Apex creates 50 care jobs in north west
South Manchester-based Apex Health and Social Care is to create 50 jobs following contract wins in the north west.
The independent nursing agency, the largest in the north, is investing in new service divisions including youth justice, children’s services, supported living and acquired brain injury.
Karen Chadwick, chief executive of Didsbury-based Apex, said: “Expanding into new service divisions is just part of our development plans for the coming year. We hope create even more jobs in the future.”
The new staff – 20 qualified nurses and 30 carers needed to provide flexible cover – are being recruited on the back of new contract wins from local authorities in Oldham and Liverpool.Apex already works with local authorities in Manchester, Trafford and Stockport.
The news follows the appointment of Gareth Jones, previously commercial director, as managing director, while former business development manager Gavin Shearer takes over his former role.
Apex, which has 1,600 agency workers on its books and 90 employees at its head office, turned over £12.5m last year and is on course to achieve £14.5m in the 12 months to March.