Rock Solid People Podcast… Episode 16: Dr Guy Turnbull, Former MD of Care & Share Associates Ltd

Hosted by Auscare Support CEO, Max King, Rock Solid People features interesting conversations with amazing individuals who are creating positive outcomes and delivering real change.

Episode 16: Dr Guy Turnbull, Former MD of Care & Share Associates Ltd

Dr Guy Turnbull is an award-winning, internationally recognised social entrepreneur. Highly acclaimed in his field, he has been a major figure in the co-operative and social enterprise sector since 1988.

The former managing director of Care & Share Associates Limited (CASA) – an employee owned social enterprise he helped to found in 2004.

Recent achievements and activity include:

* Developing a range of health and social care social enterprises operating in South Australia, including VIVA Mutual, a in home disability support provider inspired by Buurtzorg, the innovative Dutch model of community nursing based upon the concept of self managed teams

* Driving the growth of Care & Share Associates Limited, from start-up pioneering social franchise to £17m t/o employee owned social enterprise, weekly delivering 23,000 hours of domiciliary care across 9 territories in Northern England

* Co-creating ‘RED’ (Rapid Enterprise Development Workshops) – an innovative approach to social enterprise development with disabled people

* 2018 Don Dunstan Foundation Thinker In Residence focused  on building South Australia’s social economy

In 2016 Guy’s work in the care sector was recognised by The Great British Care Awards where he became national winner in the ‘Outstanding Contribution To Social Care’ category. 

He was also the winning UK national finalist in EY’s prestigious global competition, ‘Entrepreneur Of The Year’.  Here, the judges cited Guy’s strong clarity of direction together with success in developing a highly innovative business model that meets not just customers’ demands but also those of CASA’s employees., as winning factors.

In 2017, Guy’s work in shaping, guiding and championing the social enterprise movement was recognised by Social Enterprise UK, through the award of an Honorary Fellowship.

A published author, he has also served as chair and trustee for a long-established social investor.


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