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Sponsors Board

Sponsors Board


National Care Association values the contribution our sponsors make to the social care sector in their unique way. In order to ensure we harness the most effective support we have created a NCA Sponsors Board which meets annually to consider and respond to the challenges our members face.

We pride ourselves on our collaborative approach with our sponsors where we are fully committed to working together to achieve excellence for our members and those they serve and to bring change and innovation for the benefit of the sector. 

The sponsors board representatives:

Mat Whittingham - Quality Compliance Systems (QCS)

Mat is the Managing Director of Quality Compliance Systems (QCS), the UK’s leading supplier of compliance and policy management.

QCS was founded in 2007, with Mat joining in 2010. During his time at QCS Mat has overseen the company grow from a 20 client, £30,000 a year business to a multi-million-pound company with over 20,000 users nationwide. QCS’s client-centric approach ensures that their management system provides a superior level of service, allowing users to concentrate on delivering excellent care for outstanding value.

The QCS range of products extends from full management systems to bespoke CQC Registration packs and individual system modules, including health and safety, human resources, medications management, quality assurance, care planning and residential services.

For more information, please visit: www.ukqcs.co.uk

Adam Burr - Howden

Adam has over 17 years’ experience in the Insurance industry with specific interest towards the Care & Medical Sector. He has an impressive working knowledge of the Care sector, and a proven track record of delivering high quality risk management services for Care Homes, Home Care, General Practice and Dental Hygienists.

He has led several high growth platforms from inception to maturity and is skilled in strategic scheme development across a diverse range of insurance risk classes not limited to those related to the Care sector.

Adam is best known for his client care philosophy that forms the centrepiece of every strategy. He has led by example for many years and therefore created a well-established reputation within Howden UK’s Senior team.  

Allison Grant - Healy's

  Allison joined Healys in February 2015 as partner and head of Employment team. She represents employers and employees across all sectors, specialising in HR, recruitment and employment law for care homes.

Working closely with the National Care Association, Allison gives regular talks, advises members on employment issues and provides training to care home providers. She prides herself on giving proactive advice, tailored to meet client’s specific needs, which will help form positive working environments.

Over the years, Allison has advised senior figures at FTSE 100 organisations, financial service businesses and high profile banks, specialising in exit procedures, high priority employment issues and dispute resolution.

Allison has developed a strong reputation for her high standards of service and for her results-driven approach. Her advocacy skills mean she is particularly effective at defending and pursuing employment litigation.

Lesley Weightman - Utilitywise

Lesley has worked for Utilitywise now for the past 2 years providing specialist support to a range of membership organisation, along with the National Care Association. Her role helps provide the support and guidance to their many member’s, helping them to take control of their utilities, by buying better and using less. Customer care and doing what is right for the customer is at the forefront of what she does and this is replicated in the service that Utilitywise prides itself on.  

Having worked closely with a wide range of business sectors and leaders, she has a wealth of experience in providing business solutions that can help reduce costs, whilst enabling growth, allowing businesses to reach their maximum potential.

Lesley has direct access to a vast support network of industry energy experts, providing businesses with the guidance and knowledge needed in what can be a complex and volatile market place.

Garwyn Morris - Boots

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Ben Campbell - IPA

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