Haroon Sheikh is one of the UK's leading entrepreneurs, philanthropists and community figureheads. His business interests encompass healthcare, private equity, property investment and development.
Haroon, with his brother Farouq are best known as a co-founders of CareTech Holdings PLC, a respected national provider of specialist services to adults and children with learning or physical disabilities or mental health problems, which now supports over 1800 service users and employs more than 3500 staff. Haroon brings commercial acumen, industry experience and property knowledge, which have been essential in the growth of the business. He is actively involved in the day-to-day running of the business and over time has been instrumental in nurturing and supporting the senior management team, which comprises disciplines in care, commerce and property. He has a deep commitment and passion to delivering high-quality care and support to people with learning disabilities. Haroon remains the Chief Executive Officer.
In 2008, both Farouq and Haroon were winners of the highly
valued Coutts Family Business Prize and widely applauded for the quality and social integrity of the company they created.
His most recent social enterprise was establishing the COSARAF Charitable Foundation to benefit communities and individuals in the UK and abroad. As trustee for International Development, Haroon established the COSARAF Kenya Feeding Project which supports the feeding of over 700 women and children daily as well as supporting the drilling of boreholes in various rural villages.
Haroon was awarded a limited edition Gold medal made from The Queen's medal makers by HRH Prince of Wales Special Representative in recognition of his great support for HRH's call to action in Pakistan.
"I believe that, through empowering young people with the value of education and social entrepreneurship, we can make a positive change for society as a whole and create something for future generations."
- Haroon Sheikh