Meet the Team
We would like to introduce you to the Bentley House team.
Andrew is a Registered Nurse who has worked in the healthcare industry for over thirty years. Having qualified with the NHS in Yorkshire he was employed as a Registered Nurse working in Accident and Emergency. Since then Andrew has worked between the Clinical Sector as a Registered Nurse and within the Health and Social Care Sector in many positions from Registered Nurse to Regional Manager. His clinical experience includes Cardiothoracic Care, Intensive Care and most recently within the specialised environment of Complex Care for Children. He has worked for many of the leading health care providers and is delighted to be working as a General Manager for Signature
Andrew has gained the qualification of NVQ4 in Leadership and Management.
He is open and transparent and having an open door policy and is passionate about achieving excellent care and a quality of life for the residents and strives to ensure his staff are well supported and that the residents are always at the heart of the community.
Care Services Manager
Care Services Manager
Lisa is originally from Newcastle and moved “down south” 18 years ago.
She has a 21-year-old son, Drew, who is currently studying in Canada to be an aircraft engineer.
In her spare time, she loves listening to all types of music and spending time in the outdoors. In particular, taking long walks in the countryside.
She qualified as a registered nurse 11 years ago and started her career at Broomfield Hospital, in Chelmsford, spending most of her time in the Acute Surgical and Medical department.
She quickly realised the best part of her job was the time she spent with older people and how she enjoyed hearing their stories of bygone times.
Lisa realised that she wanted to influence people’s quality of life rather than “patch them up and send them on their way”. She then started working in a care home, specialising in people living with dementia.
Always looking for a new challenge, Lisa then moved to Chelmsford Prison as the Clinical Nurse Manager, home to 750 prisoners where she stayed for 6 years.
But Lisa decided to return to where her heart lies: in elderly care at Bentley House
Nursing Care Manager
Nursing Care Manager
Before joining Bentley House I have worked for Nightingale Hammerson for 5 years, as a Registered General Nurse, later being promoted as Care Manager.
While working for Nightingale Hammerson I have been awarded for my caring and responsible attitude to patient '˜s care, being awarded "Excellence in Care Award" by London Borough of Barnet in June 2014.
I joined Bentley House in 2015 initially as a Clinical Lead Nurse and shortly been promoted to Nursing Care Manager, having shown myself capable of gaining the trust of the residents and staff and being nominated for Rising Star Award.
Residential Care Manager
Residential Care Manager
I have worked in care for 13 years, starting out as a carer then progressing, completing my NVQ level 2, 3 and 4 in care. I am passionate about my job and have high standards of care. I joined Bentley House in 2015 as a Lead Carer and shortly promoted to Residential Care Manager, I’m looking forward to bringing my knowledge and experiences to Bentley House.
I have worked in the care sector for the past six years. Firstly in an Administration role and now as the Move-In Co-ordinator for Bentley House. I am passionate to ensure that the Resident's move into their apartment goes smoothly.
From overseeing furniture deliveries to making sure the Resident is welcomed into their new home and supported in every way possible.
After graduating from the University of Warwick in 1989, I joined Sainsbury’s as a graduate trainee and worked in a number of roles in Head Office and stores, moving into an HR role in 2003.
In 2006, I moved into the care sector, joining a privately-run care home business based in North London as HR Officer. During my time there, I gained my CIPD qualification.
In January 2015, I joined a larger, privately-run care home business based in Herts and Bucks and worked as HR Advisor.
I joined Bentley House in July 2016 as HR Manager, bringing to the role a wealth of valuable and extensive HR and care sector experience. I’m very proud to be working for Signature Senior Lifestyle!
I am passionate about people and over the coming months will be focusing on recruiting the best care and nursing staff for Bentley House. We are looking for people who are interested in working with the elderly and want to do a good job!
If you would like to join our great team, please email your CV with a covering note to: email@example.com
Standing next to my granny was my first memories of food, I would help her with preparing the evening meal for all the family and that started my love of cooking when I realised that I could make people happy just my mixing together a few ingredients.
I then started in the food hospitality industry in the mid 80's and have over 30 years experience in hotels, Contract catering and banqueting events.
I believe in cooking fresh seasonal ingredients to provide well balanced and creative menu's to meet my customer's expectations.
I have moved to the private care sector to bring my wealth of experience to lead the chef team to higher standards of food delivery.
My wife and I love taking our two Labradors for long walks in the countryside where we live and also enjoy eating out to broaden our food knowledge
I am excited about my newly appointed role at Bentley House.
I have worked in the care industry for seven years. I have a holistic background. I am a practising Aroma Therapist, Thermal Auricular Therapist and Reiki Practitioner. I also hold NVQ level 2 in Dementia Care.
I am very creative and enjoy offering a diverse and stimulating range of crafts and activities.
I am very passionate about my role in providing activity provision and place great importance on providing a varied and stimulating programme.
I work with an excellent activity team and we are looking forward with new ideas for the future.
In my spare time I practice kundalini yoga and I make my own soap.
I have worked in Hospitality running pubs and restaurants for 17years then I decided to take a break from it and became a night care assistant at Bentley House.
After 6 months I moved to the restaurant team as Restaurant Manager.
I'm passionate about the job that I do making sure all the nutritional needs of each resident are met and that the catering team provide an excellent service.
When I'm not working I'm spending time with my family.
I am one of the few people that are really lucky as I have a job I love.
I have been in Hospitality for more than 10 years. I moved from the Netherland to England in 2007 after 2 years of experience as Housekeeping Manager Assistant. I honed my housekeeping skills in five stars hotel in London (in Chelsea, South Kensington and Westminster). I joined Bentley House in November 2014 as Housekeeping and Laundry Manager. Hospitality is my passion. I really enjoy every day with residents and families, together with my great team making Bentley House spotless clean home - warm, full of laugh and love.
I'm also a photographer and writer, winner of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage bursary in Poland.
I Joined Bentley House in October 2016 from St Michael’s Manor Hotel in St Albans, a Grade 2 listed property.
Prior to that I was Chief Engineer at London's Thistle Marble Arch Hotel and Maintenance Manager at The Grosvenor and Hilton Hotel Groups.
I have worked in the Hotel industry for approximately eight years and have a wealth of knowledge in building facilities.