Well, to be precise, one month and one day at Care Matters! Simon joined us on September 7th, and today celebrates his first birthday as an official fixture in the Darlington office at Morton Palms. Following several years of working in marketing and communications roles in education, and for digital agencies in the North of England, he joins us with plenty of passion for care – and the region.
Just last week Simon was awarded his MA in Digital Media, Culture & Society, by the University of Brighton – so this is actually his second major celebration in the space of 7 days! Already enjoying applying his skills, education, and dedication to communications within the team, he’s looking eagerly forward to growing alongside the business, and promoting our care services in Darlington, Stockton, and surrounding areas.
More than anything though, Simon is really looking forward to getting to know the people who make Care Matters work:
“Although it’s naturally quite difficult to meet with our many carers who work across the region right now, I’m excited to get to know who they are and how they work over time,” he said. “In my personal life, I’ve seen the dedication of the care staff who helped my Grandparents through illness, and then end of life care, while providing reassurance and comfort throughout the family. I also have many friends who have worked in the sector for a long time, and their character and commitment to the work, with people young and old alike, is wonderful.”
“I’ve received the warmest of welcomes from people at every level of the business, and my wife has already noted how happy I am when I return home from work every night! Hopefully, I’ll be a fixture and face of the Care Matters team for many years to come.”
Joining us so soon after Rebecca, our new administrator, Simon is the latest welcoming addition to our growing teams in Darlington, Stockton, and out in the communities. If you or someone you know is keen to join us too, please visit and save our vacancies page in your browser.
Once again, Happy Birthday, and Welcome to the Team, Simon!