A philanthropic, multi millionaire and award winning businessman Tony is the Founder and Chairman of Scotland’s fastest growing residential care home provider Balhousie Care Group which has an annual turnover of 100 million pounds.
Tony bought his first care home in 1991 and in 20 years he has skillfully expanded from that one original property with 31 beds, to now owning 22 care homes providing residential care to over 750 residents. He also owns a large pharmacy and a building firm.
He passionately supports issues such as long term care of the elderly, enterprise and mental health issues of war veterans.
Tony first hit our screens when he featured in one of most memorable C4 ‘Secret Millionaire’ in 2010 and the subsequent Secret Millionaire Revisited. He also travelled to Argentina for BBC Scotland who filmed him returning a Trumpet to a former Argentinean prisoner of war.
A former Para who served in the Falklands, he was made Honorary Colonel of 71 Engineer Regiment in 2012.
A regular contributor to the UK media on a variety of issues, he recently launched WW2videomemories.com to collate the memories of elderly relatives and friends before they die and he also is developing a number of partnerships within his care homes including a project with the Stroke Association called ‘Life after Stroke’.
An impressive keynote speaker and author of Storming The Falklands (Pub 2012) he is a keen football fan, loves flying helicopters and has bought himself a ticket 200 on Virgin Galactic.