Balhousie Care Group has created a tranche of senior management positions as it shapes up for a busy year ahead.

The award-winning 25-strong care home group has recruited Claire Docherty as its new Head of Operations. Claire was formerly Managing Director with Renaissance Care and brings with her extensive experience in the private care home sector.

In another newly created role, Gale McIntyre has joined as Head of Performance and Improvement where she heads up People Services, IT and project management. Gale was formerly a Human Resources Partner and people management analyst with Tesco. She is also a former lecturer with Dundee and Angus College.

Louise Byars has been appointed as Executive Manager and Head of Brand at Balhousie Care Group, where she is leading the company’s communications and company strategy. Louise was also formerly with Tesco where she specialised in operations, communications and business support.

Claire Docherty said:

“I’m thrilled to be part of such a high-calibre team at Balhousie Care Group and to be heading up the operations of a care home provider which has proved itself as a leader in the care home sector both in Scotland and U.K.-wide. We have a busy and exciting year ahead, during which we aim to continue to follow innovative care policies and deliver the best standards of care we can.”

Tony Banks, Chairman and founder of Balhousie Care Group, said:

“Balhousie Care Group is now in its 27th year of providing person-centred care and I’m proud to say that we continue to adapt and improve in order to meet the care needs of our residents. I’m also proud that we continue to attract stellar individuals to the business, and I can’t wait to see what the year ahead brings.”