Meet The Team

Spectrum Consortium was founded in 1992 by a group of care home owners to take advantage of their collective size and experience to negotiate preferred supplier deals and to provide knowledge sharing opportunities for its members.  Our mission is “to be the best buying consortium in the care sector and a valuable source of support for our members”.


Our membership has grown to over 1,200 facilities, and our preferred suppliers include the leading product and service providers in the care sector.  Additionally, our knowledge sharing seminars and workshops (through our affiliate the National Care Providers Association, or “NCPA”) feature prominent speakers and subject matter experts who provide timely insights on key issues impacting the sector.  


The Team


 Arif Pradhan, Chairman

Arif is a care home owner and operator with over twenty five years of experience in the care industry. 

In addition to Arif, Spectrum’s board includes four other Directors who are all care home owners, and who are actively involved in negotiating Spectrum’s preferred supplier arrangements.  Collectively, the five Directors have over 100 years of experience in the care sector.



 Jackie Spooner, Key Account Manager

Jackie joined the company in 2003 – previously, she spent 6 and-a-half years with a competitor. Her primary mandate is to provide Spectrum’s members with the best knowlege available to ensure maximium savings across a variety of products and services.

Jackie’s extensive experience and knowledge of the sector allows her to maintain close relationships with both Spectrum’s suppliers and members, and to facilitate purchasing between the two.  



 Gary Williams, Business Development Manager

Gary has been appointed in this new position to assist with membership relations.  Working as a field representative, Gary will be ensuring our members are taking advantage of the deals available.

Previously to Spectrum, Gary worked as Key Account Manager at PHS Allclear/Wastetech and understands the importance of building strong relationships whilst offering quality service.