Businessman, Entrepreneur,
Physician, Philanthropist

Businessman, Entrepreneur,
Physician, Philanthropist

About Dr Chai Patel

Early in 2011 Chai Patel took the biggest gamble in his long and successful career as a doctor, an investment banker/entrepreneur and, latterly, as a philanthropist. He agreed to lead a recovery management team for the rump of the bankrupt Southern Cross care home group consisting of 250 homes, 15,000 staff and 11,000 elderly residents. Within 6 months the new business had been re-launched as HC-One, the UK’s third largest care provider, under a new management .

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The Care Sector

Over the past 25 years, Chai has led and advised some of the largest UK care providers, including CareFirst, Westminster Health Care and the Priory Group. In 2007 Chai brought back the Court Cavendish name he established in 1988, to create a new health and social care turnaround consultancy. 


Chai has been involved in a number of charitable activities over the years. In 2008, The Patel family established the Bright Future Trust – to date, the BFT has invested almost £5m in charitable projects, as part of it’s policy to offer sustained support.

Contact Chai

Dr Chai Patel CBE FRCP
Court Cavendish Limited
Riverbridge House
Guildford Road
KT22 9AD