Prior to moving into the care sector, Tommy began his working life in a family building business which included his uncles Phil and Gordon Sanders. The acquisition of Stafford Hall care home was the beginning of establishing Runwood Homes Group in the late 1980’s and Stafford Hall remains in the group, which now numbers some 70 homes. Tommy naturally became involved in the construction of new build homes and with architect collaboration he developed a model which has proved to be very successful.
Although he has overall responsibility for overseeing construction work, including both new builds and extensions to acquired homes, the word ‘Construction’ does not cover many aspects of the work that Tommy is involved with. He is also responsible for servicing homes with maintenance, supplies, emergency call out work and the facilities necessary to keep Runwood's homes running smoothly.