Berkley Care Group specialises in luxury care hotels throughout the South East of England.
We focus on delivering the highest possible standard of care within purpose built facilities or new-builds attached to renovated period buildings.
Thanks to our unique formula, dedicated staff and rapid growth we are always looking for new site opportunities and investment partners. Please contact us now if you wish to discuss any aspect of our business and potential future business relationships.
Bayfield Court is the current 2014 UK Care Home of the Year, as voted for at the 16th National Care awards on 28th November 2014.
Berkley Care Group are proud to be one of the only Care Home operators to pay our staff ABOVE the living wage. We believe this ensures exceptionally motivated and content staff, commitment to our residents and a better quality of care for all.
In 1982 Seamus started his working life in the hospitality industry working in Hotels Pubs and Restaurants. In 1992 Seamus sold his pub and hotel businesses and started a consultancy business. As a result of this he became involved in turning around failing businesses. In 1993 he came across his first Care home. He was fascinated and horrified in equal measure that good service and high standards seem to have passed the care industry by.
In 1996 Seamus invested into a 77 bed care home in Oxfordshire called The Close which was predominantly focused on state funded clients. Over a period of 5 years the existing home was demolished and transformed into a high end hotel style boutique care home with unique facilities which have subsequently been copied by a number of operators recently. The home had the first bistro bar open to the public as well as unique private dining room for families and friends. In 2013 after 17 years Seamus sold his interest in the home in order to continue to focus on developing care facilities with a major focus on hotel style accommodation.
In 2000 he founded Carebase in London and the South east that started with one home and by 2010 had grown to 16. The majority of the homes were purpose built. Indeed Seamus built the first specialist dementia home in London in 2002. In 2010 having become disillusioned with the way a small business became a big business that no longer put its customers first, Seamus left to set up Berkley Care Group
Luxury living exceptional care is the mission statement that Seamus and his partners strive to achieve. With one home currently open and four in construction Seamus is looking to develop more new builds but has promised to open no more than 10 homes in order to ensure that the customers and their families get first class service in surroundings unsurpassed across the UK. He is determined to ensure that residents coming to live in a Berkley Care Home will be entertained, wined and dined and treated like royalty!
Jenny Fuller has a lifetime of experience in care. She started as a carer and worked her way up to a home manager.
In 2002 she was promoted to business manager in 2005. She was also the lead commissioning manager for new build care homes.
Jenny co-founded The Berkley Care Group in 2010 and is responsible for recruiting and leading our care teams. Her passion is to ensure that our residents lives are enhanced by the relationships that they build with our staff.
Jenny is extremely proud that all of the care homes commissioned by the Berkley Care Group have been a success. Our first home opened in October 2011 and won 'Best Care Home Award 2014' in the Caring Times National Care Awards. All of the homes met all standards within their CQC inspections, all homes have been the best homes in their area for recommendations on the carehomes.co.uk website, with unsurpassed reputations for the care provided.
Adam has been involved in the care sector since 2005 when he joined Carebase as Group Financial Controller.
After reading law at the University of East Anglia he qualified as a chartered secretary at Ernst & Young.
He then gained experience of banking and corporate finance by working in the M & A department of Sanwa Bank but decided to pursue a career in the more glamorous world of accountancy.
He was recruited to become the Divisional Accountant for the $50m turnover UK Defence Division of Sodexho the multi national catering business. He later qualified as an ACCA and subsequently an FCCA.
During his time in the care home sector he has so far been involved in the financing, development and opening of 12 care homes mostly at the luxury end of the market. As well as running the finance and accounting operations for a group of care homes he has been involved in the acquisition and disposal of a number of homes.
With a background in travel and hotel marketing (Kuoni Travel) and general marketing (Acxiom & CACI) Carol now uses her creative flair to deliver a harmonious and luxurious interior to our developments.
Carol has also designed interiors for a Hotel in West London & Kensington residential apartments. In addition, her plant & landscape design qualifications lend themselves to creating integrated and user friendly outdoor spaces.
Her marketing credentials add value to the teams coordination of branding, advertising & communications both across the group & for each individual home.
We are proud to design and build in a unique way, using the most up to date methods and features possible. Each home is purpose built for the busy future it holds providing a warm and comforting home to our residents and place of work for our staff.
Within each home you can find a selection of our outstanding features:
100% occupancy achieved in 12 months
Premium furniture, fixtures & fittings
Private dining rooms
Bar & bistro
Now sold to another care operator
Winner - 2013 Pinders Design Awards
Finalist - Best Care Manager
Finalist - Best Dignity & Respect
UK Care Home of the Year 2014
Opening May 2016
State of the art development
Nursing, Residential and Dementia
Opening April 2016
90 sq m bar bistro
Luxury conversion of existing building
Residential and Dementia
Opening June 2016
Opening July 2016
Bar bistro, cinema, private dining
Quantum House, 2-24 Red Lion Court, London EC4A 3EB
Tel: +44 (0)7500 554 715