Meet the Team

As a team dedicated to the support of people with learning disabilities we understand the importance of delivering the best care and support: to treat a person as an individual with respect and sensitivity in a way that is tailored to them. Meet the management team that makes it happen.

Dr Gurpreet Takhar MB BS MD

Chief Executive Officer

Senior Manager - find out more

As a Senior Manager, Gurpreet is committed to taking NobleCare forward as a leading specialist provider of care for people with learning disabilities. Gurpreet has led the organisation since 2006, during which time it has grown steadily, adding five residential services and linked supported living services. Gurpreet previously practiced as a GP and worked in mental health for 20 years. Gurpreet regards his primary challenge as developing the quality of NobleCare’s services. He says, “We have demonstrably excellent outcomes and the teamwork here is second to none.” He received his Masters in Business Administration from INSEAD

Driving Song: One Vision by Queen

Mick Callaghan

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Operations Manager - find out more

Mick has over 30 years of experience of managing both residential care and supported living services for people with a learning disability. Mick began his career working as a support worker for a small charity organisation before moving on to work for one of the leading housing & care providers in the west midlands where he worked for over 25 years. He had various roles in this company as a Registered Manager with CQC and Locality Manager for services in and around the Birmingham and Solihull area. Mick’s previous services had a reputation for delivering high quality, innovative, service user led support that promoted each individuals potential.

Mick says “Giving people the opportunity to have choice and control over the things that are important to them encourages people to achieve positive outcomes because they are able to live the life they want”.

Driving song – “With a little help from my friends” – Joe Cocker

Martyn Crookston

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Registered Home Manager - find out more

As a registered manager, Martyn has been part of NobleCare since its inception and continues to support people with a diverse range of disabilities and needs. He trained and qualified as a nurse which was followed by a 12 year spell in HM Forces. Martyn returned to the care profession in 1993 and has since worked for Scope and as a deputy manager for large care company where he successfully passed his C&G Advanced Management for Care with distinction.  Martyn manages two NobleCare homes. He uses his passion for photography to great effect, including the many images on this website.

Driving Song: Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) by Jimi Hendrix

Erika Lane

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Registered Home Manager - find out more

Erika joined NobleCare in 2015 after gaining knowledge and experience in both residential care and supported living settings. Her role is to lead the team at Noble Grange to provide an outstanding quality of care. She prides herself on having an intricate knowledge of every service user she supports and believes that a good day at work is a day lived well.

Erika has a Registered Managers Award and an NVQ Level 4 in Health & Social Care as well as a Counselling Certificate.

She says “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do.  Strength comes from overcoming the things you thought you couldn’t”.

Driving Song: Heather Peace – Fairytales

Tracy Jenkins

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Registered Home Manager - find out more

Tracy joined NobleCare in 2008 after working in the care sector for 6 years. Tracy initially commenced work as a Life Skills Officer and was a two time winner of the NobleCare Care Contribution Award. She brings enthusiasm and energy to her role and progressed through the organisation to become a Registered Manager in 2013. She currently supports adults with very complex needs. Tracy says “I get great satisfaction from care plan reviews, when it is clear that the person has made great progress and has been empowered to fulfil their goals”.

Driving Song: Cavalleria Rusticana – Intermezzo by Pietro Mascagni

Kate Clayton

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Operations Manager - find out more

As Operations manager, Kate works alongside  Brona and is responsible for operational matters at NobleCare. Kate has recently joined us having previously worked for a large well-known Midlands care provider.  Kate began her career at a registered care home for adults with learning disabilities and progressed to become a registered manager for complex LD and mental health services.  She has over 20 years experience, skills and knowledge that she brings to the senior management team at NobleCare

She says  “good communication is the key to doing things well. Put the person first -they should be at the centre of everything we do”.

Driving Song: Fields of Gold by Sting

Brona Doyle

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Head of Care Referrals - find out more

As Head of Operations & Business Development, Brona is responsible for all operational and relationship matters at NobleCare. Brona joined us in 2009 having spent a 30 year career supporting people with a learning disability. She has earned a reputation as an accomplished professional and 100% of her services are fully compliant with CQC Standards. She began her career at a registered care home for 15 children and adults with learning disabilities and progressed to become a registered home manager for a large well-known care provider.  She says “ In truth I fell into care but enjoyed it from day one. I love the look on the face of a person we look after when they realize they have found somewhere they love living”

Driving Song: Lifted by The Lighthouse Family

Christine Ward

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Registered Home Manager - find out more

As an experienced residential manager, Christine is committed to the care of her residents and equipping with them with life-skills that support their progress.

Christine has over 20 years experience in the care sector working with adults with learning disabilities. Christine is qualified to RMA level 5 HNC in social care, a BILD accredited NVCI instructor for many years and holds a PEEPS teaching qualification.  She says “seeing the difference our care makes to a person each day drives me and our team to make the next day better than the one before”.

Driving Song: People Like Us by Kelly Clarkson

Emma Selwood

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Head of HR and Admin - find out more

Emma joined NobleCare in 2012, following her role as Chief Administration Officer at a charity.  Emma started work in healthcare following a period of working in HR roles within the financial recruitment and advertising industries. Working in partnership with care home and service managers, Emma is responsible for the delivery of HR strategy at NobleCare. This helps to support the people we care for and ensures all staff are equipped to deliver exceptional care. Emma’s role also ensures that all people policies and procedures are applied consistently and fairly across the organisation.

Driving Song: Happy by Pharrell Williams

Kam Takhar FCA CFA

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Finance Manager - find out more

As Finance Manager,  Kam is committed to ensuring sufficient investment is made in people and infrastructure to deliver the highest levels of care to the people we support.  Kam joined us in 2006 after a 10 year career working in senior financial positions for companies in New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong and London. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Driving Song: Rolling in the Deep by Adele