Home care company Nobilis has secured a £30 million contract to provide its services to residents on the Isle of Wight.
The ten-year contract, awarded by the Isle of Wight Council, is part of a wider UK investment programme from Nobilis, which has seen its business double in size since February 2020, with revenues up to £15m from £7m in 2019.
As well as providing regular home care visits to clients on the Isle of Wight, Nobilis will also develop a training academy in Newport to support staff progression, offering apprenticeships and management qualifications.
The academy is one of four new facilities and will be the main centre for Nobilis on the island, reports the Isle of Wight County Press.
Nobilis’ experience on the Isle of Wight stretches back some 20 years via local businesses D Care and Carefirst, both of which joined the company last year.
Managing director Peter Harrington said: “We are immensely proud that the local authority has underlined its confidence in Nobilis by awarding this contract.
“A ten-year contract offers stability, not only for our clients, but also our local employees, and enables us to plan our commitment to the Isle of Wight for the long-term.
“All our carers working on the Isle of Wight are members of the local community and we’re committed to employing more local people as we expand — this is as important to us, as it is to our clients.”
Nobilis acquired eight home care businesses last year, including Mineral Care, Kensington Care, Elite Care and Avida in Gloucestershire, BrightSpark in Surrey, SR Homecare in Bristol, as well as Carefirst and D. Care on the Isle of Wight, according to LaingBuisson.
In 2019, it acquired Ashwood Care in Hampshire, Brunel Care in Somerset and Allied Care in Gloucestershire.