Mike Parsons

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Mike Parsons (born 25 August 1950) is a British entrepreneur, best known for founding Barchester Healthcare the UK's third largest provider of care homes. He retired as CEO in 2013. He worked at Saatchi for five years and was Chief Operating Officer of the international network. Parsons is Chairman of the Barchester Foundation. He also has teamed up with Richard Branson to provide five under-privileged South African school pupils the chance to attend Stowe School (see Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship in South Africa).

"The company has grown organically and through the acquisition in 2004 of Westminster Healthcare for £525 million, becoming the fourth biggest independent healthcare provider in the UK." [1]

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  1. Board, McCarthy & Stone, accessed May 23, 2015.