Meet the team

Charlotte Scott

Finance Manager

Charlotte has developed her career at Bluebird Care over a number of years; joining the company in 2010 as a care assistant.  After only a few months Charlotte moved in to the office as coordianator at first in the west Berkshire office and then moving to north Hampshire as the company expanded. More recently Charlotte has moved in to a role in finance supporting both offices. Charlotte is currently studying for her AAT qualifications in accountancy.

Angela Bilyk

Administrator

Having been made redundant from my job as a recruitment manager in the hospitality sector due to the COVID lockdown early in 2020, I was upset and feeling at a complete loss with everything going on at the time.  I had some experience in the care sector from years ago so I decided to see if I could return and came across an advert for a Care Assistant role at Bluebird Care.  I applied and from that moment on I haven’t looked back.  My experience in talking with Kim at the interview stage was fantastic and I felt so supported from that moment; I knew it was going to be the start of something new, a positive change.

I was offered a job and embarked on my training as a care assistant.  The training was great and a good chance to meet with other people starting out like me and we all supported each other throughout.  I was nervous at the beginning, but I needn’t have been, I continued to get support from Jane, all my care colleagues were amazing and the office team too.  I got such a positive feeling from helping the customers and making a difference every day.

Soon after completing my probation as a Care Assistant a role came up in the office for an Administrator – working in recruitment and finance.  With experience of both recruitment and payroll I applied, not thinking I had a chance with only 3 months’ employment behind me, but to my surprise I was successful and the next part of my Bluebird Care journey began.

I have been so fortunate and am so grateful for the excellent training and career opportunities at Bluebird Care.  I can honestly say I have never worked for a more supportive company and great bunch of people!

John Prendergast

Director

John's experience in the healthcare industry is complemented by 3 years in the NHS as Director of Service Development. His MBA and positions in senior management gave him a wealth of commercial and business skills and when the opportunity arose in 2007 he left his employer with Phil to set up Bluebird Care in Newbury.  More recently John has gained the level 4 diploma in Health & Social Care.

John and Phil are both actively involved in the running of the business and share responsibility for setting the strategic direction and values of the company.  With the success of the business in Newbury, John and Phil set up a second office in Hook in April 2012 to extend their coverage across West Berkshire, Basingstoke and Deane and Hart.

Phil Miles

Director

With a background in the healthcare industry, Phil's experience is in recruiting and managing large teams of people. Phil left a senior management role in a local pharmaceutical contract sales organisation in March 2007 and with John set up Bluebird Care in Newbury in September that year.

John and Phil are both actively involved in the running of the business and share responsibility for setting the strategic direction and values of the company.  With the success of the business in Newbury, John and Phil set up a second office in Hook in April 2012 to extend their coverage across West Berkshire, Basingstoke and Deane and Hart.

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