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Balhousie Care Group anoints Kirk as deputy chief executive

Scottish provider Balhousie Care Group has appointed former HC-One and Four Seasons Health Care director John Kirk as deputy chief executive officer (CEO).

Kirk, who was appointed managing director of HC-One’s 56 Scottish care homes in 2018, currently serves as an executive director and vice chair at trade body Scottish Care.

The newly-created deputy CEO position will see John, an expert in operations, growth and acquisition, help Perth-based Balhousie Care Group grow and develop its portfolio, which features 26 elderly and specialist care facilities across six regions of Scotland.

The group’s imminent plans include new-build care homes in Callander, Dundee and Perth; extensions to two of its most popular care homes, Balhousie Moyness in Broughty Ferry and Balhousie Wheatlands in Bonnybridge; and an expansion of its supported living services in Coupar Angus, which operates under the specialist care brand ASC.

“Despite the instability of the last two years and the pandemic, Balhousie Care Group’s financial performance is strong and we remain committed to both expanding and enhancing our portfolio of care facilities,” said Balhousie CEO Jill Kerr.

“John has the right mix of operations, finance and business growth experience to help us achieve our goals and we are delighted to have him on board,” she added.

Kirk said: “I am proud to be joining a team of truly committed and talented staff at Balhousie Care Group and to help shape the company for its next 30 years in business, establishing Balhousie as the leader in its field in Scotland.”

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