Care Home Management

The Care Home Decision Makers’ Magazine

About Care Home Management​

Care Home Management magazine is essential reading for care home managers, operators and directors.

Providing the latest news, features and information, Care Home Management has been at the forefront of the sector for more than thirty years. Care Home Management is published by S&A Publishing Ltd.

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Meet our team

Ailsa Colquhoun

Ailsa Colquhoun

Managing Editor and Co-Publisher

Ailsa Colquhoun is the managing editor and co-publisher of Care Home Management’s bimonthly digital edition, and daily website. Before publishing Care Home Management, Ailsa worked extensively in communications roles on behalf of GPs, NHS commissioners and pharmacies. Ailsa has been a trade press journalist since 1990.

Steve Hemsley

Steve Hemsley

Publishing Editor

Steve Hemsley is Care Home Management magazine's publishing editor. He has been a journalist for 35 years working across many titles including The Financial Times, The Sunday Times and many business magazines. He is also a podcast host and chairs industry roundtables and panels.

Alan Rustad

Podcast Host

Alan Rustad hosts most of CHM's podcasts. His career in journalism has spanned newspapers, magazines, including Care Home Management, BBC radio and television, presenting Wales at Six for more than a decade. He continues to broadcast both as a podcaster and a local radio presenter.

David Hobden

Sales Director

David Hobden heads up CHM’s advertising sales and production arm. David's long career in sales includes the Daily Mail Group. David has worked with Care Home Management since 2018.

Sharon Maslen

Sales Manager

Sharon Maslen works alongside David in sales, and is an experienced advertising manager in the publishing and digital publishing industries. She also has a working knowledge of German and French.

Kirsty Farrow

Head of Production

Kirsty Farrow is CHM's head of production. Kirsty is responsible for helping advertisers to meet CHM's advertising copy technical specifications - and she is always ready to help you get your assets right first time.


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