ILS (now Mears) is a provider of acute domiciliary care, providing homecare each week to private clients and local authorities across Scotland. Its services range from elderly homecare to specialist intensive nurse led packages.
Over investment enabled rapid growth through a strong M&A strategy, supported by significant investment in human resources and technology.
ILS performs a really essential service to thousands of adult and elderly service users across Scotland. Our focus throughout was to build a sustainable business where growth allowed investment in people and systems in a sector with rising demand but acute funding pressures. We worked with an excellent and highly dedicated team at central, regional and branch levels.
Livingbridge were an excellent partner to the management team at ILS providing both investment capital and strategic support at board level to the business as it developed to become the recognised leader in homecare provision in the Scottish market place.
Executive Chairman, Independent Living Services