Two non-executive directors join Meallmore board

Gavin Manson

Meallmore has appointed Gavin Manson and Martyn Everett to its board of directors in non-executive roles.

Manson is non-executive director of Unbound Group and until June was chair of Hostmore. His previous experience includes chief financial and operating officer of Electra Private Equity and holding finance director roles at Thomas Cook Group and Premier Farnell.

He has held senior leadership positions in businesses across a range of sectors over the past 25 years, including clothing, travel and hospitality. He brings skills in growth, financing, performance improvement and mergers and acquisitions.

Everett has experience leading strategic assignments for businesses in the publicly quoted, private equity and public sectors. He is non-executive director at Stewart Milne Group, as well as at Interserve Group, where he also chairs its audit committee. His previous roles include chair of Mar City and Redhall Group, and executive chair of Whitworths Group.

‘It’s a real pleasure for us to have Gavin and Martyn join our board of directors. Both bring a fresh perspective, with a focus on steady growth, efficiency and best practice,’ said Cillian Hennessey, managing director of Meallmore.

‘On behalf of all my colleagues, we offer both of them an extremely warm welcome to the care industry and look forward to seeing their impact on our organisation.’

Meallmore’s financial report for the year ended 31 March 2022, showed turnover rose 15% to £66.9m (2021: £58.2m), while its pre-tax profit grew slightly to £7.6m, up from £7.5m. LaingBuisson data showed EBITDAR rose 6.5% to £11.4m (2021: £10.7m).

Manson said: ‘I hope that Meallmore will continue to perform financially strong, as well as providing high quality care to its residents and a rewarding career to its colleagues. I’m looking forward to using my experience to support the business and objectives of management and shareholders.’

Martyn Everett

Everett added: ‘Meallmore is an impressive, longstanding family business and I look forward to working with this team in my new role to build an even more successful future.’

Since opening its first setting, Daviot Care Home – formally known as Meallmore Lodge – in Inverness in 1987, Meallmore has grown to a network of 26 care homes across Scotland, including offering care for older people and adults with mental health diagnosis.