Edinburgh businesswoman Jane Perry is on track to create 114 jobs in two years.
Jane will mark her Bluebird Care office’s second birthday by expanding into the north of the city and creating a further 40 jobs.
She currently employs 64 care workers and office staff at the Castlebrae Business Centre, providing care at home in the South of Edinburgh. Jane will run open and run her second Bluebird Care office from the same premises – before opening a satellite office in the north of the city as the business expands.
A full-time foster carer for children, Jane is well used to the concept of putting something back into the community and knows people of all ages want to live in a caring, home environment.
She said, “It’s been a remarkable two years, particularly as we’ve been trading in difficult
economic circumstances as a result of global recession.
“We were awarded the "Best newcomer award" at the Bluebird conference in late 2008 and last year we were awarded the "Best Company Newcomer of the Year award 2009" at the Scottish Care at Home awards ceremony. This was in recognition of the special personal customer-centred service we offer, where we go out of our way to give people the care packages which are individually tailored to their exact needs.
“We are very proud of our team of carers who have a diverse range of experience and skills. We are constantly receiving glowing feedback from customers, extremely happy with the services they provide.
As a further mark of Jane’s team’s success, care manager Gail Syratt is now in the running for this year’s Care Manager of the Year Award at the Scottish Care at Home Awards ceremony on Friday, May 28.
A trained nurse, Gail said, “All my previous roles have been in customer facing environments. I have always done my very best to surpass customer expectations, to go that extra mile. Providing care particularly for older people is something I feel passionate about as this is often a neglected service.
“I want to ensure the staff I recruit would be capable of to caring for my own mother. It is my responsibility to ensure only the very best candidates pass our rigorous screening process. I joined Bluebird Care because I knew the organisation was offering customers something different to its competitors. That something is a compassionate and professional service; something I am proud to be part of.