CEO Andrew Stow Retires

 Stowy.JPGOn Friday 19th May staff of The Hica Group and Healthcare professionals came together to wish Chief Executive Officer of the Hica Group, Andrew Stow, a happy retirement.

Andrew has been at the helm of the HICA organisation for over 20 years.  He joined the company in January 93 as the FD and was made CEO in 95.

Since then he has led the organisation to some fabulous successes and through one or two difficult challenges but he has never lost sight of the main objective – to be the best service provider in the region.  HICA has always set the benchmark in the area for good quality care and for being a leading player in the specialist area of services for people with a dementia and people with a learning disability.  In the early days Andrew led the organisation to redesign our services and we rebuilt a number of our homes such as Elm tree Court and Isaac Robinson to what was at the time cutting edge design standards. Those homes have stood the test of time and are still among the market leaders in the region.

More recently Andrew led the organisation to expand its services for older people and we now have Buckshaw Retirement Village and Holderness Grange as part of our portfolio. 

Andrew’s vision of what services should look like for older people and people with a learning disability will not stop just because Andrew is no longer with the Organisation.  He leaves a powerful legacy and has empowered us as a team to look at the next generation of services such as extra care, assisted living, supported living and independent living.

New CEO Penni Brown said, “Andrew is not only a great leader, as a man he is charismatic  and he was always great to work for as he is able to get the best out of people, for which I am personally grateful. We would like to say thank you to Andrew and wish him a happy, long and active retirement.

Andrew’s vision of what services should look like for older people and people with a learning Penni Brown.jpgdisability will not stop just because Andrew is no longer with the Organisation.  He leaves a powerful legacy and has empowered us as a team to look at the next generation of services such as extra care, assisted living, supported living and independent living.”

All at Hica would like to wish Penni all the very best and a long and happy tenure in her new position.

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