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  • Care home offers staff discount card to support local businesses

    Lace Hill Manor, a £9.5million care home under construction in Buckingham, has unveiled plans for a discount card to encourage staff to ‘shop local.’

    The 62-bed care home, part of the Maria Mallaband Care Group which has more than 80 homes across the UK, is set to open next February, creating 70 new jobs.

    In the run-up, home manager Paul Turvey (pictured), is pioneering a new discount card scheme, exclusive to Lace Hill Manor, as part of the package of perks and benefits all new recruits can look forward to.

    With the aim of supporting local businesses and building engagement with the community, Lace Hill Manor is reaching out to shops and service providers across the area to invite them to sign up for the scheme, including spas, gyms, cafes, restaurants, clothing shops and garages, with a special focus on independent businesses.

    Turvey said: “One of my key ambitions is for Lace Hill Manor to be outward-looking and for everyone living and working in the home to be truly connected and integrated with the fantastic local community in Buckingham.

    “My policy is to work with local tradesmen, service providers and suppliers wherever I can, from window cleaners to local food producers, for everything Lace Hill Manor needs – for example, I’ve already worked with a local company for the design and manufacture of our staff badges.

    “But I’m also reaching out to local businesses to invite them to join our new discount card scheme. Not only do I want to encourage and enable staff from Lace Hill to shop locally, but I also want to forge partnerships and connections with businesses and play a part in helping this community thrive.

    “You might run a small company, own a shop or be a one-man band – but if you’re based in Buckingham or the surrounding area and interested in working with us on this discount card, then I definitely want to hear from you.”


    Stuart O'Brien

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