THE new manager at Maiden Castle House, a Care South home in Dorchester, has risen through the ranks.
Ashley Smith, who started work in the care industry as a care assistant at the home over 11 years ago, has been promoted from acting home manager to home manager.
Care South chief executive Simon Bird said: “We are very pleased that Ashley has been promoted at Care South’s Maiden Castle House care home. He brings a wealth of experience and knows the home very well after starting his care career at the home.
“Ashley has invaluable skills and has demonstrated his ability to manage a successful business in the care industry. His experience and knowledge are very beneficial for residents and staff at this wonderful home, and we have enjoyed seeing Ashley develop and drive Maiden Castle House to where it is now. We look forward to seeing him flourish in his new role as home manager.”
Ashley added: “There is nothing better than seeing happy residents, and the memories and friendships you make with them.
“Every day I look forward to challenges the day may bring – I have worked here for a third of my life, so I am particularly passionate about the home continuing to be as successful as possible.
“I am a positive person that is always looking forward to the future and all the exciting journeys you can embark on.”
Ash is a proud dad to twins, Archie and Myla, and is a keen runner and sports person.
Maiden Castle House provides residential, respite and dementia care to residents.