Appointment of Interim Managing Director

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Avante Partnership has appointed Mark Lloyd, as the interim Managing Director of Avante Partnership following the recent departure of our former Chief Executive Cedric Frederick.

Peter Smallridge, Chairman of the Board of Avante, comments:-

“We are delighted Mark has accepted this opportunity to lead Avante given his wealth of senior management experience in social care.   Mark who recently joined Avante as our Chief Operating Officer has, in a short time, delivered excellent improvements and results in the delivery of our care services.”


Previously Mark has been Managing Director of Ashley Homes (now part of Sanctuary Care) and Essex Cares Limited and he has led major transformation programmes for various Councils.

As Managing Director, Mark will look to work closely with our local authority commissioning partners and other key stakeholders in delivering robust and quality services which are responsive to service user and family needs.    Avante is committed to the continued delivery of registered and domiciliary care services as well as specialist services through Stepahead for young people and their families.

Mark comments “I am really pleased and delighted to have this opportunity to lead Avante in a way that will ensure imaginative and excellent outcomes are achieved for all our services users.   I am pleased that we are now building on good CQC regulatory reports for all our regulated services and have just been chosen as a partner provider for Kent County Council in the delivery of home care services across the county.”