Meet the team

John Keogh


John left his parents’ home in Heywood in 1990 to join the Army.  He served for almost 26 years before moving back to the area in 2015.  John is an experienced Security Consultant following his latter posts in the military.  He has a real passion for Training and aims to help support the business through this enthusiasm.  John is often in awe of the compassion shown by those that follow such a worthwhile Career choice and hopes to deliver challenging, realistic and enjoyable training to those that deliver Care.   He has served in numerous theatres and is now delighted to be back in the area renewing old acquaintances from school and his youth.  John has been truly warmed by the friendliness shown across the community since returning and is a regular attendee at the local Veterans breakfast.  A keen, but mostly retired, footballer, he now gets his kicks playing 5 a side a few times a week at Hopwood Hall and the Soccer Factory when permitted to.  John is also a Dementia Friends champion, spreading awareness of this increasingly prevalent condition. 

Beryl Keogh


Beryl has over 25 years experience working within a vulnerable person environment.  She has been working within the Care Sector in the UK since the family returned from overseas in early 2013.  Prior to that, in addition to raising her family, she was primarily employed in childrens’ Education, often within the Special Educational Needs (SEN) area whilst frequently moving as was an expected part of Forces family life (13 different homes in 23 years) .  Beryl has 2 grown sons, both of whom currently serve in the Forces; although she still likes nothing more than to mother them whenever they visit.  Beryl was born in Birch Hill hospital, Rochdale and grew up in the town and loves being back home, closer to her family and a large network of long standing and loyal friends.  Following a recent addition to the family, Beryl loves spending time with her new granddaughter. She likes to travel and watch TV soaps, but only the Northern ones.

Michelle Neild

Registered Care Manager

Michelle has been working in the Care Sector since 2007 and is well qualified to deliver person centred care following her Masters qualification in Social Work which followed her Bachelors Degree in Social Policy.  She has built a great reputation for quality and work ethic and is a great asset who is fundamental to the success of our team.  Michelle has been enabling us to deliver the best quality care in accordance with Bluebird Care Policy and best practice to exceed CQC Key Lines of Enquiry.   She is a highly capable Manager with a passion to make this business the best it can be.  Her standards are high and her ability to support our staff is fantastic.  Michelle joined us despite being offered other roles as she saw how focused we were on providing quality to our customers and looking after our team.   She knows how to deliver both and is a great ambassador for Care.  We are fortunate to have her leading our great team.