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Business Leader Farouq Sheikh awarded OBE

Leading Asian business leader and philanthropist Farouq Sheikh has been awarded an OBE for services to specialist social care.

Farouq Sheikh, founder of CareTech and Winner of the Asian Business of the Year at Eastern Eye’s Asian Business Awards 2019, has been awarded an OBE for his work in specialist social care, as part of Her Majesty The Queen’s birthday honours list.

Farouq Sheikh founded CareTech with his brother Haroon Sheikh in 1993. From a single small care home, the company has grown into one of the largest and most respected providers of specialist care services in the UK.

The Group now operates more than 550 residential facilities and specialist schools around the UK, employs more than 10,000 staff and supports over 5500 service users. Committed to the highest standards of care and care governance, CareTech provides its highly-acclaimed Care Pathway to over 4,500 adults and children with complex needs as well as Assistive Technology solutions. The Group has also recently expanded to the UAE as part of wider international growth plans.

On receiving the award, Farouq Sheikh said: “I am proud and humbled to receive this award. I accept it with deep appreciation on behalf of my brother, Haroon, and I as well as all of the CareTech family who have supported us on our journey. Together, we have jointly created one of the leading UK care home providers, CareTech. The success of CareTech continues to gain momentum, as does the good work of the CareTech Foundation. As a family, we will continue to play our part in helping local and global communities.”