Blue Ribbon’s Senior Management Team
Noel Williams – Managing Director and North West Region
Noel has worked in social care for more than 20 years. He began his career in social care in 1996 as a Care Assistant with Conwy Social Services and steadily worked his way up to national care provider. Noel is the Managing Director of Blue Ribbon and his main responsibilities are Quality Assurance, Continuous Improvement and Strategy. Noel recently secured the ‘Investors in People Gold’ status. Noel holds the QCF Level 5 diploma in leadership in health and social care. Noel is currently studying for a PGCertEd and M.Sc. in Professional Studies at Chester University.
Hanna Williams – Financial Director
Hanna has two Masters degrees (Ma and MSc.) in criminology and sociology and is also a qualified accountant, having achieved AAT level 4 Diploma in Accounting and the ACCA. Hanna is the Financial Director of Blue Ribbon, her main operational roles are dealing with all financial matters, including payroll. Hanna has worked in care for the last eight years and is soon to hold the level 5 diploma in leadership in health and social care.
Kim Rosher Holmes – South East Region
Kim has worked in care for the last 15 years and holds the level 4 diploma in Care Management.
Cathy Thompson – East Midlands Region
Cathy Thompson worked within in the NHS for nearly 30 years as a Nurse and Midwife. She left the NHs in 2011 to set up her own care company after struggling to get suitable care for her own terminally ill father.
Cathy has lived in Market Harborough since 2001 and has used her local knowledge of services to improve the transition of Service Users from NHS care to social care, and to guide and support families when looking for care for their relatives.
Blue Ribbon based in Market Harborough has grown over the years and continues to offer care and support to a wide range of service users in and around the Market Harborough area in our unique way.
Mark Hughes – North East Region
Mark has worked in social care from 2007, initially with the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI), and then with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). He has a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and believes that outstanding care can only be achieved through outstanding care workers. Consequently, the Sunderland office has won the “Homecare” award as “Top 10 Recommended Homecare Agency” three years running.
The care and service provided by all the staff of this company were outstanding and I have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone.
Blue Ribbon cared for my late father and the carers were kind and caring. They treated my father with respect, kindness and dignity. He enjoyed their company and the happy banter.
I would positively without doubt recommend Blue Ribbon. The care and attention my dad is being given is outstanding and exceptional. The manager and staff treat my dad with dignity and self respect and they all go that extra mile to help with other matters concerning him. They are absolutely 100%. Thank you to all the wonderful staff.
I would recommend Blue Ribbon as they give excellent care and are very professional. Blanda who cared for my aunt carried out her care to a very high standard and my aunt’s flat was always clean and fresh once Blanda had been. I would like to thank Kim and Blanda for taking the stress and worry out of my aunt’s care.
My Husband and myself have received care for the past two years, since we moved here from our home in Mansfield. Our carers are very kind and treat us both with consideration, meeting our every need. My husband is wheelchair bound but nothing is too much trouble for them. I feel we are in safe hands with this company and are very blessed.
Very accommodating to support client requirements. Punctual – important to older people. Always prepared to listen. Caring staff.
They recognise the individual care to each client, they respect clients views on their care and try and carry out clients wishes at all times.
All the carers are excellent. They do everything I need to keep my quality of life. They arrive on time, it’s always people I know and we have an excellent relationship. The manager comes by regularly to make sure I’m ok. Can’t recommend them highly enough.
I can’t rate Blue Ribbon Care highly enough. Mam’s carers are amazing – I live in London and it is a great comfort to know that she is in such good hands. Nothing is too much trouble – endless searching for keys which have been put somewhere so safe no-one can find them, patiently listening to all of Mam’s stories, trips to the local garden centre, and even providing emotional support to myself! We really would be lost without them.
Our first meeting with Blue Ribbon gave us the confidence to accept the professionalism of management and staff. During the time the company looked after my mother they provided a level of care and understanding beyond expectation. Any change of care requirement was organised by Catherine Thompson straight away. Mother became personal friends with her regular carers.