What I do

“A practical and insightful approach to the business of designing, building and operating successful care homes.”

I’m a proven board director and CEO, who has worked in the hospitality and care home sectors for over 30 years with a number of well-known organisations, including PegasusLife, Audley Retirement, Sunrise Senior Living, Signature Senior Lifestyle and Grand Metropolitan.

A Chartered Surveyor by training, I bring a practical and insightful approach to the business of designing, building and operating successful care homes and senior living communities. It is vital to remember that any development in this sector is for people: those that live there, those that work there, and those that visit and live nearby. Successful developments are those that, first and foremost, recognise it is someone’s home.

Areas of Expertise

  • Creation of site acquisition strategies and roll-out
  • Management of planning consents with C2 classification
  • Recruitment and management of key team members to design, build and operate care and later living homes
  • Direction of design to create homes that support people with differing levels of need, from independent living to those with dementia
  • Management of on-site sales teams to maximize occupancy levels and site profitability
  • Management of after-sales service teams to maintain and improve customer satisfaction levels
  • Ensuring care teams, whether through a Domiciliary Care Agency (DCA) or directly employed, provide outstanding care that supports people in their daily life
  • Coordinating disparate interests to create desirable homes that meet strict financial criteria
  • Liaising, negotiating, and advising debt and equity funding partners
  • Creation of site acquisition strategies and roll-out
  • Management of planning consents with C2 classification
  • Recruitment and management of key team members to design, build and operate care and later living homes
  • Direction of design to create homes that support people with differing levels of need, from independent living to those with dementia
  • Management of on-site sales teams to maximize occupancy levels and site profitability
  • Management of after-sales service teams to maintain and improve customer satisfaction levels
  • Ensuring care teams, whether through a Domiciliary Care Agency (DCA) or directly employed, provide outstanding care that supports people in their daily life
  • Coordinating disparate interests to create desirable homes that meet strict financial criteria
  • Liaising, negotiating, and advising debt and equity funding partners

What they say

Over the last 10 years The Royal Star & Garter Homes has been engaged in an exciting programme of major change. During this time, the Charity has moved out of its large historic single care facility in Richmond and built award winning care homes across the country. This strategic transition has required a wide variety of expert consultancy support from David Driscoll to ensure the Charity successfully navigated through a demanding development programme.

David has operated in a totally flexible role and seamlessly works at both the operational and board level. When initially providing direct support to the Charity’s Executive team, David quickly established relationships which enabled him to become a trusted member of the client team. His professional credibility and trust were established through his overt commitment to the client, discretion and responsiveness. These qualities were highly evident during the Charity’s preparation and due diligence prior to marketing its iconic Richmond properties; moreover, David’s. breadth of knowledge of real estate matters and planning nuances were equally invaluable.

The selection of the Charity’s highly effective external professional team drew heavily upon David’s extensive knowledge of suitably skilled and experienced professional advisors. Throughout various key projects, David has worked directly alongside the Chief Executive to ensure efficient project delivery. He has taken the lead during land acquisitions and his expertise and knowledge of care operations have been pivotal during the design process, and during construction work his project management skills ensure that required deadlines are met within budget.

Mike Barter CBE
Chief Executive (2008-2015)
The Royal Star & Garter Homes

What they say

Over the last 10 years The Royal Star & Garter Homes has been engaged in an exciting programme of major change. During this time, the Charity has moved out of its large historic single care facility in Richmond and built award winning care homes across the country. This strategic transition has required a wide variety of expert consultancy support from David Driscoll to ensure the Charity successfully navigated through a demanding development programme.

David has operated in a totally flexible role and seamlessly works at both the operational and board level. When initially providing direct support to the Charity’s Executive team, David quickly established relationships which enabled him to become a trusted member of the client team. His professional credibility and trust were established through his overt commitment to the client, discretion and responsiveness. These qualities were highly evident during the Charity’s preparation and due diligence prior to marketing its iconic Richmond properties; moreover, David’s. breadth of knowledge of real estate matters and planning nuances were equally invaluable.

The selection of the Charity’s highly effective external professional team drew heavily upon David’s extensive knowledge of suitably skilled and experienced professional advisors. Throughout various key projects, David has worked directly alongside the Chief Executive to ensure efficient project delivery. He has taken the lead during land acquisitions and his expertise and knowledge of care operations have been pivotal during the design process, and during construction work his project management skills ensure that required deadlines are met within budget.

Mike Barter CBE
Chief Executive (2008-2015)
The Royal Star & Garter Homes
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