Pondero Petersfield – Care Homes: How the Pandemic affected the care home sector

Throughout the pandemic, disturbing scenes were broadcast on the news and reported in the papers about events unfolding in care homes. This Pondero talk is a rare opportunity to hear Jeremy Richardson delve into what really happened and to understand more about how care homes are continuing to manage in these unsettled times.

Jeremy Richardson is currently the Chief Executive of Four Seasons Health Care Group (‘FSHC’), one of the four largest care home operators in the UK.  He was appointed to the role in December 2019, having previously led brighterkind, an award winning standalone care business, that was part of FSHC.  For the past eighteen months, Jeremy has been at the forefront of the covid crisis, leading the Group through the pandemic, and acting as a voice for the wider social care industry with multiple media appearances.

Jeremy’s professional background is a combination of professional services, private equity and management consulting and subsequently entrepreneurship in the hospitality sector.   After stints at NatWest Ventures, now Bridgepoint Capital and Bain & Company, along with a colleague he set up Kew Green Hotels, taking the business from start up to become Europe’s biggest multi franchise hotel company, operating the Holiday Inn, Express by Holiday Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, Days Hotel and Crowne Plaza brands. Jeremy was subsequently appointed Executive Chairman of Menzies Hotels, where he led the restructure and successful sale of the regional hotel group before joining brighterkind. Jeremy is also Chairman of Farncombe Holdings, owner of the Dormy House and Fish hotels in the Cotswolds and is the senior Non-Executive Director of the Goodwood Estate, home to the world famous Festival of Speed and Revival motor racing meetings.

Pondero Petersfield talks are held on Friday mornings during term time. A series saver ticket covering all talks in the Spring 2022 series is available here.

Pondero talks are run in collaboration with The Really Helpful Club.


UNFORTUNATELY, A POSITIVE COVID TEST HAS MEANT THAT WE ARE NOW UNABLE TO RUN THIS SESSION. However, you can still catch the same talk on 8th February at Pondero Candover Valley.



Feb 04 2022


11:00 am - 12:30 pm




One Tree Books
7 Lavant Street Petersfield Hampshire GU32 3EL
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