14th March 2022
QPE Supports MBO of Blue Ribbon
Queen’s Park Equity (“QPE”) is delighted to announce the MBO of Blue Ribbon.
Blue Ribbon is a specialist provider of Adult Residential Care and Supported Living Services focused on looking after adults with high acuity Autism and Learning Disabilities. The business currently operates a number of Residential homes and Supported Living services across the Northwest of England.
Blue Ribbon has expanded quickly since opening its first home in 2017 due to its reputation for providing high quality care and a track record of working with commissioners to provide safe, bespoke community-based settings for individuals with complex needs.
Through partnership with QPE, Blue Ribbon plans to accelerate its expansion plans, whilst continuing to invest in people, quality, and systems to support best-in-class care delivery. Management team Mark Fuller, Paul Carter and Sam Leonard will continue lead the business through its next phase of growth.
On behalf of management, Mark Fuller, CEO, said, “We are excited to secure this investment which will enable the group to focus on supporting many more individuals over the coming years. Many of the individuals we support come to us from institutional environments and need the bespoke services that we develop. Our partnership with QPE means we can focus on continuing to increase the number of individuals we care for, secure in the knowledge that we have a committed, supportive, and experienced investment partner.”
Alison Price, QPE, adds: “We are very excited to be supporting Mark, Paul and Sam and the wider team to build on their impressive success to-date. Blue Ribbon stood out to us because of its uncompromising focus on quality, its innovative approach to partnering with commissioners and its expertise in looking after service users with high acuity Autism and Learning Difficulties.”
Blue Ribbon is the sixth platform investment from Queen’s Park Equity Fund I, which was oversubscribed and closed at its hard cap of £202m in December 2020. QPE is focused on providing capital and expertise to high-quality, entrepreneur-led businesses within the Health & Pharma, Education and Tech Services sectors, with an ambition to accelerate their growth.
Further information on Blue Ribbon can be found at: https://brhw.co.uk/