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

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

Based in Warrington, Bright Futures delivers great care and education in community based settings.

Our investment is supporting the business as it grows with new adult homes, children’s homes and schools all being developed 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
17
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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 Bright Futures 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 Livingbridge Invests
2018 Appoints CEO as part of agreed succession plan with founder
2019 Opens two new homes
2020 Opens three new homes
2021 Opens one new home
2022 Opens four new homes and new school

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.