Secrets of Orr success

Posted on July 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

|Marshall and Marjory Orr have made a roaring success of their home in Devon while others have closed around them. What¹s the secret?| | By Caring Times editor Geoff Hodgson| Single care home operators are becoming increasingly rarer birds, but there are some which have ridden-out the financial storms of the past decade, and have adjusted well to the new regulatory climate. Devon in particular has been identified as one of the “hot spots” in Laing & Buisson¹s gloomy reports of shrinking capacity, and a 21-bed residential home in a Victorian building in Paignton might be expected to be near the top of the “endangered” list. Yet Marshall and Marjory Orr, who have owned and operated Burnside Court for the last seven years, have made their business work while other care homes have been closing all around them. In 2002, Burnside Court was one of the five finalists in the Independent Operator category of the annual Care Awards run by Caring Times. The reasons for the Orr¹s continuing success are, I believe, comm

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