As the company prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary next year, Mr Thayan said: “This award nomination is a deserved recognition of the hard work and commitment of Kingsley’s 1,600 plus staff and the successes we have achieved together.
“Since we bought our first care home in Oulton Broad in 1999 we have grown steadily to become a national operator – but I am still proud to call Lowestoft our home and we are all immensely proud to have Kingsley House as our group headquarters here in Lowestoft.”
Kingsley will reach a significant landmark later this year when it opens its 30th home, Glebe Farm, in Upton, Cambridgeshire.
The nurse-led learning disability service has been built on a five-and-a-half acre site in a design mirroring the successful model of Kingsley’s LD home, Decoy Farm, in Browston, near Great Yarmouth.
The £3m development will create more than 50 jobs in the local community.
Meanwhile, work has started on a £5m scheme to transform Eversley Nursing Home in North Denes Road, Great Yarmouth, into a state-of-the-art, brand new facility.
The project which involves developing the neighbouring site of a disused hotel will create 30 further jobs and enlarge the home from an 18-bed facility to one with 39 bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms.
Before the end of the year, construction will begin on a 62-bed nursing home in Brackley, Northamptonshire. The £9m flagship project will create more than 100 jobs after commissioning at the end of 2019.
Mr Thayan said: “We have unveiled our Vision 2025 strategy to double the size of the group and establish ourselves as the first choice operator that families turn to.
“Kingsley will be committing in excess of £150m for new-builds and the acquisition of existing high quality homes in prime locations over the next four to five year period.
“An important part of our strategy is investing in our existing stock and we will be spending at least £20m over the same period to ensure we always have fit for the future facilities.
“With this investment will come the creation of back office related employment opportunities in Lowestoft. We are delighted to be able to play our part in bringing well-paid jobs to the town.”
He is proud of the fact that Kingsley continued to grow even during the depths of the recession.
Since its launch in 1999, the group has enjoyed 32pc annual compound growth in Ebitda and Vision 2025 sees the group’s growth continuing at a healthy rate of 20 per cent per annum.
Mr Thayan, who moved into healthcare from the hotel and leisure sector, said the key to Kingsley’s success was that “we remain a family owned business and retain our family values”.
Providing a top quality service for residents and their families remained his focus and he was thrilled that Kingsley had been ranked among the top 20 large care home groups by review site carehome.co.uk.