Bluebird Care Announces New Chief Operating Officer & Managing Director


National home care provider Bluebird Care has welcomed Jonathan Gardner as Chief Operating Officer & Managing Director.

Jonathan brings over 25 years of experience in healthcare services to Bluebird Care, which is one of the leading national names in domiciliary care, with over 220 franchise offices across the UK and Ireland.

A qualified pharmacist, and former Boots UK Executive, Jonathan has dedicated the entirety of his career to delivering accessible healthcare within the community, having always been ‘driven by a desire to help people to feel better’.

Jonathan has spent over 25 years years as a practicing pharmacist after qualifying in 1996, before going on to become Managing Director of Boots Hearingcare and Chief Executive of Boots Opticians – with franchise structures and hundreds of practices across the UK.

Now, Jonathan brings his expertise in leading national franchise organisations to the home care sector as he sets out an exciting vision for Bluebird Care’s network of franchise partners. In his new role, Jonathan will guide Bluebird Care to build on its legacy of delivering outstanding and early-intervention care within local communities.

Commenting on his appointment, Jonathan Gardner said:

“I am delighted and honoured to have been appointed as Managing Director of Bluebird Care. For years, Bluebird Care has helped thousands of people to feel better every day right across the UK and Ireland, and that is what really matters to me – it is why I have dedicated my career to healthcare.

I’m looking forward to meeting as many of our amazing and passionate franchise owners, managers, care teams and customers as I possibly can over the next few months.

Throughout my career I have seen how much of a difference high quality care provision can make for people, and so now I am truly excited to work with the Bluebird Care family as we continue to go from strength-to-strength to make that difference for more people every day.”

Jennifer Sheets, President and Chief Executive Officer at Caring Brands International, which owns Bluebird Care, said:

“We are greatly pleased to be able to welcome Jonathan to Bluebird Care. His expertise in both healthcare and franchise leadership will be invaluable in supporting our customers and teams alike.

Jonathan brings an impressive track record, and boundless passion for great quality care, to the team. It is clear that his values align with those of Bluebird Care and that he is committed to making sure people can live well at home and in their community for as long as possible.

I have no doubt that he will be instrumental in helping us to achieve our goals and build on our strong reputation as a leading home care provider in the UK and Ireland.”