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Nurse Plus in good health with 35m turnover

The Canterbury-based company reported turnover of &pound25.7m to March 2013, up from &pound18.9m in 2012. The firm’s strong year-on-year growth is attributed to the growing demand forskilled labour in the healthcare sector.

Established in 2005, Nurse Plus provides staffing solutions for public and private sector clients in the healthcare industry. It employs 160 full time employees and operates across 32 sites in the UK. The firm recently launched two new offices in Shoreham-on-sea and Bury St Edmunds to support the needs of its growing customer base.

The company is looking to expand its operations further into the northern parts of England, with Birmingham, Worcester, Liverpool, Nottingham and Leeds all named as key destinations.

In 2012, Nurse Plus received &pound6.5m investment from private equity firm Key Capital Partners to support the business in its objectives to improve patient care and provide cost-effective and flexible staffing solutions to the healthcare sector.

Heath Blake, managing director at Nurse Plus, said, “The growth of the company has accelerated with the support of KCP and they’ve provided us with the necessary funds and resources to expand our operations across the UK. Traditionally we have provided our staff to all healthcare sectors, but we’ve seen a growing demand from the private homecare market, including the provision of complex healthcare support to an increasing number of service users in their own home, which has shaped the direction of our business.”

Mike Fell, investment partner at Key Capital Partners and non-executive director at Nurse Plus, said, “We are delighted with the transformation of Nurse Plus over the last couple of years. The growing number of private providers in the healthcare sector handed a huge opportunity to the management team, as the demand for quality services continues to rise on a national scale. It is an exciting time for the business as it looks to target new territories across the UK.”


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