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Thursday, 5 July 2012

Health Investor Power fifty 2011 and their Parliamentary connections

The list below represents the 50 most powerful figures in the healthcare industry voted by readers of the industry magazine HealthInvestor. Nearly 40% of the companies in the top 50 have parliamentarians on financially connected to them.

The list

Mike Adams - MedicX

Tom Allen - Advent International

Justin Ash - Oasis Healthcare: Baron Newton of Braintree: recently deceased. Conservative – Was an advisor to Oasis Healthcare on dentistry and general healthcare matters. Died on 25th March 2012.

Gil Baldwin – Tunstall: Lord Patten - Conservative - Senior Advisor for Charterhouse Development  Capital Ltd - who purchased Tunstall for £510 Million in 2008.

Paul Birley - Barclays Corporate: Baroness Hooper: Conservative - Until July 11, chairman of Advisory Committee of Barclays Infrastructure Funds, one of the most experienced investors in hospital PFI deals.

Stephen Brooks – Santander: Lord Elystan holds shares in Santander

Beverley Bryant – Capita: Lord Hunt of Wirral: Conservative - Partner in Beachcroft, a law firm that offers incisive analysis on the full range of government, parliamentary and regulatory matters in the health sector. Beachcroft is a partner with Capita, developing new Clinical Commissioning Groups.

Pete Calveley - Four Seasons - Lord Birt: Crossbench - Advisor to Private equity company, Terra Firma Capital Partners who purchased Four Seasons Health Care in July 2012, the largest private UK health company, who operate 447 Care Homes and 58 specialist care centres.

Stephen Collier - GHG

Ian Crompton - Lloyds Banking Group

Dominic Dalli - Sovereign Capital: Andew Lansley – Conservative – received donation from Hedge fund manager John Nash who is the founder of the City firm. The company runs a string of private healthcare firms. Fellow founder Ryan Robson is another major Tory donor who has given the party £252,429.45.

Penny Dash - McKinsey & Co: David Miliband - MP for South Shields - received £10,000 from McKinsey and Co for a speech at a Global Business Leaders Summit in February last year. Also recied a sum of £10,044 from the same company for travel expenses and accommodation in Singapore in March 2011. McKinsey & Co drew up loads of proposals that were accepted into the Health and Social Care bill. Lord Blackwell: Conservative - Was a partner with McKinsey and Company (involved in NHS bill - conflict of interest), between 1978 and 1994.

Alistair Dick – Serco: Lord Glendonbrook – Conservative – Has shares in the public service giant

Andrew Gardner - Harmoni

Mike Gordon - Healthcare at Home

Aatif Hassan - August Equity

Dominic Hollamby – Rothschild: Oliver Letwin - Conservative MP for West Dorset - in 2008, was a non-executive director of N.M. Rothschild Corporate Finance Ltd up until 2009. Rothschild Group are one of the world's largest investment companies and which invest heavily in healthcare.

Mark Hudson - Graphite Capital

John Ivers - Saga Homecare

Giles Johnson - CIL

Bart Johnson - Assura Medical

Ray King – Bupa: Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone: Conservative - The former Conservative Health Secretary Virginia Bottomley is a Director of BUPA. Lord Edmiston - Conservative - Shareholdings in Bupa Finance plc. Lord Leitch: Bupa chairman. Non Exec director of Bupa. Mark Simmonds: Conservative as a shadow health minister, accepted a trip to the United States to look at hospitals there from Bupa UK.

Logan Logeswaran - Runwood Homes

David Lyon - Carewatch

Khawar Mann – Apax: Lord Warner: Labour - Former adviser to Apax Partners, one of the leading global investors in the healthcare sector.

Bruce McKendrick - Voyage

David Mobbs - Nuffield Health: Lord Hamilton of Epsom - Conservative: Has a directorship with MSB Ltd (managing consultancy), who have NHS, Bupa, Nuffield Health and CareUK listed as their clients.

Michael Neeb – HCA: Lord Hollick: Has shares in multiple companies involved in healthcare, which include HCA.

Mike Parish - Care UK: Andrew Lansley’s office was funded by Care UK chairman John Nash. Lord Hamilton of Epsom - Conservative: Has a directorship with MSB Ltd (managing consultancy), who have NHS, Bupa, Nuffield Health and CareUK.

Ali Parsa - Circle Health: Lord Watson: Chairman, Havas Media UK - MPG Media Contacts is an integrated agency, 100% owned by Havas Media. In April 2011 - MPG Media Contacts won the integrated media planning and buying account for Circle Health. Mark Simmonds MP, who was a minister when the controversial reforms were drawn up, is paid £50,000 a year to work just 10 hours a month as “strategic adviser” to Circle Health.

Mike Parsons - Barchester Healthcare: Baroness Ford: Chairman of private healthcare company, Barchester Healthcare Ltd. Part of the NHS Partners Network. Chairman of Grove Ltd, a holding company for for Barchester Health.  

Chai Patel - Court Cavendish

David Porter - Apposite Capital

Nigel Rawlings - Assura

Sean Riddell - EMIS

Rob Roger - Spire Healthcare: Alistair Darling: MP for Edinburgh South-West: 7 April 2011, He received a fee of £10,200 for addressing a dinner organised by Cinven, London. Cinven have invested in Spire.

Peter Russell - RBS

Philip Scott - The Priory Group: Lord Ashcroft: Conservative benches and funder - Until 2010, held investments in two private healthcare groups. From his website 'Other business interests include significant investments in healthcare.' In 2010 bought a 34% stake in The Priory for £44m.

Farouq Sheikh - CareTech

Renos Sideras - CuroCare

Karol Sikora - CancerPartners

Fred Sinclair-Brown - Partnerships in Care

Ted Smith - European Care Group

Richard Smith - IDH

Richard Steeves - Synergy Health

Lawrence Tomlinson - LNT Group

Jill Watts - Ramsay Health Care

Peter Watts - The Practice

Jamie Wyatt – Bridgepoint: Michael Fallon – Conservative MP: Bridgepoint the private equity firm which acquired Care UK, whose chairman John Nash bankrolled Andrew Lansley’s office just prior to the takeover, has also invested in Attendo AB. Lord Patten of Barnes: Adviser to private equity firm Bridgepoint. The company who also have Alan Milburn the former Secretary of State for Health under Tony Blair, as chair of the board, have been involved in 17 healthcare deals over recent years listed below.

Adrian Yurkwich - Silverfleet Capita

Monday, 11 June 2012

Corporate Britain: Parliamentary Rules Not Fit For Purpose

The rules that MPs and Lords are legally obliged to abide by, have failed to prevent the corporate takeover of our politics, leaving our democracy in a parlous state. 

When it was revealed earlier this year that there had been a corporate healthcare takeover of our Lords, the research also highlighted a loop-hole in the rules that fail to prevent Lords and MPs from voting when they have a prejudicial interest. This weakness in the rules, allows companies to attach themselves to our Parliamentarians, providing them with vital access to our elected decision-makers. 

There are several advantages to having an MP or Lord on a company's books, such as they can vote on bills passing through parliament that may benefit their company, receive the latest information on government thinking, giving them an advantage over their peerless competitors, and potentially influence policy. As this article explores, the companies acquiring our politicians recognise the benefits, so why don't the rules?

Take the well established PR agency, Weber Shandwick. They acquired Conservative MP, Priti Patel onto their team when it was established she would be the official Conservative candidate to run for Witham in Essex. At the time, Weber Shandwick UK CEO, and Labour’s former Chief Press Officer, Colin Byrne, said: Priti is one of the brightest young political stars of her generation…Priti is a great hire for us, powerfully connected within Cameron’s Conservatives.’ Essentially, openly admitting our public servant is benefitting the private company she works for through her connections in power.

Former Olympian Lord Coe is also useful to his bosses. He is a non-executive director of data-management software company Amt-Sybex, having joined them in February 2011. The Executive team page highlights the benefits of having the former Olympian on their team stating: ‘Lord Coe’s involvement with the 2012 Olympics – one of the largest UK infrastructure projects in recent memory – provides a natural fit with the AMT-SYBEX client base in the essential industries. Prior to Mr Coe, they had William Hague as their parliamentarian link, and Steve Norris the former Conservative Mayoral candidate is their chairman.

To be ahead of the game on government policy can make the difference between success and failure for companies chasing the same clientele. Huntsworth Health, are a company in the group Huntsworth plc, which is run by Conservative Peer Lord Chadlington. Not only do they have Lord Chadlington as their CEO, but up until last year, they also had Lord Puttnam as a Director, and from 2001-03 Baroness Cumberlege was one of their non-executive directors. Francis Maude was a director of Huntsworth in 2005, following a merger with Incepta Group plc, this is clearly a company in the loop, and able to keep in touch with government thinking. Back in April 2010, Fiona Bride, the director of ‘market access’ at Huntsworth Health, chaired a meeting of pharmaceutical, and healthcare communication companies on the subject of the ‘central role of commissioning in the NHS.’ The meeting took place two months before Andrew Lansley had released the white paper (Liberating the NHS), which since developed into the much maligned Health and Social Care Act, in which commissioning is a central plank of the new legislation.

Further evidence that business sees the benefit of an MP working for them, comes in the form of Ellwood and Atfield, who are a high-end recruitment company. They have MP for Cities of London and Westminster, Mark Field, as a board Advisor. His role includes, amongst other things ‘introducing the company to opportunities.’ The company which recruits for some public affairs positions in the NHS, announced Mr Field’s appointment like this: ‘His experience, coupled with his political position, perfectly complements Ellwood & Atfield and reinforces the company’s position as the leading recruitment firm within communications and public affairs.’

Another recruitment company financially connected to a Member of the House of Lords is Odgers Berndtson. They employ Baroness Bottomley as the Chair of the Board and CEO Practice. In an interview with the financial City paper CityAM, Richard Boggis-Rolfe the chairman of head hunter company Odgers Berndtson said 'Everyone takes her call'. Another public servant recognised as exclusively benefitting their company, by their political position.

This ‘exclusive benefit’, is important, because it is something our MPs and Lords need to abide by. However, there are loopholes, which I found out when I put in a complaint to the Lord’s Standards Commissioner over Lord Chadlington’s vote on the Health and Social Care bill earlier this year.

The rules state: ‘The “exclusive benefit” principle would mean, for instance, that a Member who was paid by a pharmaceutical company would be barred from seeking to confer benefit exclusively upon that company by parliamentary means.’ This could be done in various ways including:

• tabling a motion or an amendment to legislation;

• voting in a division;

• speaking in debate;

However, given that it is nigh on impossible to prove a vote will exclusively benefit the company for whom a Lord works, it makes sense that where there is a prejudicial interest, the vote should be prevented from happening in the first place, as at local council level. Clearly the companies, who acquire a parliamentarian on their books, see their political position as exclusively benefitting them, so why do the rules not acknowledge this? Could it be that the rules have simply not caught up with the times, or is it that they been designed to allow this behaviour to take place, which is fueling the corporatisation of our political institutions?

Such benefits are plain to see as witnessed by the fact that one in four Conservative Lords had financial interests in companies involved in private healthcare, yet, were still able to vote on the Health and Social care bill, which opens up the markets to the private healthcare sector. In other words, if the rules are there to strengthen our democracy, and prevent manipulation of power, then the rules are not fit for purpose.

Friday, 8 June 2012

And the 2012 Winners of the Healthinvestors Awards Were?

The Healthinvestor Awards 2012 have come and gone, and the results are in, so I thought I would match the winners to Lords and MPs to bring closure for now to this particular section of self-interest.

You may remember an article last week, which highlighted how several of the 2011 winners were attached to companies who have a Parliamentarian on their payroll, and who voted in favour for the Health and Social Care bill, helping it pass into Act. If you missed the article, then please read it here.

Now, the 2012 Awards have passed, and companies with MPs and Lords on their books, were heavily listed amongst the finalists with a chance to win an award.  The question was, would any of those companies win, and if so which of our so-called public servants would be raising a glass to their company’s victory?

The event, took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane, and as the dinner jacket guests arrived, they were greeted by a collection of protesters offering an alternative title for their evening event, the’ bloodsuckers awards’. Guests lowered their heads as they walked by, before heading into the ceremony.

So onto the winners:

Transactional Consultant of the year went to KPMG, who have Lord Harris of Haringey as their connection to power, who is a senior advisor to the accounting giant. Lord Hastings will also be celebrating, in his role as Global head of Citizenship and Diversity, and maybe former MP Charles Clarke who was a consultant back in 2008.

KPMG are heavily involved in the development of the new Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), and companies in the KPMG partnership for the CCGs also have links to parliamentarians. UK law firm Morgan Cole, have Conservative MEP Ashley Fox as their connection, who was an Associate to the company until 2009 when he was elected to the European Parliament. In addition, I.T. company McKesson Information Solutions Ltd, have Lord Carter as their chairman. The Labour Peer is also the chairman of the NHS Co-operation and Competition Panel (CCP), a conflict of interest, which in a statement made by McKesson to the Guardian is avoided because he: "steps down from any investigation where there is potential conflict of interest.” 

Finally, let us not forget what KPMG’s global head of health, Mark Britnell famously said in 2010, while discussing reforms to a private healthcare conference: “In future, The NHS will be a state insurance provider not a state deliverer”, and that “The NHS will be shown no mercy and the best time to take advantage of this will be in the next couple of years.”

Santander won the lessors of the year, which will do Lord Elystan’s shares no harm, and the same will go for Lord Hollick, who has shares in ‘private hospital group of the year’ winners, HCA International, the largest operator of healthcare facilities in the US.

Bowmark Capital won the private equity investor of the year, securing Lord Powell of Bayswater in his job as chairman of the advisory board for the time being no doubt.

Tunstall Healthcare & Bridgwater Community Healthcare NHS Trust, won the Telehealth/Telecare award. Tunstall were bought out by Charterhouse development Capital Ltd in 2008 for £510 million. The investment company have Lord Patten (not the BBC one), as a senior advisor.

Winners of the residential Care provider of the year went to Barchester Healthcare. Baroness Ford is the chairman of the care provider, which has more than 200 care homes in the UK with 10,000 residents and 15,000 staff. Barchester recently appointed Goldman Sachs to refinance, insisting the new debt will not lead to a situation like that, which happened to Southern Cross.

All of which leaves us with the final award going to the CEO of Barchester Health, Mike Parsons, who won the ‘outstanding contribution by an individual’. In December 2011, Mike was voted the second most influential person in Healthcare in the UK at the HealthInvestor Power fifty awards, which commends those demonstrating ‘outstanding leadership with the power to guide and shape the healthcare agenda.’ Indeed Mr Parson’s is delighted with the changes to the NHS, stating: ‘All the reforms and changes with the NHS are making it a lot easier to recruit nurses from the NHS now.”

So there we have it, we can all celebrate the outstanding achievements of the private healthcare companies, and not least of all our public servants on their companies success.

Hip Hip pffffft…

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Finalists of Private Healthcare Award Ceremony raise glasses with Lords and MPs

An annual award ceremony, promoting the ‘excellence’ and ‘innovation’ of the independent healthcare sector is taking place in London, Thursday, the 31st of May. However, on close inspection, the finalists of this year’s event are notable for their connections to our so-called public servants, many of whom played some part in passing the Health and Social Care bill into an Act.

Black tie evening at the Grosvenor
The dress code is black tie; the setting, the plush surroundings of Central London’s Grosvenor Hotel, the cost of a table for ten, £3,000. Austerity, it seems, has not yet reached the pockets of the private healthcare companies increasingly making money from the our National Health Service.  

Welcome to the annual HealthInvestor Awards 2012, where companies taking their piece from the NHS pie will meet, for a pat on the back for a job well done.  

Even before we go into this year’s finalists, we should take a look at a few of last year’s winners. First up, under the category ‘Consultants of the Year’, the winner was a company called L.E.K consulting. They have Conservative Peer, Lord Wakeham working for them as an advisor, the Rt Honourable Malcolm Rifkind who is a member of the advisory board, and Conservative MP for Bedford, Richard Fuller, who worked for the company from 1984 to 2007. L.E.K consultancy is a global company, which specialises in healthcare, providing services, which include, business growth, and ‘new opportunities with government.’ Success comes often to L.E.K consultancy, who won the Healthcare Sector Adviser of the Year Award for the supposedly ‘prestigious’ Acquisitions Monthly awards, in 2010. Across Europe, L.E.K. have provided commercial advice on 19 healthcare sector transactions, one of which being Bridgepoint’s £414 million acquisition of Care UK. Everyone but seemingly the BBC, judging by their lack of challenging on this subject, know that John Nash the chairman of Care UK bankrolled Andrew Lansley’s office.

BBC chief - Lord Patten of Barnes
Bridgepoint, a private equity investment company have BBC chief, Lord Patten of Barnes, as a member of the advisory board. Bridgepoint, have been involved in 17 healthcare deals over recent years, which include four in the UK, one of which being Care UK, at a combined investment worth over £1.1 billion. Another deal saw Tunstall, a telehealth company with contracts in the NHS, acquired by Charterhouse Development Company for £555 million; who have another Lord Patten as their senior advisor. Four companies were involved in the transaction, including; Goldman Sachs, Clifford Chance, KPMG, and LEK, three of which have Lords in senior positions. Lord Griffiths is a director at Goldman Sachs; Lord Harris is a senior advisor at KPMG, and as we know, Lord Wakeham is an adviser to LEK.

Perhaps unsurprisingly then, Tunstall made up the other winner of the 2011 awards, under the category Telehealth/Telecare, smoothly linking the three winners in the awards to companies who have members of both the House of Commons and House of Lords on their payroll.  

So onto 2012, and what are the chances of a company winning an award this year that has an MP or Lord on its books? The answer would appear to be very good, given that 25 of these year’s finalists pay or donate to our parliamentarians.

Lord Clement-Jones
Let’s start with DLA Piper, a global law firm who provide lobbying services to “clients in the health and social care sectors”. DLA Piper counts failed Care Home provider, Southern Cross amongst its clients. Lord Clement-Jones nominated Lord Hameed for his peerage, a nomination supported by Lord Dholakia. Lord Hameed sits on the board of Alpha hospitals, part of the Alpha Healthcare (C&C Alpha/C&C business solutions) group. The Alpha group has made significant donations to the Liberal Democrat party. The Times exposed Lord Clement-Jones as being the man who nominated Lord Hameed, after the peer had originally said he had 'no idea.'

L.E.K. consulting find themselves in with a chance again this year, in the ‘Strategic consultant of the year’, category, alongside FTI consulting, who have Lord Malloch-Brown as their Chairman of Global Affairs. FTI produced an article called ‘Time for Change’, in September last year, promoting the benefits of the Health and Social Care Act.

Care UK, directly linked to Andrew Lansley through their chairman’s donation to his office, are in the running under the ‘Diagnostics Provider of the Year’, Category for their Rotherham Centre. Just as well they are not in the running for the best financially run company, given their huge debt, revealed by Corporate Watch, in their Care UK fact sheet. Bridgepoint issued a ‘£250 million bond, secured against Care UK’s assets, to fund its acquisition in 2010. It is paying a massive 9.75% interest a year on this, meaning £25 million is leaving the company every year, going straight to banks and financiers.’

Even the sponsorship of the event involves a company with a Peer at the helm. DAC Beachcroft, an international law firm, have Lord Hunt of Wirral as a partner. As the Health and Social Care bill was being debated in the House of Lords, Beachcroft, heavily involved in healthcare, positioned itself into an alliance led by Capita, which was making money from developing the new Clinical Commissioning groups (CCGs). All this as Lord Hunt of Wirral was voting loyally helping the bill pass into Act.

The list goes on and you can see the full finalists  with the various Lords and MPs listed next to the company involved, here.

So, as people worry about the future of the National Health Service, the Grosvenor Hotel will be full of companies benefitting from a system that allows our MPS and Lords to vote despite a conflict of interest. A bill that had no mandate from any party, in a sector that financially links 142 Lords and multiple MPs (ongoing) to companies involved in private healthcare. No doubt there will be a glass or two raised to the passing of the Health and Social Care bill, and to a very profitable future.

List of Finalists in the HealthInvestor Awards and their Parliamentarian Connections

This list makes up the finalists involved in the Private Healthcare Award ceremony, HealthInvestor 2012, which has an  MP or Lord next to the company they are involved in. This list, which highlights the self-interest may well not be complete and if you know of any companies that have MPS and Lords involved in them, please let me know by emailing me at [email protected]

View the article on the event here.


Corporate financier of the year

Catalyst Corporate Finance

Deloitte – Donates to the government through researchers to all parties.

Grant Thornton – Provided policy advise to George Osborne in 2008. James Purnell as senior advisor former Labour secretary of State for Work and Pensions.



Jefferies International

KPMG – Lord Harris of Harringey – Senior advisor; Lord Hastings, Global Head of Citizenship and Diversity for global tax; Baroness Manningham-Buller – had speaking arrangement for KPMG, Charles Clarke, former Labour MP for Norwich South, In 2008 was listed as a consultant to KPMG.

RBS – David Davies MP for Haltemprice and Howden has shares in RBS, John Hemming MP for Birmingham, Yardley, has shares in RBS, In 2008, Jonathan Djanology MP for Huntingdon, Dominic Grieve MP for Beaconsfield, had shares in RBS, Philip Hammond were guests of RBS at Wimbledon 

Consultants of the year

- strategic


FTI Consulting – Lord Malloch-Brown: Chairman of FTI Global Affairs

HPC - Healthcare Property Consultants

L.E.K. Consulting - Lord Wakeham: Advisor; Richard Fuller MP for Bedford was a consultant, Malcolm Rifkind MP for Kensington: Member of Advisory Board

Llewelyn Davies Yeang

UK Preventive Medicine

Consultants of the year

- transactional



Deloitte – provides donations to all parties through the use of researchers

HPC - Healthcare Property Consultants

KPMG – Lord Harris of Harringey – Senior advisor; Lord Hastings, Global Head of Citizenship and Diversity for global tax; Baroness Manningham-Buller – had speaking arrangement for KPMG, Charles Clarke, former Labour MP for Norwich South, In 2008 was listed as a consultant to KPMG.

Tanner & Tilley

Legal advisors of the year

- private


CMS Cameron McKenna

DAC Beachcroft – Lord Hunt of Wirral: Partner, Charles Clarke former MP for Norwich was listed in 2008 register of interests as a consultant in 2008.

DR Solicitors

Eversheds – Lord Hutton of Furness: Advisor.

George Davies Solicitors

Mills & Reeve


Shoosmiths – Guy Opperman MP for Hexam – received seven payments from the solicitors from 2009 to 2012 -

Speechly Bircham – Stephen Dorrell MP for Charnwood, received a £250 payment for a speech made at a dinner organized by Speechly Bircham in May, 2011.

Legal advisors of the year

- public

Addleshaw Goddard


DAC Beachcroft - Lord Hunt of Wirral: Partner, Charles Clarke former MP for Norwich was listed in 2008 register of interests as a consultant in 2008.

Eversheds Lord Hutton of Furness: Advisor.


Mills & Reeve

Pinsent Masons

Wragge & Co

Legal advisors of the year

- transactional

Addleshaw Goddard

CMS Cameron McKenna

DAC Beachcroft – See above

DLA Piper – Baroness Wheatcroft: Business consultant (legal services). Lord Clement-Jones: Partner. Baroness Symans of Vernham Dean: International consultant. Lord Warner – had a contract to do with infrastructure and public services.

Eversheds – See above


Mills & Reeve

Pinsent Masons

Shoosmiths – See above

Speechly Bircham – See above

Lessor of the year

- asset finance

De Lage Landen

GE Capital


Santander - Lord Elystan has shares in the Bank

Bank or Lender of the year

Aviva Commercial Finance – Lord Sharman: Chairman of Aviva and has shareholdings. Baroness Hayman has shares.

Bank of Ireland

Barclays Corporate

Clydesdale Bank/Yorkshire Bank

Lloyds TSB

RBS – See above

Santander – See above


Diagnostics provider of the year

Care UK Rotherham Diagnostic Centre - Andrew Lansley MP for Cambridgeshire South’s office was bankrolled by donation from Care UK chairman John Nash. Lord Hamilton of Epsom is a director of management consultancy MSB LTD who have Care UK as one of their clients.

GSTS Pathology


The London Clinic

UME Diagnostics

Primary care provider of the year

Army/NHS Scotland

Assura Medical


Healthcare at Home

Oasis Dental Care 

One Medicare


Serco – Lord Freeman – Shares. Baroness James: Shares. Lord Filkin: Advisor. Lord Gavron: Shares.

Private hospital group of the year

Optegra UK

Aspen Healthcare

HCA - Lord Hollick, shares.

Nuffield Health

Ramsay Health Care

Spire Healthcare – Patricia Hewitt – advisor to Cinven who invested in Spire. Alistair Darling who received payment of £10,200 for speaking at an event organized by Cinven.  

Staffing agency of the year

Country Cousins

DRC Group

Finegreen Associates

Geneva Health UK

Independent Clinical Services

RIG Healthcare


Private equity investor of the year

Albion Ventures – Lord St John – Non – executive director

Apposite Capital

August Equity

Bowmark Capital – Lord Powell of Bayswater: Chairman of advisory board

GI Partners European

Moonray Healthcare

Silverfleet Capital

Sovereign Capital – Andrew Lansley: Office bankrolled by John Nash who is a founder of Sovereign Capital


IT innovator of the year

Advantage Business Systems

Allocate Software

Cambridge Healthcare

Coldharbour Systems


LNT Software



Process Matrix

PS Health


Williams Medical Supplies

Telehealth/telecare provider of the year

Tunstall - Lord Patten is a senior advisor to Charterhouse Development Capital Ltd, who purchased Tunstall for £510 million in 2008.

Bosch Healthcare

GE Home Healthcare - Lord Darzi: Labour - Former surgeon drafted into government as a health minister by Gordon Brown when he was PM. Now an adviser to medical technology firm GE Healthcare.

O2 Health


Telehealth Solutions – Lord Edmiston has shares in Fidelity International Ltd, which acquired Telehealth Solutions Ltd in 2011.


Property consultants of the year

- capital markets


Christie + Co

Jones Lang LaSalle

Knight Frank

Savills Healthcare

Vector Property Group

Property consultants of the year

- property services

Aitchison Raffety

Capita Symonds Health

Christie + Co Care Team

Dacres Commerical

GP Surveyors

GVA Health

Jones Lang LaSalle

Knight Frank

Sweett Group

Vector Property Group

Property developer of the year




GB Partnerships


LNT Construction

LSP Developments

Medical Centres Group


One Medical

Property investor of the year

Assura Group

Bridges Ventures


Kames Capital




Domiciliary care provider of the year

Active Assistance


Enara Group

Home Instead Senior Care



Trimar Care

Residential care provider of the year

Balhousie Care Group

Barchester Healthcare - Baroness Ford: Chairman. Part of the NHS Partners Network. Chairman of Grove Ltd, a holding company for Barchester Health.

Care UK – See diagnostics at top

Caring Homes

Country Court Care

Four Seasons Health Care 

Ideal Care Homes

Maria Mallaband Care Group

Runwood Homes

Specialist care provider of the year

Active Assistance

Advanced Childcare



Home Instead


Lifeways Group


Complex care provider of the year

Christchurch Court


Independent Community Care Management

Neural Pathways

Qura Brain

The Complete Group

Community support provider of the year


First Call Care Services

New Pathways

Newham House

People to People

Public / private partnership of the year

Assura Medical / NHS Surrey

Cambridge Healthcare

HCA / The Christie Clinic – See above

Healthcare at Home / University Hospital Southampton NHSFT – See above private hospital group of the year.

Spire / National Orthopaedic Hospital – See Private hospital Group of the year.

Synergy Health / University Hospital Leicester NHS Trust

The Strategic Projects Team at NHS Midlands and East

Townlands Hospital (Henley)

Outstanding contribution by an individual

Helena Jeffery - Founding Director of Caring Homes Healthcare Group and First Care Homes

Lawrence Tomlinson, LNT Group

Mike Parsons, CEO Barchester Healthcare – Baroness Ford: Chairman. Part of the NHS Partners Network. Chairman of Grove Ltd, a holding company for Barchester Health.