Milewood Leadership Team.
Chief Executive Officer
Martyn joined Milewood in September 2023 following an extensive career in the Health and Social Care arena.
Latterly Martyn held the post of Chief Operating Officer at Salutem Care and Education, where he was instrumental in the integration of the acquisitions, the culture of the business and its commercial success. Martyn is very proud that he started his career as a Support Worker at a young age and champions people having Careers in Care
Martyn says supporting and enabling not only the people within his care but those working within the industry to have great lives, is why he does what he does. He believes no matter our title within the business, our mission is the same- enable great lives.
Head of Estates
Greg joined Milewood in May 2023. Greg has worked in Social Care for 11 years and has degrees in Building Surveying. Greg started his career as Building Surveyor in a national consultancy before specialising in estates management for Care organisations. He then spent some time as Property Manager with Voyage Care and most recently was Head of Property for Lifeways Group. His overall passion and commitment for the care sector led him to recently join us as Head of Estates in May 2023.
Greg says, when I was offered the opportunity to join Milewood I simply couldn’t refuse, the senior management teams’ vision and dedication to improve the environments and enrich the lives of the people who live in our services aligns with my own core values.
Head of Human Resources
Dan started with Milewood in June 2023. Dan previously held a role as Director of People & Culture for a Yorkshire based provider of adult and social care, moving from Head of HR at Autism Plus. Dan prides himself on being a trustee for a Northeast based charity, focusing on parental relationships. Dan holds a degree in Business & Management and a postgraduate degree in HR Management and has been an active member of the CIPD since 2005.
Dan says, I pride myself on being an approachable, pragmatic and solutions focused colleague.
Chief Financial Officer
Harish has been with Milewood for 19 years and has an extensive background in Accounting, Finance, and IT. Harish started his career in the Fresh Produce sector before making a transition into the care sector. He joined Milewood in 2005 as Finance Controller and became Group Finance Director in 2012. Since joining, he has been instrumental in the growth of Milewood.
Harish says, when it comes to care provision, empathy is key. My team and I work to ensure that finances don’t compromise the quality of our care. Healthcare finance is partly about using resources wisely, but, ultimately, it’s about putting service users first.
Head of Quality and Safeguarding
Bryony started her career in care as a support worker in a residential setting with adults with autism and working as a personal assistant for an autistic adult in their own home. After qualifying as a social worker, Bryony first worked as Sensory social worker, working with Adults with a sensory loss. Bryony can communicate in British Sign Language and is passionate about promoting and including the Deaf community. Bryony also learnt to communicate in Deafblind manual and volunteered with the Guide dogs for several years.
Her social work career then took her to the safeguarding team, where she worked for 6 years as a senior social worker and a team manager. She then became a Care Quality Commission inspector, the regulator of care homes, ensuring services were compliant with regulations before coming to Milewood in September 2023.
Bryony chose to work for Milewood as she said the values and passion of the staff to achieve better outcomes for people was clear and she wanted to be part of journey.
Regional Manager (Maternity Leave)
Farah has worked for Milewood since Jan 2008. Farah started her journey as a Home Manager, progressing in 2009 becoming one of our Regional Managers. In 2018 Farah took on the role of Nominated Individual. Farah has completed a level 4 Leadership and Management Course with the Registered Manager’s Award. With a passion for learning Farah has also completed her NVQ 7 Leadership and Management and level 5 Medication Management.
Farah says – I have worked exclusively with Learning Disabled Adults and Mental Health for most of my career, including those with Complex Behavioral Needs and have managed to develop their skills so that they can access the community with less support. I have spent time working in both residential and supported living services. I have been part of the team who have set up all the supported living services within Milewood.
Lyndsey is a Regional Manager for Milewood who is also a registered mental health nurse, Qualifying from the University of Nottingham with a 1ST Class Honours Degree in 2014. Since then, Lyndsey has studied for further recognised qualifications in ASD, Diabetes and Nursing mentorship. Lyndsey also holds a Level 5 in Healthcare Management and is currently finishing studying for her master’s Level Non-Medical Prescribing course at the University of Nottingham.
Lyndsey says – I have undertaken a number of training courses via work with a particular interest in trauma informed care, positive behavioural support, and service development. I have worked with service users with mental health conditions and learning disabilities for over 10 years and love to provide holistic and person-centred care.
Louise joined Milewood in January 2023. Louise’s career in care began working with Children and Young people with complex and challenging behaviours. Since then, Louise has worked across the care sector including Learning Disability, Physical Disability and Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation services. Louise also holds the qualification in Care to Level 5 and holds a Degree in Leadership and Management.
Louise says, I have worked for several years as a National Contracts Manager and Development Manager within the Further Education sector and am qualified in training and quality assurance, but care is where my heart is.
Group Training Manager
Tina began her career in Health and Social care in 2010, having previously worked in a management role for a data solutions provider. Tina has a Degree in Leadership & Management, and in Education & Training. She uses her skills and knowledge to oversee the team of trainers, supporting our employees with their Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and ensures training compliance nationwide.
Tina says, supporting the Learning & Development function of our services is often complex, but extremely rewarding. Being able to see the employees’ journey as part of their development is what makes my role so fulfilling, and, knowing our staff have the skills and knowledge they need to be able to enhance the quality of someone’s life, make them feel valued, supported and safe is unmeasurable.