Meet our management and Head Office Team

Meet the people who make up the Management and Head Office teams at Nellsar Care Homes. Along with our team of 900 staff including Nurses, Carers, Chefs, Recreation & Well-Being Teams, Kitchen Assistants, Domestic Assistants and Laundry Assistants, we all work together to support our 600 residents and their families.
Martin Barrett, Nellsar Managing Director

Martin Barrett

Managing Director

Martin joined Nellsar as Marketing Director in 2006 following a career in Recruitment Consultancy and running Care Homes for adults with Learning Difficulties. As one of the sons-in-law of the company owners and CEO, he became Managing Director in 2013. With an exceptional group of directors, managers and supportive staff, Martin leads a team of 900 people. Martin’s mission is to continue to make Nellsar better at seeing the person behind the individual needing care – with an emphasis on comfortable and purposeful Homes, with a highly-skilled and family-orientated team, superb food and lots of meaningful activities to join in.

Glenda Osmotherly, Nellsar Director of Operations

Glenda Osmotherly

Director of Operations

Glenda worked as a Senior Nurse Manager in the NHS for many years before joining the private care sector. Since joining Nellsar in 2002, Glenda has managed the company’s strategy of successful growth and development, expanding the portfolio to the current 13 Homes and supporting the organisation to become the leading healthcare provider in Kent. Glenda’s significant experience and practical, no-nonsense approach helps inspire her team of operational and registered managers to be the best they can be. She is often seen in the Homes, usually deeply-engaged with a resident or staff member, motivating and driving excellence in care delivery.
Alison Ruddock, Nellsar Operations and Compliance Manager

Alison Ruddock

Operations & Compliance Manager

Alison joined us at the beginning of 2017 in a senior management role; she has been a Registered Nurse since qualifying in 1984 and has been in Care Home management since 1999. During her career she has commissioned new Homes, improved the service of failing Homes and embraced the dynamic changes taking place in Social Care. Since her arrival at Nellsar she has been supporting managers operationally to ensure regulatory compliance, been part of a team who have developed the Quality Assurance systems within the group and has taken on the task of implementing a Health and Safety Management System.
Silvia Barret, Nellsar Operations and Compliance Manager

Silvia Barret

Operations & Compliance Manager

Silvia has been with Nellsar from 2006 to 2012 in various different roles from Activities Coordinator, to Senior Care Assistant, to Deputy Manager and Acting Manager in Residential and Dementia settings. Qualifying as a Registered Manager in 2012, Silvia gained valuable Nursing Dementia Care experience, leading her to her current role as Operations & Compliance Manager when she rejoined the company in 2017. Silvia is passionate about caring for elderly people and their families. Providing strong leadership to her team of Managers, Silvia supports them to develop themselves and their teams, and provide the best quality care for our residents.
Gill Dixon, Nellsar Operations and Compliance Manager

Gill Dixon

Operations & Compliance Manager

Gill started with Nellsar in 2004 as Home Manager for The Old Downs. Gill loved the Home so much that she spent 10 years as the Manager, before being promoted into the role of Operations Manager for the Residential Homes. Having overseen the quality management of seven Nellsar Homes in this time, Gill is very highly regarded in Kent as a care professional committed to providing the very best home from home care for her residents. With an unwaveringly fair and compassionate approach to the hundreds of staff she has managed, Gill is a much-loved figurehead within Nellsar.
Marisa Spice, Nellsar Operations and Compliance Manager

Marisa Spice

Operations & Compliance Manager / Training & Development

Having enjoyed a variety of roles with Nellsar since 2013, from Registered Nurse to Operations and Compliance Manager, Marisa now specialises in learning and the development of our staff teams. Marisa loves to share her knowledge, while being part of a rich and diverse culture of caring individuals who are also willing to develop themselves to improve the quality of lives of our residents. By accessing the best available training resources and working with industry professionals, outside organisations and governing bodies, Marisa’s main purpose is to support Home Managers to develop themselves and those in their teams.
Jinu Jose, Nellsar Recruitment and Resources Manager

Jinu Jose

Recruitment and Resources Manager

Jinu works as the Recruitment and Resources Manager for Nellsar Care Homes and has been with the company since 2006. Having started his career with Nellsar as a Registered Nurse, he then progressed to Deputy Home Manager, moving on to become Quality Manager, up until his current role. Supported by Ellie, Jinu is in charge of recruiting all Care Assistant staff – dealing with permanent and temporary staffing agencies, overseas staff recruitment and staff sponsorships. As authorising officer for sponsorship management with UKVI, Jinu works along with home managers and senior managers in staff retention.
Viv Stead, Nellsar Recreation and Well-Being Manager

Viv Stead

Recreation and Well-Being Manager

Viv joined the Nellsar team in 2017 primarily to set-up interactiveMe – a personalised online therapy tool – now embedded into nine of our 13 Homes. Viv is responsible for the Recreation & Well-Being teams in our Homes and ensures that residents can enjoy daily activities that are individually tailored to them, living life to their fullest. Viv loves encouraging our residents to try new experiences and helping to fulfil their wishes. She feels privileged to be able to share in people’s life stories and see the positive impact that our staff teams have.
Leni Wood, Nellsar Nutrition and Wellness Manager

Leni Wood

Nutrition and Wellness Manager

Leni joined us in June 2017, cementing Nellsar as one of the first UK care providers to recognise the value of having a Nutritional Therapist onboard. Leni works with the catering departments in all our Homes and provides personalised assessments and meal plans for our residents, raising nutritional standards across the group. Since September 2018, Leni’s new role as Nutrition and Wellness Manager further reinforces the nutritional therapy we provide. While leading a team of Nutrition Champions, building links with care catering organisations and ensuring we consistently improve, Leni feels very proud to be part of such a hardworking team.
Victoria Highfield, Nellsar Head of Internal Communications

Victoria Highfield

Head of Internal Communications

Victoria joined Nellsar in 2016, initially to develop the Head Office and bring on board a team of strong admin staff, in addition to supporting the Directors and Senior Managers. With years of past experience in Marketing and PR, Victoria is now Nellsar’s Head of Internal Communications. Building relationships is key to this role; something that she finds not only interesting but very rewarding. The ‘Nellsar family’ includes staff, residents and their relatives and Victoria is working closely with the Homes and Marketing team to strengthen all lines of communication throughout the company.
Ellie Rutherford, Nellsar Administration and Recruitment Assistant

Ellie Rutherford

Administration and Recruitment Assistant

Ellie joined Nellsar in May 2017 to work alongside Jinu Jose. As Administration and Recruitment Assistant, Ellie provides administrative support for the Senior Teams within Nellsar and she works closely with our teams of Business Support Officers at each of our 13 Care Homes. While managing the Nellsar Recruitment page on our website, ensuring job vacancies and applications are kept up-to-date, Ellie is very passionate about the work that is carried out across all areas within Nellsar, ultimately, with an aim to provide outstanding care.
Sarah Curtis, Nellsar Administrator and PA Support Officer

Sarah Curtis

Administrator & PA Support Officer

Having joined the Head Office Team as Administrator and PA Support Officer in May 2018, Sarah’s roles and responsibilities include supporting the Operations Team of Managers with day-to-day duties, including administration and liaising closely with the Nellsar Homes and staff. Sarah also supports Viv Stead, our Recreation & Well-Being Manager, with interactiveMe – a personalised online therapy tool – by gathering information and setting up personalised tablets for our residents. Sarah feels very passionate for what Nellsar stands for and its values are close to her heart.

Our Care Home Managers

Alina Abagiu, Abbotsleigh Care Home Manager

Alina Abagiu

Abbotsleigh Care Home Manager

Alina joined Nellsar in October 2017 as Home Manager of Abbotsleigh Care Centre. Coming from a Nursing background, she has a degree in Management. Alina’s manages the day-to-day running of the Home while ensuring full compliance to CQC and other statutory organisation standards. Alina is passionate about providing a very high standard of care for her residents which would not be possible without the support of her amazing staff team. Alina is proud to promote person-centred care and she consistently improves on customer satisfaction. Alina has and made Abbotsleigh a true home-from-home for residents, relatives and staff.
Catherine Ogbogu-Sang, Bromley Park Care Home Manager

Catherine Ogbogu-Sang

Bromley Park Care Home Manager

Catherine Ogbogu-Sang joined Nellsar as Registered Manager of Bromley Park Care Home in March 2019. A qualified nurse with a wealth of experience in Dementia, mental health, nursing care and management, Catherine is in charge of both clinical and non-clinical operations of the Home. Catherine leads a highly skilled and dedicated care team who provide Bromley Park’s residents with truly person-centred care. As an advocate for her residents’ individuality and unique life histories, Catherine ensures they continue to live their life to the fullest, while enjoying new experiences and making new memories.
Neli Koleva, Hengist Field Care Home Manager

Neli Koleva

Hengist Field Care Home Manager

Neli joined the Nellsar family in November 2018 with 34 years’ Nursing experience. Having worked in the UK and overseas, Neli’s experience includes a wide variety of healthcare settings, general hospitals and the private sector. As a qualified General Nurse with strong management knowledge, Neli is committed to delivering the very highest standards of care to her residents, while providing opportunities for them to enjoy their lives to the best of their ability. Neli leads her team in a way that empowers them to use their skills, knowledge and experience for the well-being of the residents we support.
Paula Persaud, Loose Valley Care Home Manager

Paula Persaud

Loose Valley Care Home Manager

Paula joined Nellsar in 2004, starting a Deputy Manager, progressing to Registered Manager status. Paula has Managed two other Nellsar Homes in the past and now Manages Loose Valley Care Home. While responsible for ensuring full compliance to CQC and other statutory organisation standards, Paula is ‘hands on’ and provides strong leadership to her team of staff. Paula is passionate about being involved with her residents – caring for them and catering to their individual needs, while making sure they are involved in making decisions about their care.
Karen Wilkins, Lukestone Care Home Manager

Karen Wilkins

Lukestone Care Home Manager

As the Registered Manager of Lukestone Care Home since 2011, Karen is responsible for making sure that her residents receive the best compassionate person-centred care from all staff members, while maintaining CQC regulation and compliance. Supported by a wonderful team of Nurses, Carers and ancillary workers, Karen ensures her 42 residents feel a sense of wellbeing in a homely dementia-friendly environment. Priding herself on an open-door policy, Karen is passionate about sustaining a family feel in her Home where staff, residents and relatives can all feel supported by one another.
Catherine Singh, Lulworth House Residential Care Home Manager

Catherine Singh

Lulworth House Residential Care Home Manager

Catherine joined the Nellsar team in December 2017 with eight years’ Management experience and has worked in the care industry her entire career. Catherine is passionate about providing person-centre-care and believes in the importance of helping her residents make the most of every day. Focused on creating a family atmosphere, Catherine and her staff team deliver the highest standards of care and support, while including residents in decisions involving them and their care. Catherine enjoys seeing her residents happy and knowing that the Lulworth House team has made a positive impact on their day.
Gill Redsell, Meyer House Care Home Manager

Gill Redsell

Meyer House Care Home Manager

Gill joined Nellsar in 2007 as Manager of Meyer House Care Home, having previously opened the Home with CQC in 2006. As well as ensuring full compliance to CQC and other statutory organisation standards, Gill inspires and supports her wonderful staff team while leading by example. Supporting residents and relatives, Gill finds it most rewarding knowing that she and her team have made a positive difference to people’s lives. While residents receive the highest standards of care, relatives and friends feel welcomed into the Home as part of the family.
Mario Taherian, Princess Christian Care Home Manager

Mario Taherian

Princess Christian Care Home Manager

Mario is the Manager and driving force behind Princess Christian – one of Nellsar’s flagship Homes – a Surrey centre of excellence for elderly care and people with a diagnosis of Dementia. Supported by a team of exceptionally committed staff, Mario leads by example as an innovator and a strong advocate for the company values Care, Compassion, Competence, Communication, Courage and Commitment. Mario won the prestigious Surrey Care Association ‘Registered Manager of the Year Award’ in 2017 and the Home is well known for its achievements and pioneering commitment to high-quality care delivery.
Jacqueline Shuttleworth, Silverpoint Court Residential Care Home Manager

Jacqueline Shuttleworth

Silverpoint Court Residential Care Home Manager

Jacqui joined Nellsar as Manager at Silverpoint Court in 2017, with 13 years’ experience in Care Home management, and qualifications in training & development and Dementia care. With a history in care that began in 1991 working as a Healthcare Assistant, Jacqui has worked in every role through to Registered Manager with various organisations. Jacqui promotes a strong culture of well-being for the people who live in her Home and she is passionate about ensuring her team members feel valued and supported in their development, to enable them to deliver excellent care for their residents.
Jean Wright, Sonya Lodge Residential Care Home Manager

Jean Wright

Sonya Lodge Residential Care Home Manager

Jean began her career with Nellsar in 1994 as Health Care Assistant having decided on a new career path after raising her family. With a true passion for delivering first class care, Jean progressed to Senior Carer and was promoted to Manager at Sonya Lodge Residential Care Home in 2005. Jean leads a devoted staff team and she finds a rewarding satisfaction knowing her residents are safe and feel loved by everyone around them. She is an advocate for person-centred care – taking into account everyone’s thoughts, needs and wishes to the highest possible level.
Hazel Terry, St Winifreds Care Home Manager

Hazel Terry

St Winifreds Care Home Manager

With a 25-year background in healthcare, Hazel joined Nellsar in June 2018 as a Registered Nurse, having previously worked as Clinical Lead and Deputy Manager for other companies. Hazel assumed the role of Home Manager at St Winifreds in December 2018 and she is passionate about delivering truly person-centred, meaningful care to her residents. Having worked in training and recruitment in the past, Hazel leads a strong team at the Home and strives to ensure their personal development. While championing Nellsar’s company values, Hazel’s leadership underpins an all-round supportive network for all staff and residents.
Caroline Cheeseman, The Old Downs Residential Care Home Manager

Caroline Cheeseman

The Old Downs Residential Care Home Manager

Caroline joined Nellsar as Registered Manager for The Old Downs Residential Care Centre in May 2017. Responsible for ensuring that her 41 residents living with dementia can do so happily and safely, Caroline also offers ongoing support to their relatives and friends. While maintaining full compliance to CQC legislation and other statutory organisation standards, Caroline leads a strong care team of 50 staff. Caroline leads by example whilst upholding company values and finds nothing more rewarding than seeing the smiling happy faces of her residents knowing that she and her team have made a real difference.
Nicola Masters, Woodstock Residential Care Home Manager

Nicola Masters

Woodstock Residential Care Home Manager

As an advocate for person-centred care, Nicola first joined the Nellsar family as a Manager in 2011, bringing over 19 years of experience with her. Having worked in a variety of UK care settings, Nicola supports her exceptional staff team at Woodstock to deliver the best possible care for their 45 residents, ensuring they are able to enjoy all aspects of their life. With a home from home environment and excellent facilities, Nicola and her team pride themselves in promoting a caring, family-orientated atmosphere, where they extend their support and friendship to all the families and friends of their residents.

The Marketing team

Jodie Currey, Nellsar Marketing and Branding Manager

Jodie Currey

Marketing & Branding Manager

As Marketing & Branding Manager, Jodie is responsible for the company’s online presence and website, as well all internal and external marketing materials. Working with Kirstie, the Marketing team manage all graphic design, photography, copywriting, editing and print requirements across the group – including the company newsletter. Jodie is in charge of dealing with external advertisers and provides internal marketing support to our Care Home teams. Jodie has worked with Nellsar since 2012 and is passionate about promoting the wonderful services that we provide for our residents and our amazing staff teams in our Homes.
Kirstie Newell, Nellsar Marketing Executive

Kirstie Newell

Marketing Executive

Kirstie joined Nellsar in January 2018 and as Marketing Executive she is responsible for all copywriting and proofreading. Kirstie works with Jodie on the company website, newsletter and all marketing campaigns, with both an analytical mind and a creative eye. Liaising with Care Home staff, Kirstie manages online news, assists with creating internal marketing concepts and writes content for a variety of marketing applications and materials. Kirstie’s marketing background makes her a driving force in reaching our stakeholders with what makes Nellsar such a great care provider.

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Nellsar has 13 Care Homes throughout Kent, Surrey and Essex

Care Home in Bromley

Bromley Park Care Home
BROMLEY

Meyer House Care Home in Maidstone

Meyer House Care Home
DARTFORD

Sonya Lodge Care Home in Dartford

Sonya Lodge Residential
Care Home DARTFORD

The Old Downs Care Home in Dartford

The Old Downs Residential
Care Home DARTFORD

St Winifreds Care Home in Deal, Kent

St Winifreds Care Home
DEAL

Loose Valley Care Home
MAIDSTONE

Lukestone Care Home
MAIDSTONE

Lulworth House Care Home in Maidstone

Lulworth House Residential
Care Home MAIDSTONE

Hengist Field Care Home
SITTINGBOURNE

Woodstock Residential
Care Home SITTINGBOURNE

Abbotsleigh Care Home Staplehurst Kent

Abbotsleigh Care Home
STAPLEHURST

Princess Christian Care Home Surrey

Princess Christian Care Home
SURREY

Silverpoint Court Residential
Care Home ESSEX

Bromley Park Care Home
BROMLEY

Meyer House Care Home
DARTFORD

Sonya Lodge Residential
Care Home DARTFORD

The Old Downs Care Home in Dartford

The Old Downs Residential
Care Home DARTFORD

St Winifreds Care Home
DEAL

Loose Valley Care Home
MAIDSTONE

Lukestone Care Home
MAIDSTONE

Lulworth House Residential
Care Home MAIDSTONE

Hengist Field Care Home
SITTINGBOURNE

Woodstock Residential
Care Home SITTINGBOURNE

Abbotsleigh Care Home Staplehurst Kent

Abbotsleigh Care Home
STAPLEHURST

Bromley Park Care Home
BROMLEY

Care Home in Bromley

Meyer House Care Home
DARTFORD

Sonya Lodge Residential Care Home
DARTFORD

The Old Downs Residential Care Home
DARTFORD

St Winifreds Care Home
DEAL

St Winifreds Care Home in Deal Kent

Loose Valley Care Home
MAIDSTONE

Lukestone Care Home
MAIDSTONE

Lulworth House Residential Care Home
MAIDSTONE

Lulworth House Care Home in Maidstone

Hengist Field Care Home
SITTINGBOURNE

Woodstock Residential Care Home
SITTINGBOURNE

Abbotsleigh Care Home
STAPLEHURST

Princess Christian Care Home
WOKING

Silverpoint Court Residential Care Home
CANVEY ISLAND