The majority of staff were retained and the two homes were successfully traded in administration for more than seven months. The Administrators worked closely with the Care Homes regulatory body, CSCI, to ensure that residents remained unaffected by the company’s financial troubles and that quality of care was not only maintained but further improved.
The Koppers was sold in February this year (2008). Commenting on the sale now of Swallowcliffe, Julie Palmer says: “I am delighted that these care homes have been sold to experienced owners who will continue to offer a high level of service to the residents. I would like to thank the staff, the residents and their families for their support during the administration period.”
The new owners of Swallowcliffe, M & J Care Homes, already operate two other care homes: The Hollies in Castle Cary & St. Bathens in Bath.
Julie is a law graduate who qualified with Price Waterhouse in 1994. Julie joined Smith & Williamson in 1997 and became a partner in 2001. With Mike Stevenson, Julie set up Middleton Partners offices in Salisbury and Southampton, both of which are now part of Begbies Traynor.
Julie is a member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association and is a Fellow of The Association of Business Recovery Professionals. Julie deals with all aspects of Corporate Recovery and turnaround work and takes all form of personal insolvency appointments.