Buckie care home firm take major Highland award

Parklands - Care home provider wins top award
Parklands – Care home provider wins top award

A BUCKIE BASED care home provider has been named as one of the best performing businesses in the Highlands.

Parklands Group has been named Outstanding Performing Business for those with 25 or more employees at the Highland Business Awards – beating the Eden Court Theatre & Cinema and Pat Munro (Alness) Ltd to claim the prestigious title.

The company has its headquarters in Moray but has recently expanded into the Highlands with new care homes in Muir of Ord and Tain, which opened last year.

Parklands has also received planning consent for a new home in Grantown and has this month announced plans for a £3.5million care home facility in Fortrose.

Managing Director Ron Taylor dedicated the award to the care team at Parklands, saying: “We are delighted to receive this prestigious award from the Highland Business Awards.

Parklands’ success is fundamentally about our staff. We employ almost 500 people across Moray and the Highlands, many of whom have been with us for over a decade. I am grateful to all of them for their hard work and commitment to our residents.

“This is an exciting time for Parklands as we progress plans for new care homes in Grantown and Fortrose, building on the success of our latest homes in Tain and Muir of Ord, opened to widespread acclaim last year.”

Parklands Group was also recently shortlisted for a Scottish Dementia Award along with partners Robert Gordon University and NHS Highland for their work with people living with dementia.

Urray House, a newly opened Parklands care home in Muir of Ord became the first care home in the UK to support a student dietitian on placement who worked with care home residents with various stages of dementia to explore food memories from their childhood and during the war.