Posted 10th August 2008

The management of Health and Case Management Limited (hcml), the UK's leading provider of professional rehabilitation case management and employment services to the insurance industry, solicitors and corporate clients, has completed a management buy out (MBO) of hcml.

The MBO is supported by Maurice Henchey and Andrew Wigmore who will join hcml’s main Board as Chairman and Director respectively. Helen Merfield, founder of hcml will remain the company’s Chief Executive Officer.

Henchey has more than 30 years experience in the health sector and was founder and CEO of Healthcall until its sale in 2001.

Wigmore is founder and Managing Director of specialist communications consultancy Health Squared Communications. He is also Managing Director of market research company Opinion Health.

Commenting on the MBO, Merfield said: “This is extremely positive news for us. hcml has ambitious growth plans and the new board brings together an exceptional team of professionals with the backgrounds, contacts and skills to help realise our corporate objectives.”

Maurice Henchey said: “hcml has long maintained the reputation as the foremost company spearheading the importance of delivering quality rehabilitation case management in the UK. I am immensely pleased to be investing in such a trail-blazing, innovative and well-positioned business. The plans for the future are inspiring and I’m very much looking forward to playing my part in making them a reality.”

Helen Merfield continued: “Our shared commitment to delivering and developing innovative solutions for hcml clients, will help strengthen our competitive position as the UK’s leading provider of rehabilitation case management.”

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