Meet the team

Alexander Allan

Director

Alexander is a retired Infantry Officer of the British Army where he served tours in both Bosnia and Afghanistan. Having left the army, he completed a Masters’ business degree and worked in London for a national energy company.  Alexander has spent a lot of his spare time fundraising and organising events to raise money and awareness for the ‘British Limbless Ex Service Men’s Association’, BLESMA.

Alexander enjoys surfing on Bantham Beach and is an avid photographer and is also occasionally seen accompanying Emma on his 1965 BSA Bantam ‘Tom’ when the mood takes his bike.

Emma Allan

Director

Emma has a degree in Botany, a diploma in Business and a Master’s Degree in Business and the Environment and has many years’ experience in management roles and providing high quality service to demanding clients. Emma is passionate about providing the highest level of service to each customer and firmly believes in the importance of local working.

In her spare time Emma likes to take her 1955 BSA Bantam D1 ‘Peggy’ out on the road to explore the countryside. She loves walks on the beach and occasionally braves a surf although will more often than not be seen in the white wash close to the shore.

Pauline Rooks

Registered Manager

Pauline has worked in the social care field for over 30 years and has had management roles for the
past fifteen years. She has a degree in social policy and administration and the registered managers award.
Pauline has a specialism is dementia care and has spent seven years as Support Services Manager for
the Alzheimer’s Society, having also worked in the domiciliary and residential care sectors. She is
thrilled to be joining Bluebird Care and is determined to maintain our outstanding status with CQC
and our local community.
In her spare time she enjoys walking with her lovely dog Bow. She is a creative person and loves
anything arty – She paints, sews and knits to various degrees of success!

Carol Davis

Live-in Care Manager

Carol Joined the team as a Locality Manager in Feb 2018, having spent the previous ten years managing a multi-site operation delivering a service to the elderly across Devon.

In Nov 2018, the Live-in Care Manager position became available and Carol was excited to step into this role and begin developing the service.

As the Live-in Care Manager, it is Carol’s responsibility to deliver support packages that enable her customers to live safely & independently in their own homes for as long as possible. She communicates with her customers, family members and health professionals daily, she leads by providing support & guidance to a team of dedicated carers who are passionate about making a difference to the lives of the people in our community.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family & friends, and taking long walks on the beach with her husband and dog Reggie.

Sophie McKeever

Financial Controller

After gaining a degree in Business Studies and taking an accountancy conversion course at the University of the West of England, Sophie worked for nearly ten years in audit and tax roles before branching out to industry. Previous to joining Bluebird Care in June 2019, Sophie worked for fourteen years in Further Education. Besides ensuring that the finance function of Bluebird Care runs smoothly, Sophie works closely with the franchise’s owners and operational managers to support their business planning and work together on the continuing success of the business.

Sophie loves to walk her dogs on the beach and through the woods.

Sarah Bird

Payroll and Accounts Assistant

Sarah deals with everything to do with payroll and holiday. She makes sure that everyone gets paid on time and is given those lovely days off for their holidays. She is a key member of the finance team and deals with any queries that come through the door.

In her spare time Sarah spends time with her family and friends.

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