Mears acquired Care UK Homecare Limited, the domiciliary care division of Care UK Limited, whose 6,000 employees provide community-based care services to over 10,000 people in England, Wales and Scotland.
Mears took over more than 20 Home Improvement Services from Anchor to help achieve our vision of integrated care and repair. This along with the acquisition of a Supported Living business in Scotland and the North-East increased the diversity of our adult care services and brought the total number of employees in Mears to just under 13,000.
Chairman Bob Holt took Mears to the ‘City’ and led the flotation of the company on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange, creating Mears Group Plc. The Mears team at this time consisted of 83 employees working hard to achieve a turnover of £12 million. David Miles joined Bob shortly afterwards