Healthcare provider Tarasis sets new growth goals and plans for 300 more jobs

Tarasis Enterprises chief executive and founder Mairead Mackle (right) with managing director Caroline Rafferty and executive directorGerald Mackle, Executive Director, Tarasis Enterprises; and , CEO and Founder,
Gary McDonald Business Editor

AN Armagh-headquartered provider of health and homecare services to the elderly and disabled has set out plans to create 300 jobs across its various businesses on the island of Ireland as part of a five-year growth strategy.

Tarasis Enterprises, founded in 1995 by award-winning entrepreneur, philanthropist and investor Mairead Mackle, has pledged to pump a further £10 million into its four key business divisions of healthcare, support services, housing and renewables.

With offices in Belfast, Dublin, Sligo and Armagh, Tarasis has already invested millions into the housing and renewables sector, but intends to significantly scale-up its growth strategy (in its latest trading year Tarasis Enterprises generated revenues of more than £30 million - up from £26 million the previous year).

Its long-standing charitable programmes iCare and Evolve will now sit under Tarasis Foundation as part of a strategic reorganisation of the company, consolidating its collective philanthropic programmes to drive its “business for good” mission.

Its new Tarasis Enterprises brand incorporates Tarasis Healthcare, Tarasis Support Services, Tarasis Housing and Tarasis Renewables, which the company says creates a powerful new visual identity for a future-focused alliance of divisions.

Chief executive Mairead Mackle MBE said: “Following a strategic review of our operations, we decided to streamline, consolidate and renew our key business divisions under the Tarasis Enterprises brand which unifies our experience and allows our compelling offer to stand out as part of our exciting growth ambitions.

“With new goals and investment, Tarasis Enterprises is perfectly placed to continue building real value for its growing client base and for its dedicated teams which deliver on our mission to provide innovative solutions, whilst also building on our established partnerships across the island of Ireland.”

Mairead, who was recognised in 2019 as NatWest Entrepreneur of the Year, added: “With new investment, new jobs and new approaches, we plan to make a real and positive impact on the many pertinent social issues and crisis of our time which include housing, social care and climate change.”