Maria Mallaband Care Group (MMCG) has appointed a director of development to push forward its multi-million-pound investment programme in new care homes and acquisition of sites.
Elliot Fudge, a chartered surveyor, has specialised in land and development within the UK healthcare sector for much of his career, having previously worked at Gold Care Homes and Christie & Co.
He will lead the ongoing development programme at MMCG, which operates more than 80 homes across the UK. The national care home group has opened two properties since July last year, with a third – Chartwell Manor in Aylesbury – set to open in autumn.
‘MMCG is heavily committed to the new-build direction, investing upward of £10m in each project. This enables us to create some of the highest spec care homes in the UK,’ said Fudge.
‘Having worked with developers and investors across the healthcare sector I feel-well positioned to push this programme forward. I will be working to acquire high-quality development opportunities in communities across the UK that desperately require the provision.’
As reported in September, MMCG is investing £80m across the existing pipeline. ‘This level of investment clearly demonstrates MMCG’s commitment to the sector and its passion for creating industry-leading care homes,’ Fudge added.