A five-year project by Angela Kerr to reshape the Nottingham-headquartered case management company that they founded in 2002 has resulted in an MBO.
AKA Case Management Ltd will be owned and managed by Dawn Abernethy and Andrew Rose who've been on the senior leadership team with Angela recently. Angela will now devote more time to her operate in the broader case management industry and become a consultant to AKA.
Angela said: “For the past five years I have been working towards a situation where I could step back from AKA safe in the knowledge that it was in the hands of leaders who would maintain its excellent client-focused services and also the warm family feel for which it is known.
“As Operations Manager, Andrew has handled and refined our day-to-day work, ensuring that people disabled by traumatic injuries can maximise their potential and live a fulfilling life again.
“As Finance Manager, Dawn indicates a sure and considered approach to all financial matters. Coupled with their knowledge, understanding and passion for our mission at AKA, this makes them the natural choice to form a partnership and lead AKA into the future together.”
Dawn and Andrew will both be the new Directors of AKA Case Management Ltd. Dawn, who joined AKA in 2008 and became Finance Manager since 2021, will become the new Registered Manager.
In 2021, Angela became chair from the British Association of Brain and sophisticated Case Management (BABICM). This prompted her to begin reshaping AKA and identifying the best people who could take it forward.
Over the past few years, Dawn and Andrew have gradually assumed more responsibility, enabling the restructuring project to become completed. In addition to becoming a consultant to AKA Case Management, Angela occupies a new role as the Chair from the Institute of Registered Case Managers (IRCM).
Andrew said: “When Angela presented me using the opportunity to join AKA in 2021, I discovered a place and people with the same passions and values which i have. Dawn and I need to make sure that AKA continues to deliver those self same values for years to come. We want to ensure that it remains an amazing and supportive place and cares equally for the clients and everyone that works for with us.”
Dawn said: “Andrew and that i will continue to work collaboratively, as we have done within the last year. It is an honour along with a privilege to know that Angela trusts us to ensure that AKA continues on its journey of going from strength to strength.”
Angela said: “I have been taking more of a back seat for some time. This, coupled with managing the challenges from the pandemic over the past 12 months, happen to be an excellent test of the new leadership structure. I am confident that I can step further back to give Dawn and Andrew full responsibility and ownership.”