Managing Director of the Month
Delivered Health Solutions Ltd provide high quality products and services for care homes that deal with cleaning as well as infection prevention and control. We spoke to Barbara Meeks, MD of Delivered Health Solutions, to find out more about her company and get an insight into what it’s like working in her industry. As part of our ethos, we aim to supply green products wherever possible in order to ensure that care home residents and staff are using the safest and effective products available. Having spent over 25 years in the sector, and being once part of a care home group, I fully understand the challenges care homes face on a day-to-day basis.
My career began in pharmaceutical wholesaling in the hospital sector, and then I moved on to developing homecare services for the chronically sick being cared for in their own homes. It was here where I learnt my trade so to speak, and learnt that everything you do, good or bad, has a direct effect on people.
My first position as MD was for a one-stop shop medical and janitorial supplies company providing products to care homes. My role in the business was to ensure that we have products and services that can help the customers meet those challenges. From my experience, being at the helm of any company requires a mixture of leadership, responsibility, pressure and success. It can be quite a roller-coaster ride, but one that is worth it when you see that you have made a difference.
As you can imagine, working in an industry such this involves a very ‘hands on’ approach and is an education that you simply cannot get from any college or university. It’s an arena where you always look at ways in which you can make things better, and at Delivered Health Solutions I have always strived to break the mould of customers doing what they have always done. During my time, I have introduced new processes and procedures for the basic housekeeping functions, and searched for new innovative products that would change the concept of cleaning in a healthcare environment.
Outside of our industry, there are number of things I do which I believe would benefit any business. From my experience, your accountant is always your best friend when running a successful company. Furthermore, you need to have strong leadership skills to ensure that your team will follow you along in your journey. First and foremost, having a good team begins with recruiting the right people who share your attitude, energy and vision. If they share these values, the rest you can train in.
Looking further into 2016 and beyond, I am confident that our company will continue to grow. Our plan is to continue to evolve and innovate, which will allow us to adapt to any emerging changes or developments that come along the way.
Company: Delivered Health
Name: Barbara Meeks
Address: The Bridge Business
Centre, Cheshire House,
WA8 0RP, Cheshire
Telephone: 0151 422 9335