Director of Care
With over 20 years experience working for the NHS, as well as for the private sector in the UK and abroad including King Hamad University Hospital in Bahrain and King Edward VII Hospital. She has a degree in nursing, a masters in leadership, is a specialist practitioner in community health and brings an impressive background in safeguarding and clinical governance. At Draycott, Angela oversees the care of clients.
Sarah has over 16 years of managerial experience working in various social care settings, she has worked her way through the ranks in domiciliary care to a Registered Manager level. She has acquired her Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Management and her previous accolades include winning the Great South East Registered Managers award in 2011. Sarah has a thirst for knowledge and is passionate about delivering person-centred quality care with an empathetic attitude. Currently, she is completing her BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care.
Head of Business Development
Marianne has worked in healthcare for 10 years with the patient at heart always. Her duty of care and ethos are of the highest standards and has an affinity to connect with people on all levels. Marianne is hugely passionate, and an advocate of Mental Health, and has several Diplomas of Distinctions and Credits in Psychotherapy, CBT, Child Behavioural counselling and Addiction therapy. She is also currently working towards her BA/BSc Honours Degree in Psychology.
Head of Culture & Talent
Over the past seven years, Jo has held a number of roles across the HR function but her passion is for people. Jo strongly believes that a business is only as strong as its team and their happiness and success directly link to a business’s success. Draycott has something special and that is the people we bring into the business and the culture we imbed – a culture of empathy, communication and strong working relationships.
Head of HR Operations
Fiona has gained a wide knowledge base across an array of HR functions from a number of different industries from healthcare to hospitality. She is passionate about good HR practices because they make a noticeable difference to the successful running of a business, both for the business and the individuals within it. By being very versatile in her working style, Fiona is able to deal with multiple projects at one time and is always willing to get involved and lend a hand.
Sharron trained in South Africa as a Registered Nurse. She has many years’ experience working in mission hospital in Africa and in a major hospital in Johannesburg, followed by 16 years spent teaching in the Nursing Department at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa before coming to the UK. Prior to joining the Nurse Liason team, Sharron worked at Draycott Nursing and Care for 16 years as Clinical Nurse Tutor in Social Care.
Caroline De Besi
Caroline De Besi trained as a registered nurse in New Zealand and has over 40 years of experience in the public and private sectors. Her passion and expertise are Palliative and End of Life care having worked as a specialist for over 20 years. Caroline has several years of working as a Nurse Liaison in domiciliary care and takes pride in providing bespoke individualised care plans for each client.
Clinical Nurse Manager
Kelly spent 15 years working for investment banks as a Risk Analyst before making the decision to follow her dream of becoming a nurse. After completing her studies at Kings College London, Kelly trained with the Florence Nightingale Faculty for Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative care. She specialises in community nursing care and is passionate about providing people with quality specialist and holistic nurse-led care. Kelly has also completed a level 7 CMI senior leadership programme and is working towards a master’s in healthcare.
Clinical Nurse Manager
Nina is a Registered Nurse with almost ten years of clinical experience in the UK and her native Germany, as well as holding postgraduate certificates in both orthopaedic nursing and person-centred dementia care. Joining the Draycott team in 2021 to pursue her passion for domiciliary care, she has progressed from Nurse Liaison to Clinical Nurse Manager. Nina is passionate about the benefits of caring for people at home, allowing them to remain part of their community whilst receiving the high standards of care that have been Draycott’s hallmark for over 20 years.
Maria Bakici is an experienced training manager with 19 years of experience, specialising in neurorehabilitation, and has extensive experience in designing and delivering training and the management of compliance data. Through her years of work and has established herself in many team dynamics, Maria has an extensive understanding of people and their driving forces and how this can be applied to the organisational development of teams as well as leadership development.
Joanna’s career in health and social care began in 2012 after being told by a banking customer that her caring nature would make her a perfect fit for healthcare. Since then, she has never looked back. After accepting her first position as a Coordinator at London Care, her studies have enabled her to progress through Active Assistance, One Care UK, and Sweet Tree to her final stop, Draycott. Her thirst for knowledge means that she is continually researching new theories and practical, person-centred care techniques.
Andrew has worked in domiciliary care both in the field as a Care Support Worker and in an operational role as a Care Coordinator, where he won the Southwark Care Awards’ Home Care Worker of the Year. He is passionate about planning and delivering holistic, person-centred care. Prior to focussing on care, Andrew worked in editorial and business development roles in book publishing, and project-based roles in the arts.
Agnella began her career in the sector as a carer in a residential home specialising in dementia, before moving into live-in roles supporting clients with a range of needs to live independently at home. Agnella joins the Draycott team as a Care Coordinator, building on her experience to plan and deliver bespoke, person-centred care.