Further growth for care services provider

Important time: Paul Manning

Important time: Paul Manning

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A care services provider is planning to step up its expansion plans after securing fresh support from Yorkshire Bank.

Founded in 1997, Lancashire-based Safehands Corporation provides domiciliary care and related services, delivering support to thousands of people each week.

Its services include mobile crèches, nurseries, holidays for the disabled and home care.

Safehands Corporation has received a £1.5m funding package from Yorkshire Bank’s Business and Private Banking Centre in Preston to help develop the businesses further.

This follows a deal for £1.6m last July, which allowed the group to invest in its growing nursery chain.

Managing director Paul Manning said: “The last year has been an important time for the group and we have been investing heavily in supporting our growth plans.

“With nearly two decades’ experience in our field, we are using the knowledge we’ve gained to provide first class services, and our reputation for high standards has been an important factor in our success.

“Our progress in the last 12 months would not have been possible without the support of the Yorkshire Bank, which has worked closely with our team to help us realise our ambitions.”

Safehands Corporation, which works in partnership with a number of public sector organisations, employs more than 450 full and part-time staff. Its current turnover is approximately £6.5m.

The latest round of funding will allow the company to develop its home care and nursery businesses.

Ian Hardman, head of Yorkshire Bank’s Business and Private Banking Centre in Preston, said: “Our support for Safehands Corporation reflects the experience, drive and commitment shown by the management team and represents all that is good about the entrepreneurial spirit of businesses in the North West.”