Business Woman Awards 2017

18 Corporate Vision / BusinessWomen Awards 2017 , NurtureCare is a specialist care provider who cares for children and young adults with complex health needs, life limiting conditions and sadly for some childrenwho are at the end of their lives. We invited Angela Stewart to tell us more about the organisation and what it does to help its clients. Child Support Business Leader of the Year - Midlands Established over three years ago, NurtureCare provides specialist trained carers and nurses to help them care for their loved ones at home on a long-term basis or during an emergency and this brings comfort and reassurance to these families. Angela describes her role within the company, how she adapts to each case and involves herself personally with the patient and the family, and explains how she leads by example, ensuring staff follow suit. “As founder and CEO of NurtureCare, I need to be at the heart of our service delivery. With over 30 years nursing experience, I still feel the desire to roll my sleeves up and be in contact with families, therefore as well as having my managerial responsibilities, it is important that I am a role model for all my staff, ensure that the quality and standard for the company is embedded in the team’s ethos. “Essentially, the inspiration behind my company was to offer a unique way providing care within families’ homes, to provide rapid response to the acute service and to provide a home from home respite service with some charity elements attached.” Women do not always find it easy to break through in certain industries, and so when discussing what advice she would give to other women looking to be successful, Angela notes that women must be prepared to make sacrifices and have the self- confidence to go far. “Regarding the advice I would give to women looking to succeed, they need to expect to work hard and take risks. There will be struggles with family life, failing, having criticisms, disappointment, being rejected, and having doubts within yourself but the key to it all is having the strength to take risks. Women must stay with their beliefs and receive strong support from their family and the team around you.” Looking to the future, Angela is optimistic as she discusses her aims for both NurtureCare and her personal career. “Moving forward, my plan is to continue to lead in power, support and help the families within and beyond the East Midlands. Additionally, I want to use my years of experience to take children and young people’s care into the future.” Company: NurtureCare Contact: Angela Stewart Contact Email: [email protected] Address: Unit 3 Parklane Business Park Park Lane, NG6 0DW Phone: 07842074280 BW170009