Meet the team
Our award winning team is made up of over 200 people across three locations within Leeds.
Peter Hodkinson
Managing Director
Gail Lawton
Finance Director
Paul Torrance
Director of Operations
Ismail Uyumaz
Group Catering Manager
Sharon Earnshaw
General Manager, Headingley Hall
Elaine Yechezkel
Administrator, Headingley Hall
Tania Preston
Receptionist, Headingley Hall
Lisa Heaton
Interim Manager, Pennington Court
Jan Vaughan
Support Consultant Manager, Pennington Court
Linda O'Donnell
Administrator, Pennington Court
Lyn Jones
Activities Co-ordinator, Pennington Court
Julia Vidic
Apartments Manager, Southlands Retirement Apartments
May Harkins
Client Services Manager, Southlands
Lorivel Fox
Apartments Manager, Southlands
Stephanie Griffin
Receptionist, Southlands Retirement Apartments
"I love my job - I think it's important when working in care to not look at it like a job - it's my passion."
Antonia
Senior Care Assistant, Southlands
"I read the job description and remembered caring for my grandparents and thought I want to treasure that kindness and love from them and share my experience to help others. There was something that really touched my heart in the job description and I thought 'Yes! This is what I'm looking for."
Lorivel
Apartment Manager, Southlands
"You feel happy when you see people smiling and saying thank you. You feel that emotion and you empathise with them and try to help them. It makes you feel good because you think I'm making a difference to their day."
Ilze
Bank Support Worker
"I'm eternally grateful to the company because I have developed myself in ways I had never thought possible."
Elaine
Administrator, Headingley Hall
Gurjit
"You just feel accomplished - I absolutely love my job. To us, it is nothing, but to our residents it is such a big thing when you do something little like make their bed or do a bit of dusting for them."
Gurjit
Housekeeping, Headingley Hall
Lorivel
"You know that kind of thing when you are looking for your purpose in life? . . . And I found that purpose in caring."
Lorivel
Apartment Manager, Southlands
Antonia
"I think that the management here is very good. They appreciate what we’re doing and they listen to our ideas and act on any suggestions for improvements we suggest."
Antonia
Senior Care Assistant, Southlands