The Caring Times interview: – Ian Tate
Caring Times editor-in-chief Dr Richard Hawkins met IAN TATE, from the Bank of Scotland, who has probably forgotten more about long term care healthcare than most of us ever knew.
There can be few people in healthcare with a greater or longer knowledge of the market than Ian Tate who heads the Bank of Scotland’s care home team (as well as hotels and pubs) as regional director, Special Property Finance London. After all, he has been at the cutting edge for 24 years (if you or a colleague matches or exceeds this record please contact me and we will honour you in a subsequent issue of Caring Times!)
So impressed was Caring Times by this record that we happily worked with the Bank to recognise Ian’s achievement by making it possible for him to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the sector’s most prestigious event in 2007, the annual National Care Awards held in November in London.
It all started in 1982 when Ian was working in the Bank’s retail mortgage area and, by chance, a nursing home proposal came through with a Pinders valuation. Ian saw the potential and, with help from David Pinder, Geoff Patrick, John Kelly, and Nigel Risner