New Director on the Board at Shaw Healthcare; HEYWOOD-BRIGGS TO LOOK AFTER BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

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Byline: RHODRI EVANS

WALES-HEADQUARTERED health and social care provider, Shaw healthcare, has strengthened its board with the appointment of a new commercial director.

Mark Heywood-Briggs, 32, from Hampshire, takes up the position from his previous role as regional director for the privately-owned company, which provides care to individuals in nursing and residential homes, hospitals, supported living arrangements, extra care schemes and domiciliary care settings.

Mr Heywood-Briggs, who has previously worked in senior positions for Agincare Group and Care at Home, set up his own health and social care training organisation, The Principle Group, in 2004.

He holds an MSc in health promotion and health education (public health) and brings with him more than 14 years' experience in the community health and social care industries.

In his new role, he will be responsible for the business development and marketing strategy of the company, as well as developing and managing its relationships with the NHS, government, local authorities and regional networks.

Mr Heywood-Briggs said: "Through working in many different roles in both public and private sector settings, I have a built up a real passion for health and social care. …