Thursday 20 July 2023

OLM's Peter O'Hara recognised for services to social care

It was a joy to see Peter O’Hara, CEO and founder of care tech business OLM, recognised in the King’s first Birthday Honours list with an MBE for services to social care last month. 

Peter O'HaraA pioneer of ‘tech for good’, Peter founded OLM in 1991 with the aim of using technology to make a positive difference to people’s lives and I don’t know anybody who is more passionate about the modernisation and advancement of social care delivery. 

Despite adult social care being one of the biggest service challenges facing local authorities and a key barrier to reducing pressure on NHS services (see our Local & Regional Government SITS Suppliers, Trends & Forecasts report), social care remains the poor relation of healthcare in the UK when it comes to tech investment and strategic action from central government. 

OLM is one of a handful of software and IT services suppliers with a focus on the social care sector in the UK – other key players include System CAccess Group and Advanced – and it’s sense of purpose is palpable. We were therefore particularly pleased to see this recognition for Peter’s 33 years of dedication to the company he founded and the care sector.   

Now the largest supplier focused purely on social care technology in the UK, OLM has a team of more than 200 staff and turned over £15m in FY22. Read more...

Posted by Tola Sargeant at '14:41' - Tagged: people   software   social+care