Gemma has been involved in Administration work since leaving school, including working for an on-line mail order business for 5 years. She is engaged with 2 young children. When approached to be Curamcareâ€™s Office Manager she jumped at the chance and hopes it will help revolutionise the care sector.
Jane has worked in many fields since university: bookselling, office management, market research and publishing. She is married with 3 teenage children and lives on a small sheep farm with her dogs, cats, sheep, pigs and donkeys, but still finds the time to read. She is happy to support Curamcare clients in their search for the carers best suited to their requirements.
Caroline has worked in a variety of different roles, all of which have included administration and customer service for 20+ years. She is originally from Bedfordshire and now lives on the outskirts of Dumfries with her loving family, enjoying walks in the countryside with their dog and finding time to bake. She is excited about being part of the team at Curamcare as believes this will enhance the care sector.
After graduating in Marketing and communication, Sofia started her career as a Junior Account Executive in a creative marketing agency based in Milan where she was responsible for the clientsâ€™ portfolios and their advertising plans. Sofia, half Italian and half British, after spending her whole life in Italy, decided to move to London where she jumped on board Team Curam. A bubbly and smiley ex-dancer, she loves music and meeting new people and sharing with them experiences. She loves helping people and Curam is certainly the right fit.
Karen has 10 yearsâ€™ experience of working within customer service and administration in a fast moving online meat business. Originally from Northern Ireland, she has lived in Dumfries & Galloway for 20 years. Married with two young children, her interests are wildlife and walking. Karen enjoys helping carers present their skills and abilities on the Curamcare platform.
Gladys lives with her 20 year old daughter in a small town in County Carlow. Her career has been quite varied over the years â€“ from a Personal Assistant for someone with a disability to a childminder. She worked her way from being House Manager up to the Wedding Co-Ordinator for Lisnavagh House in Carlow. She is studying for a QQI Level 5 Award in Care of the Older Person. In her spare time, she likes to walk her 3 dogs and watch TV but especially enjoys high speed sports like motorbike racing and Formula 1 grand prix!
Niamh works part time in the Curam carer support team. She enjoys her job as she is a people person â€“ she likes getting to know carers as they go through the approval process and the rewarding feeling of seeing them get approved and find work through Curamcare. She also works part time in hospitality as a senior staff member in a fine dining restaurant in a 5 star hotel where she is based in Ireland.
Gabrielle has over 8 years of experience in customer service and project management within the IT industry and is passionate about delivering excellent service. Gabrielle decided to move to Scotland to travel and find out more about her heritage. She spent her first year volunteering on various farms ranging from off grid organic market gardens to honey and tea farms. Gabrielle has since settled in Dumfries and is now married with one little girl. Her interests are beekeeping, hiking and reading. Gabrielle decided to join the care industry as she saw the difference it made on the lives of others and snapped up the opportunity to become a part of the Curamcare Team as soon as it arose.
Debbie has worked in the healthcare system for the past 18 years but decided to try something new so joined the Curam team. She still works part time in the local Emergency Care Centre. She lives on a farm on the outskirts of Dumfries with her fiance. Her hobbies include being outdoors, going to the gym, reading and visiting new places. Debbie decided to join the Curam team as she is passionate about delivering good service to people in need whilst allowing them to remain as independent as possible.
Jessica has over 10 year's experience in the hospitality industry and after completing her degree in Derbyshire went on to work in hotels and restaurants all over Scotland. She then worked as a permanent recruitment manager for 5 years. Jessica initially took a role as one of the recruiters for Curamcare before being offered the role of carer support team manager. During her time off she likes to spend time trying out new recipes and visiting her family in Spain, New-Jersey and Dumfriesshire.
Michael has spent most of his working life in the Hospitality & Hotel industry holding a number of senior management positions before setting up his own consultancy business within this sector. He has also been involved within the care sector for a number of years on a personal level arranging and managing care for a relative as well as professionally - having worked alongside local authorities and care workers, as well as care users, in the setting up of Meals and Wheels services in Cumbria. Michael lives in Cumbria with his son.
Alkesh is an IT industry veteran with 20 years of global experience in software design and end to end product development across various domains. A project planner and executioner with skills in spearheading numerous projects/tasks and ensuring the delivery of same within time and budget. Alkesh has helped various businesses in building customised software solutions as per their requirements. Alkesh is married and lives in Vadodara, India.
Jody worked as a management consultant in the NHS and HSE for 25 years, his work focussed on improving patient flow between the acute and community services. Jody has also been on the other side of the fence owning and running a homecare provider in Ireland. Married with two young kids his interests are sports and improving healthcare.
After careers in the army and the City, Patrick has spent 20 years as an entrepreneur setting up and managing a wide range of businesses across a number of different business sectors, successfully specialising in dealing with companies and subsidiaries in challenging situations or sectors. He has an MBA from the University of Bradford and is married with two sons and lives in London.
Ben has 20 yearsâ€™ experience managing an internet business and has been organising care for relatives for the last 12 years. He passionately believes that the Curamcare platform can make a real contribution to solving the crisis in the home care sector. He is married to an artist and they have four wonderful children.