Suzanne - General Manager
Hello, I'm Suzanne and I'm the General Manager here at Home Instead - Farnborough, Farnham and Fleet.
I started my working life as a dancer and worked in arts education. I worked with major ballet companies and with many arts organisations. In the late 1990s/early 2000s I was Education Manager for the Royal Ballet. The arts work I was involved in gave me many interesting opportunities and experiences.
I started working in care in 2010 and have really relished and enjoyed my journey – I started as a support worker at an independent care company in Wokingham specializing in support for people with additional needs. Soon after starting, I began in care management, firstly working in the finance team and then graduating to Operations Manager, and finally Registered Manager. I was with this company for around seven years. To further develop, I moved to a larger, national care company where I started as Registered Manager. After a few months, I was promoted to Area Manager for the South-East and had responsibility for eight branches. It was great to work with the managers and their teams and to encourage them to grow and develop.
I am delighted to have joined Home Instead, the UK's most recommended home care provider, as their General Manager and I love working with the team.
Outside of work, I like walking, gardening and spending time with my family. I love being outdoors and by the sea when I can.
Ted - Team Mascot
Hello, my name's Ted, Ted Instead. I'm the mascot for our outstanding team. Although I tend to pick and choose my hours somewhat, I am always on hand to help and will clear my diary if there is cake in the office and I'm never shy of a photo opportunity! My favourite place to 'work' during the day is by the front door of our office, you'll find me keeping and eye on who is coming and going, and making a note of those who don't have a plate full of cakes with them!