"Founded in 1992 by entrepreneur Mike Parsons, Barchester Healthcare is now one of the biggest independent care providers in the UK. ...Dr Pete Calveley joined Barchester Healthcare as the Chief Executive Officer in June 2014. Formerly CEO of Four Seasons Health Care...Today, our 17,000 staff support more than 11,000 people in over 200 care homes, with services that range from dementia care to assisted living and more. "
"Along with Mr Brosnan, Barchester is owned by 140 - mainly Irish - shareholders. They include bloodstock and horseracing magnates Mr John Magnier and Mr JP McManus. Their close associate, the financier Mr Dermot Desmond - who is involved in a number of private and public companies in the Republic including health insurer Vivas which is being launched today - is also a shareholder. Barchester's holding company is a Jersey-based entity, Grove Ltd."