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Management Team


William J Hughes


Bill Hughes purchased his first care home Clare Lodge in 1975. He has grown the B&M Care group to 25 homes and is committed to a programme of future developments that will see the group grow to 30 homes in the next 4 years. With over 40 years experience of building and operating care homes, he is committed to delivering excellent standards and continuously seeking ways of improving the service provided in his homes. In 2011 Bill wrote and published a book, "The Time of My Life" which tells the story of the first thirty years of B&M care.

Ian Sloan

Chief Executive

Ian Sloan joined B&M Care in 1988. Along with the responsibilities of Chief Executive of the group, Ian also oversees the building division of the organisation, Maynecol and is responsible for the development of all new building projects.

Rachel Rodgers

Operations Director

Rachel joined B&M Care in 1990 as a carer at Templemore Care Home. She quickly moved her way up to Assistant Manager in 1996. She then joined Head office in 1998 as a Training Manager and returned to Templemore as Manager in 2001. In 2006 Rachel joined the Senior Management Team at Head Office as Head of Homes and was appointed Operations Director in April 2013. She is responsible for ensuring that the homes work to the care standards laid down in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and ensures that a high quality of care is delivered at all of our homes.

Trinna Bruton

Finance Director

Trinna has worked at B&M Care since 2001. She came to B&M as a credit controller and took over the role of finance manager in 2003. She was then appointed as Group Accountant in 2006 and then Finance Director in April 2013. Trinna is a Fellow Member of the Associations of Accounting Technicians.

Dr Colleen Wood

Director & Clinical Adviser

Colleen joined the company in 2012 and works as the company's Clinical Advisor. In conjunction with this,Colleen is an NHS General Practitioner. For B&M Care, Colleen is involved in Clinical Governance and audit, overseeing communication between the homes and health and social services.

Lee Wood

Development Manager

Lee is a Chartered Engineer and has a wealth of experience of managing and delivering engineering projects following 19 years of working for a number of recognised specialist engineering practices across the UK. As part of the Senior Management Team, Lee’s role includes overseeing the design, planning and commissioning of new care homes together with managing our estates and existing care home facilities.

Brendan Hughes

Systems Manager

Brendan comes to B&M after a 17 year career working as a Systems Analyst for major IT service providers in the Pensions and Life Insurance industry, delivering a number of key projects for globally recognised brands. With a BA (Hons) and MA in Psychology, Brendan has a diverse role on the B&M senior management team, overseeing areas from the application of IT across the Group to the management of the Group’s rental properties.

Caroline Inch

Operations Manager

Caroline has over 24 years in the Social Care industry and has sound knowledge in the field of Dementia Care and Leadership. Caroline is a member of the Chartered Management Institute. Caroline, as an Operation Manager, is part of B&M Care's Senior Management Team at Head Office, as well as the company's Dementia Lead. Caroline has a First Class Honours degree in Dementia Studies with the acclaimed Bradford University Dementia Group. Caroline is responsible for promoting high standards and ensuring quality. Furthermore, Caroline is passionate about driving compliance with all company policies and regulatory requirements; whilst striving to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Janice Pittom

Operations Manager

Janice's career has spanned over 42 years. She joined B&M Care in 1994 and became a Registered Manager in 2000. Janice has achieved her RMA level 4, level 5 in Management, Leadership Matters in Person Centred Care which is accredited to Surrey University and Alzheimer's Society as well as becoming a PTLLS train the trainer. As part of the Senior Management team Janice has commissioned several B&M Care homes and is involved from conception stage of any new home development. She is responsible for ensuring that every new home meets the current and required standards. Janice is passionate about person centred care delivery and inspires and leads staff development. Janice supports the homes in the group with developing and maintaining good practice and action plans.

Annette Sudbury-Smith

Operations Manager

Annette has 27 years experience in caring for the elderly and has gained her Registered Managers Award (RMA) NVQ 4 in Care and Leadership Matters in Person Centred Care which is accredited by Surrey University and Alzheimer's Society. She was appointed the role of Operations Manager in July 2017 after managing the company's Tara's Retreat Care Home in Sandridge for 11 years. Annette is responsible for ensuring that every new home meets the current and required standards - and is passionate about the delivery of person-centred care.

Angela Hunt

Business Development Manager

Angela joined the B&M Care group in 2005 to further develop the Fledglings Nurseries business. Angela joined the senior management team in 2007 and focuses on new business development, building service excellence and marketing for B&M Care's 25 homes. Angela has completed the 'Leadership Matters in Person Centred Dementia Care' programme in conjunction with Dementia Care Matters and the Alzheimer's Society and accredited by Surrey University and was highly commended for her related project work.

Ben MacDonald

Digital Marketing Manager

Ben joined B&M Care in June 2016 to develop the company's online presence across its social media channels and throughout the wider digital outlets. With a BA (Hons) in Journalism & Media, as well as extensive practice within copy-writing & communication, Ben is responsible for developing the company's brand awareness and marketing strategies.

Bruce Smith

Technical Director

Bruce joined Head Office at the beginning of 2009 and has over 20 years experience of designing B&M Care Homes.

Elaine Thorpe

Training Manager

Elaine has many years experience working at B&M Care. She has previously been the manager at Chesham Bois Manor and Clare Lodge and the Deputy Manager at St Matthews. Elaine has gained her Registered Managers Award (RMA) and has participated in numerous dementia accredited courses. Elaine joined the Head Office team in May 2014 as Training Manager and takes responsibility for ensuring that all staff have completed the Skills for Care, Refreshed Common Induction Standards.

Dee Horton

Health & Safety Manager, TechIOSH, AaPS

Dee joined B&M Care in September 2016 and brings a wealth of knowledge with her, including over 12 years of construction experience within the healthcare sector where she developed a series of homes that specialised in both nursing and dementia care. Further to this, Dee has various NEBOSH and Fire Risk Assessing qualifications. Dee also takes responsibility for the audit of fire risk assessments and emergency plans in place throughout all B&M homes.

Yvonne O'Connor

Commissioning Manager

Yvonne managed B&M Care's White Plains Care Home in Denham for some 12 years before joining the Head Office team in 2010. Yvonne is putting her invaluable commissioning experience from the opening of the new White Plains to good use with the development and support of B&M Care's new home managers.