Careline Lifestyles, one of the UK’s leading providers of nursing and residential care, has welcomed a new team member into the fold this month.

Jeanette Hennessey is Careline’s new finance manager and was attracted to work for the company because of its family-centred ethos.

The company, which has nine care homes throughout the North East, specialises in quality care for people with acquired brain injuries, learning and physical disabilities, and neurological challenges as well as providing residential and social care for the elderly.

Jeanette joins the family-run business to assist with the company’s finances in a time of growth for Careline. Born in Capetown but brought up and now living in Stocksfield near Hexham, Jeanette has always enjoyed working for family businesses.

Jeanette said: “I need to be surrounded by like-minded people who challenge me on a daily basis. I thrive in a fast-paced environment and work best when surrounded by a team that shares my devotion and desire to grow. A family business does just that. It grows with you.

“My own family means the world to me and I’ve predominantly worked for family-run businesses in the past. At Careline it’s so obvious that people care about each other as well as about our residents. I was also attracted by the fact that Careline is one of the 50 fastest growing companies in the North East and I love working in such a dynamic yet caring industry.”

Jeanette is based at Careline Lifestyle’s head office in the centre of Newcastle and will work with the finance team there. She’s currently studying towards her qualification with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Chief Executive Officer of Careline Lifestyles, Rahul Sharma, said “Jeanette was brought into the team because of her experience and to bring the financial aspect of the company into the modern digital age. She’ll also be a fresh pair of eyes to help streamline procedures and enable us to take on more acquisitions. Jeanette is a very welcome addition to the Careline family.”

Jeanette’s previous career history includes work with a family-run firm of architects, Milligans Bakery and Cramlington-based Tommee Tippee.