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Cost Management and Business Optimisation
Meet Alice, Cost Management and Business Optimisation Specialist

Alice worked in insurance for 8 years in client facing roles, and when joining the insurance arm of QCG in 2017, she was able to nurture her enjoyment and aptitude for customer listening and empathy, in line with QCG’s customer centric approach.

It was here that Alice quickly became aware of the many pain points and needs of our care sector clients, and from where the Business Solutions arm of QCG was conceived. Alice has been instrumental in the development of our portfolio of services and management of supplier relationships, deep-diving into each solution to understand how they can best serve our Care clients. Alice continues to explore new solutions that can help Care operations save money and optimise processes.

Alice is passionate about the care sector and ensuring our busy clients get the best from their suppliers, which is why she works determinedly to ensure not only that customers are well set up now and in the future, but also that any historical issues with suppliers are addressed and followed up to conclusion on their behalf.

Energy Contracts for Care Businesses
Telecoms for Care
IT in the Care Sector
Cyber Security in the Care Sector
Managing Risk in Care
Meet Jade, Our Risk Control Specialist

Jade has worked in the insurance industry since 2004 and has vast experience across many personal lines and commercial insurances. Using her knowledge of the care sector, Jade has led the development of our award-winning risk control services, designed to protect and reduce the many risks of running a care business. Jade continues to keep her finger on the pulse in the risk management arena through continued professional development. Working alongside our risk mitigation partners, Jade continually cultivates the services we offer in line with common claim trends identified in the industry, assessing what can be done to minimise and mitigate the impact of these incidents.

Reinstatement Assessments
Fire Risk in Care Operations
Health and Safety in Care Operations
Fleet Risk
Recruitment & Retention
Meet Lorrie, Our Recruitment & Retention Specialist

Lorrie has developed a wealth of recruitment experience over her career, both supplying staff to others and employing staff for the insurance and financial services companies that she has worked for. Lorrie’s knowledge and expertise spans more than 30 years, enabling her to source the right specialist recruiters who represent QCG’s values and moral code.

As our Operations Manager, Lorrie is only too well aware of the significance of having the right human resource in place to ensure the smooth and efficient running of a business and so understands the challenges this gives you in your Care business. Through listening to our customers’ common pain points in sourcing the right staff, Lorrie strives to continuously improve the recruitment services that we offer.

Recruitment for the Care Sector
Retention strategies for the Care Sector
Legal issues, Regulation and Compliance
Meet Errol, Health and Social Care Law Expert

Errol Archer is a health and social care law expert. He deals with the Care Quality Commission and Health and Safety Executive, amongst other regulators.  He is a consultant solicitor advocate providing legal services through Scott-Moncrieff & Associates Ltd and Mu Business Counsel.

  • Won appeals at tribunal against CQC and Ofsted Notices of Decision;
  • Successfully challenged Notices of Proposal;
  • Persuaded regulators to withdraw Fixed Penalty Notices;
  • Skilfully drafted representations to draft reports to secure changes to the wording and to ratings;
  • Successfully defended and mitigated Health and Safety Prosecutions;
  • Guided providers through local authority safeguarding matters;
  • Effectively represented providers at Coroners’ Court Inquests.

For over 20 years, Errol has successfully acted for businesses, individuals, regulators and central government departments at the highest levels, including advising government ministers and company directors. He has worked both in-house and in private practice.

Advocacy

Errol is authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority as a Solicitor-Advocate (Civil). He has personally represented clients in hundreds of hearings at courts and tribunals, including at the First-Tier Tribunal (Care Standards) and at Coroners’ Court Inquests. He works with barristers and QCs when needed.

CQC Inspection Reports
Challenging the CQC
Preparing for and attending Coroners' Court Inquests
Defending a CQC criminal prosecution
Contract and fee disputes
Appealing a Notice of Decision
Finance
Meet Independent Financial Adviser, Andy Cooper

Andy has worked in the Financial Services industry since 1987 and has extensive experience providing advice and investment solutions to both individual and corporate clients across many jurisdictions.

Andy has a strong understanding of the needs and challenges of clients within the care sector and has identified some common areas of financial planning needs for business owners, their businesses and their employees in the industry. Andy continually nurtures the services that he offers to our clients in line with feedback from business relationships.

His core strengths centre on his ability to build meaningful long term relationships with clients in a friendly, professional and understanding manner.

Financing options for care businesses
Pensions and retirement
Cash management
Investments
Tax Efficiency
Income and shareholder protection
Health protection options

Our values

Care

We work hard to build good relationships by providing excellent customer service with a personal touch.

Personality

We are not your typical care broker or sales team; our people make us who we are.

Mighty

We are independent but powerful.

Human

We are not a call centre; we have real conversations that matter to appreciate and respond to your needs.

Holistic

We immerse ourselves fully and solely in the care sector to understand what we can offer to continually support you.

Our award winning service

We are very proud to have been recognised in a number of national Insurance, Care & Risk Management Awards.

WINNER
UK Broker Awards 2019

Schemes Broker of the Year

Finalist
British Insurance Awards

Market Broking Team of the Year

WINNER
Risk Excellence Awards

SME Risk Initiative of the Year

Finalist
Outstanding Care Awards

Supplier of the Year

"We very much appreciate the close working relationship that has developed with Quality Care since we started working with them in 2012, which has been invaluable to us as we have grown. It really helps to have an insurance partner who understands our portfolio, and a dedicated corporate team that can always respond immediately to any questions we have."
Graham Care Group
“You (Alice) have been really excellent! I would not have switched had it not been for your efficiency and ability to get things done quickly and with the client in mind. You made renewal effortless and exceeded expectations in respect to service.”
Millennium Care
"We continue to be impressed by the very timely, professional service we always receive. When it comes to renewal they are always one of the most competitive"
Macleod Pinsent
“Quality Care Group have been providing insurance cover for my six care homes for the last twelve years or so. They are extremely helpful and have great understanding about my needs. Their rates are very competitive, their service is excellent and the staff is very courteous. I would not hesitate to recommend their name to any company.”
Southwoods Nursing Home
“Since working with QCG on behalf of a number of our mutual Clients, I have been very impressed with their knowledge of the Care Sector and the level of service which their Account Managers are able to provide. They are always extremely easy to deal with and I have nothing but positive things to say with regards to their dedicated team who clearly have significant experience within the Care Industry”
Focus Group
"QCG is on the ball with claims and quotes, consistently offering competitive premiums and excellent customer service"
Adept Care Group
“Quality Care Group recently dealt with our domiciliary care insurance. I would highly recommend them to any care provider. The customer service experience was great and I accepted a very competitive quote within 24 hours of first speaking with James, who is a credit to the company."
Admiral Care
We have been a client of Quality Care Group for a number of years now and have been really impressed with their knowledge and service levels towards the care sector.
RCH Care Homes Group
We've been clients of QCG for a number of years. The service has consistently been responsive and proactive, and whilst insurance isn’t the most exciting thing in the world, with Quality Care, it is approached in a human, easy-to-understand and enjoyable manner. We’re certainly looking forward to working with QCG in the coming years.
Blackadder Corporation Ltd
I can say the service we get from you is absolutely superb and it is the individual broker that makes it or breaks it for us.
Farrington Care Homes Ltd
"QCG takes the stress and worry out of claiming so we can focus on growing our business. Their renewal process truly reflects our claim history, so ever-increasing premiums are not inevitable. They deliver a bespoke package for our needs that is great value."
RANC Care Homes
"We have continued to insure through QCG because in addition to keeping our insurance costs competitive, they are always approachable, responsive and professional. I am very confident that the policies we have are appropriate and adequate and the additional services they offer are invaluable for a small charity. QCG are an absolute pleasure to work with, answering my many queries and easing the responsibilities surrounding insurance."
Kate's Home Nursing
"We are 3 months into our energy contracts with QCG and not only have they smashed the job in hand which was trying to align 6 bespoke care home contracts simultaneously but they’ve also become a trusted contact and I would take pleasure in recommending them to anyone I know.”
Salveo Care Ltd
"QCG are leading experts in the care sector, provide insurance for all areas of the industry, offer great value and consistently deliver a professional service."
West Midlands Care Association
"All insurance dealings with them have been conducted in a professional and competent manner and we found them to be very knowledgeable about the care home insurance market."
AVIVA
"Working with Quality Care Group, has been nothing but a pleasure. Alice (Business Solutions Executive) has made my life easy whilst saving the company money in areas (VAT) that I was not even aware of. Alice is friendly and professional and speaks in a language I understand, taking time to explain anything I am unsure of; it appears nothing is too much trouble and she is always available to help and support me. Thank you Alice! You take the stress out recontracting my energy suppliers and I feel confident of seeing future savings because of your focus on my costs."
Dresden House Ltd
“A MASSIVE thank you to you all for all your support! Now you will probably be thinking “well that’s my job” and it is, but it is the way you have done your jobs that is impressive, with care and compassion and that’s what sets you apart. The fire at Standon devastated me. I will never forget seeing my poor ladies and gents lying on blankets in the car park with paramedics milling around them. My wife Jo and son Ryan were in pieces. Well the claim is sorted and you guys lightened the load no end and for that I will always be grateful."
Standon House Care Home
"Due to the fact that we have multiple businesses, some outside the care sector, we have found Quality Care offer us a one-stop-shop covering all aspect of our business and properties. Not only are QCG knowledgeable, experienced and professional, but they also show an interest in our business and works hard to find us the best deal. I would unreservedly recommend QCG to any healthcare provider looking for a good partner to support your insurance requirements and at a competitive price."
Aims Care Ltd
"The team at QCG have looked after our insurance needs for several years. They understand the market and most importantly as a specialist provider, know exactly what cover care providers need. The premiums are consistently competitive, combined with great service and ongoing professional support. I would be happy to recommend QCG to any care provider"
Oakdown House
I believe the time spent with Jonathan has been extremely beneficial. I know this exercise has reaffirmed our Registered Managers’ belief in her abilities and boosted her confidence. He was a ‘fresh pair of eyes’ from outside our organisation with lots of relevant experience which he shared with us. He was able to take an overview of our service and gave positive and constructive feedback, identifying areas where we are delivering an excellent service and areas where we could improve and explained how this could be done. I believe he has given us the insight, knowledge, and inspiration to implement the necessary changes.
Nina Clegg, Business Manager
What brought me to QCG in the first place was the quote for our business insurance - no hard sell, fully informed and easy to understand, and substantially lower than previous years.
West Heath Care Homes Ltd

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