GrayAreas Ltd, the owner of Mount Olivet Nursing Home and Kingsmount Residential Home in Paignton, is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
Husband and wife team Robert and Cherry Gray created GrayAreas Ltd in 2002 when they relocated to Paignton with their daughter Tori to take over Mount Olivet Nursing Home.
They quickly invested in the home’s infrastructure, equipment and staff working conditions, and Mount Olivet soon became widely considered the most highly regarded care home in Torbay.
In 2004, seeing a need for residential dementia care in the area, the Gray’s purchased a second home in Paignton, Kingsmount Residential Home. Tori joined the family business in 2009 and later took over as Managing Director after Robert and Cherry passed away.
Despite a tumultuous few years in the care sector, GrayAreas now employs over 90 staff across the two homes and has a track record of delivering exceptional care. Key to each home’s success has been GrayAreas’ staff retention record – 40% of the team has been with the company for over five years, with 16 clocking up 10 or more years of service.
Earlier this year, GrayAreas became a Real Living Wage employer and, to commemorate its anniversary, will pay every employee a £20 bonus per year of employment.
Tori comments: “The last few years have been particularly hard for our residents and staff. However, we’re pleased to be coming out of the other side, and our milestone anniversary celebrations will be even more special.
“We attribute our success to our team members who provide excellent care to our residents. We’re extremely proud of our staff retention record and look forward to celebrating with them this year.”
To mark the 20th anniversary, the two homes will host parties for their residents, families and staff and are sponsoring the Devon Women in Business Awards.
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