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  • Status: Current
  • Date: 2014
  • Sector:
    • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Location: UK

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Nurseplus is a leading specialist provider of care and support services for the healthcare industry. Sovereign has invested in the business to support the continued organic growth opportunity.

Investment Background

Nurseplus was set up in 2005 to supply agency care workers and nurses to nursing homes, residential care homes and private hospitals, alongside providing care in the home. By 2014, the business had 35 branches.

In 2014 Sovereign backed the Nurseplus founding management team to grow the business organically by rolling out new branches in existing locations and in complementary regions of the UK.

Value Creation

  • Grown from 35 branches at investment to 52
  • Geographical diversification to provide national footprint
  • Service line diversification into public and private home care
  • Head of Technology appointed to enhance the candidate experience
  • As part of founder succession planning and to further professionalise the business through newly established roles, a new CEO, CFO, COO and Chair were identified

The Story So Far

There continues to be opportunities to roll out the Nurseplus offering further in the UK. When scaling up, ensuring that client service delivery is consistent and constant is key and this has required investment in technology, senior staff, infrastructure and processes. In addition a centralised support hub has been established to support the larger network of branches in aspects such as candidate screening, validation and on-boarding. Sovereign has been fully supportive of providing the mid-term funding necessary to allow the business to continue to scale and develop new services.

Today Nurseplus has over 50 branches is one of only two scaled providers in its market.

Sovereign continues to work with the management team to expand the business further to meet the increasing demand for its services.

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Nurseplus Awards

Health Investor 2020 - Winner

Health Investor 2018 - Winner

Recruiter of the Year 2017 - Winner

Observer and Gazette Business Awards - Employer of the Year 2017 - Winner