Former pub now day care centre

Funding: Imran Zahir, managing director of Melton Court Day Care Centre with Russell Briggs of Barclays
Funding: Imran Zahir, managing director of Melton Court Day Care Centre with Russell Briggs of Barclays
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Entrepreneur Imran Zahir has launched a new South Yorkshire day care centre for the elderly in a former Rotherham pub, creating five jobs in the process.

Mr Zahir, who has residential homes and children’s nurseries in Rotherham and Leeds, used funding from Barclays Corporate to buy and convert the former Toll Bar public house in Maltby into the Melton Court Day Care Centre.

He said: “With an ageing population, services for the elderly and their carers have never been so important.

“I hope the new day care centre will provide respite for the elderly in the local community in Maltby.

“It’s also great that we’ve managed to renovate a previously unused property which will help regenerate the area.”

The funding package was put together by Barclays corporate relationship director Russell Briggs, who said: “It really is a pleasure to see a local healthcare company go from strength to strength and buck the current market trend.

“Barclays Corporate remains committed to the Yorkshire business market and this deal highlights our appetite to support quality customers in a tough market.”

Imran Zahir’s ventures include Care Maltby, Care Headingly and Tot Spot Early Years.