Surrey Choices Managing Director

Surrey Choices, established in 2014, is Surrey County Council’s wholly owned Social Care trading arm, and, through its Board of Directors, is provided with clear direction by its Shareholder Board.

In the past year, under the leadership of our outgoing Managing Director, the business has made real progress in a range of areas:

  • it is now profitable;
  • has received 4 national awards; and,
  • has won its first commercially tendered contract.

In May, at our inaugural Annual Achievements Awards, the hard work, dedication and commitment of all our fantastic Surrey Choices staff was celebrated. Their achievements over the past 12 months have provided a positive platform for Surrey Choices to move from strength to strength, with the vision of becoming the UK’s leading Local Authority Trading Company in its field.

Going forward the business will use its strengthened working relationships with our Surrey County Council colleagues to focus on the County’s ambitious plans for developing coproduced services for vulnerable people.

Working together, the objective is to establish a cohesive care pathway underpinning all care services, to ensure a ground-breaking ‘Whole Life’ approach to service delivery, eradicating the need for our customers, and their families and carers, to ‘tell their story’ time after time.

And this ambitious approach will also deliver on aspirational aims: to provide a clear, person-centred menu of support for the residents of Surrey – including employment, education and learning opportunities - that allows every person the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Your appointment will not only need to continue and progress the good work of the past year in successful day-to-day service delivery, but also to look forward to the future delivery of these aspirational services.

David Hodge
Chairman, Surrey Choices Shareholder Board
Leader, Surrey County Council
Kevin Kilburn
Surrey Choices Chairman
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