YEARS IN BUSINESS
Stockport | Cheshire
Our philosophy is actually quite simple: We strive to provide an excellent standard of care to our residents, treating them with complete dignity and respect.
All our homes are decorated and presented to a high standard and have excellent facilities to serve the needs of residents. Our homes and gardens are clean, very well presented and homely. We attract people into our staff teams who have ‘serving hearts’ – people who really care about the people who live with us. Our people have won the gratitude and respect not only of our residents, but also of family members and health professionals.
I initially had a retailing background – food retailing, with one of UK largest supermarket chains. Later, I moved into environmental and humanitarian activities and was Managing Director of a group of Companies delivering healthcare and education into developing regions in West Africa and northern India. We also engaged in massive tree planting on the Sahara Desert fringe to prevent desertification and protect precious farmland for subsistence communities. I still have an association with these organisations and the good work is ongoing.
I have been engaged in the UK residential care home business since 2006 and had senior positions in two major UK care home Companies. It was back in 2011 that I acquired our first two care homes and launched Harbour Healthcare. This was very much a family affair, with my wife Margaret, working in the homes and my three sons taking on all the other back-office and leadership roles.
The Harbour Healthcare organisation has continued to grow and prosper and has benefited from the addition of valued Board members who have helped to create the highly respected brand that Harbour is today.
I love the countryside and animals – and I am devoted to my two dogs and four cats! When not cuddling pets, I am usually found in the gym or on the squash court where I still play competitive league squash. Since September 2019, Margaret and I have the joy of being Grandparents, so life is not likely to be boring anytime soon
I’m Ashley Worsley, The CEO and a Company Director at Harbour Healthcare.
Although Harbour has now grown significantly over the last 8 years, we are still very much a family-owned and run business that incorporates family values into everything that we do.
I studied Business Management at University and shortly after graduating secured a position on a graduate scheme with one of the worlds leading human resource consulting organisations.
Whilst on the graduate scheme, the opportunity arose to help create Harbour Healthcare. I started as an Operations Manager. As with most family businesses that are just starting up my role had a wide scope, it encompassed not only Operations but HR, IT, Procurement, and often a bit of gardening and maintenance when required, it was certainly hands-on.
As the business grew, I became the company Operations Director in July 2015, and Since June 2019, I have been the CEO and Company Director.
Outside of work, I am a huge fan of football, I love to travel, I have now been to 60 counties s0 far, and I will eventually see them all. I’m currently a blue belt at Brazilian jiu-jitsu. I have a beautiful son called Arlo and my Fiancee Laura, and I have another Baby boy on the way.
I’m Simon Worsley, Director of Harbour Healthcare Ltd.
I started my working life in retail and left my job as Divisional Manager of the North West for Game Group plc in 2011 to start a new venture with my family.
It makes me incredibly pound to think of what we have achieved in the last 8 years, growing from a small regional operator, to having 17 care homes up and down the UK. Its testament to the hard work and dedication of all the team members who work within our homes.
I am now the Finance Director of the business and head up a great team who continue to adapt and evolve as we add more homes to the business, implementing systems and process to ensure the business runs smoothly.
When I’m not in work I enjoying playing video games, watching sports and travelling with my wife.
Hello, I’m Honor Keatley, Managing Director of Harbour Healthcare.
I’m a nurse and have been in the NHS and care home industry for over 30 years, specialising in dementia care along the way.
I’m so proud of what we achieve at Harbour. All of our homes and teams are unique, which enables us to deliver truly person centred care for our wonderful residents.
Our values and family ethos run through our business. We pride ourselves on quality, fun and being family run.
My other passions include:
Being a mum to 6 children – thankfully all now grown up.
Being a Rotarian. I am currently President of my Rotary Club which is also a fulfilling role and gives me a great sense of purpose.
Being a smallholder with pigs, geese, peacocks and cats.
They do say if you want something doing, ask a busy person.
Hi, I’m Peter Benham, the Operations Director at Harbour Healthcare.
I started my career in healthcare at a local Nursing home at the age of 16, working in the kitchen,
I went on to train as mental health nurse, and have worked in various related healthcare roles for the last 20 years.
I have been with Harbour Healthcare for 5 years originally joining the company as a Regional Manager, progressing to Ops director in January 2020.
I am passionate about us providing great care, building a great team, and having a little fun along the way.
Harbour Healthcare is a special place to work with a real sense of family values. I am proud to work
for the company and all, we have achieved in recent years.
Outside of work I am supported by my ever-patient wife and best friend, Lucy. We enjoy socialising, food, and holidays. We have recently had a new addition to the family, a little pup called Boris.
Anne is a 1st Level Registered General Nurse, qualifying in 1983 and has over 37 years experience. The main part of her career was spent in the Acute Independent Sector where Anne worked at senior management and board level for a number of years.
Anne has clinical experience across all main specialties and has commissioned the building, staffing and operational procedures of a number of private sector hospitals and NHS Independent Sector Treatment Centres.
Anne has worked with the Care Quality Commission since 2012 as a Bank Inspector mainly undertaking inspections in Adult Social Care. She has also worked with CQC as a Specialist Advisor for Governance and General Nursing.
For the past couple of years Anne’s career has moved into Adult Social Care and Anne started work for Harbour Healthcare in May of 2019. Anne leads the Governance and Quality team in monitoring the standard of care being delivered and driving forward best practice innovation.
Prior to joining Harbour Healthcare, I have previously held senior People / HR roles in Healthcare, Financial Services, Digital/Tech and Manufacturing. I am experienced in heavily regulated Public and Private Sector environments across the UK and Europe with overall responsibility for HR and People Functions, teams, and their Service Delivery and People strategies. I enjoy both a hands-on and strategic role working with key stakeholders and partnering with Executive Board members and Senior Leadership teams to drive strategy and change in fast-moving, People-centric businesses, implementing a first-class approach to People functions.
Personally, I enjoy spending as much time as I can with my family including the cats! I have supported Wigan Athletic Football Club since 1990 and I also enjoy going to the gym, watching Mixed Martial Arts, and going Hiking.
I am Lee Riley-Owens and I am a Regional Manager for Harbour Healthcare. I currently oversee a portfolio of 6 homes in the North West.
I qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in 2008.
I have always worked in the care home sector and held positions as a Care Assistant, Register Nurse, Deputy Manager and Registered Home Manager I am proudly the Equality and Diversity lead for the company. I am proud to work for a company that recognises the importance of such a role and I am excited for what we can achieve as a company in the future.
I’m Ruth Roman, born and breed in the West Midlands currently living and working in the South West of England. I began working for Harbour Healthcare in 2018, bringing at that stage, 16 years of experience in the care sector with me. Beginning my career as a Health Care Assistant in a nursing home for older adults, I have a thorough understanding of what it takes to deliver good care to our residents. Throughout my career I have held various positions directly delivering care and managing care and nursing facilities.
Working as the Regional Manager covering South Wales, Somerset, and Devon for Harbour Healthcare keeps me busy and focused however, in my spare time I can usually be found taking our miniature schnauzer for long walks on the beach or helping my wife with her street food business – I never knew I would make a good sous chef, but she has taught me well!
I strive every day to ensure the work we do at Harbour Healthcare for our residents, is the best it can possibly be. From the selection of team members working with us, to the training everyone receives through to the environment our residents live in. I chose to work for Harbour Healthcare because of the family values, the wealth of experience and knowledge my colleagues in Harbour hold and the ethos of the company – to provide an excellent standard of care to our residents, treating them with complete dignity and respect.
YEARS IN BUSINESS