The organisation was first established in April 1994 with co-operative principles and, in 1999, became a registered charity. The main challenges were the provision of a service in a constantly changing market place, and to establish, and market, the company as one which was of the highest quality/standards.

Success Factor

The three main factors in the continued success of Ategi are high quality service provision, customer focused approach and a unique staff culture.

The Future

Ategi’s future plans are to build on its existing customer base and diversify into other local authority areas. By continuing to grow at a controlled rate, the company wants to be the ‘preferred social care provider’ and ‘the preferred employer’ in the field. Financial security is critical to ensure these needs are met and therefore will feature high in its prioritising of business objectives.