”
Yvonne said of her appointment,
“I am delighted to have been appointed to the Board of Directors where I can continue to drive forward the People agenda. Pebbles is on an exciting journey and our People agenda is a pivotal part of that journey. We have talented people in every department across our whole business and we are keen to attract even more. People who join and work with us care, they care about our business, our people and the young people in our care and education and quite simply, we care about our People.”
Pebbles Care Ltd began as a small children’s home in Yorkshire called Pebbles and then subsequently grew to 10 homes in this area. In 2010 Partners in Care was acquired by Pebbles and Radical Services in 2011, growing the existing portfolio of care homes.
In 2019 the whole business was acquired by Ardenton, who begun to transform the business, investing in the current portfolio of homes and the people strategy, strengthening the overall business to what it is today, with 45 children’s residential care homes, 2 academies and over 450 employees.