INVESTMENT YEAR
2017
SECTOR
Healthcare & education
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Provider of specialist education and care to young people and adults with autism and learning disabilities

Bright Futures is a specialist residential care organisation supporting young people and adults with autism and learning difficulties.

Based in Warrington, Bright Futures operates children’s homes and adult homes as well as Willow Tree Park school, which offers education for children and young adults up to the age of 25.

Our investment is supporting the business as it grows in all three areas with new adult homes, children’s homes and an expanded school while maintaining its excellent track record of Ofsted and CQC ratings.

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From the start of the journey together
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to the company today
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Building the best
Will Tree Park School Outstanding Ofsted rating – 2014 & 2017

The right tools for growth

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We helped to appoint a chairman to support business growth and a CEO to succeed the founder who was looking to stand down as part of the transaction when we invested.

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We worked with Bright Future to develop an expansion plan for the opening of new  homes and schools.

Bright Futures timeline

1999 Business founded
1999 Opens first children’s home at Victoria Road
2005 Registers School with the Department for Education
2010 Opens First adult home, Bridgewell House
2012 Incorporates and renamed as Bright Futures
2014 Awarded ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating for Willow Tree Park School
2017 Willow Tree Park School again rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted
2018 Appoints CEO as part of agreed succession plan with founder
2018 Opens Cottesmore Place home
2019 Opens Lakenheath Crescent home
2019 Opens Bridgewell House extension
2019 Acquires new site for expanded school
2020 Opens Sandycroft home

Case Study: Bright Futures

We chat to Daniel Jones, CEO of Bright Futures, about how we’ve supported the business with building out their senior team and hit the ground running with a development plan that will help them scale the high quality care they provide.