City & County provides a full range of domestic and personal care support services, which can be personalised to best meet the needs of the individual and so enable each service user to live as independently as possible. At the end of Sovereign's investment and partnership, City & County had grown to become the fourth largest domiciliary care provider in the UK.
City & County was formed in 2009 following Sovereign's acquisition of London Care, one of the largest domiciliary care businesses in the UK at the time. London Care offered personal support to individuals, particularly the elderly, in their own homes.
At the time of the original investment, Sovereign committed funding to deliver a strategy that would expand the Group's reach and develop its service offering. Sovereign also put in place a highly experienced group management team led by Craig Rushton, CEO, and supported by Mark Harrison, Finance Director.
Sovereign worked with the management team to deliver significant organic and acquisitive growth, expanding the range of services the company provided and enhancing the quality of care offered to service users.
Over the course of Sovereign's investment, City & County:
At the end of Sovereign's partnership, City & County had become the fourth largest domiciliary care provider in the UK.
City & County's goal was to expand from a regional into a national provider, and with Sovereign's financial and strategic support we achieved that goal in a short space of time. Sovereign's understanding of the market dynamics, ability to directly source acquisitions and commitment to enhancing quality were key components in our growth.
Craig Rushton / CEO