You could say they are a caring family…
Meet the Ashwells, of Ashwell Home Care Services, Malvern, as they welcome the latest member to join the family business.
Matt Ashwell has recently joined his parents, Phil and Debbie Ashwell, founders of Ashwell Home Care Services, and his sister, Emily Ashwell, who works as a care companion for the Malvern-based company. Matt has come into the business as an HR apprentice, building on his passion for equality and fair rights for employees.
Matt began his apprentice scheme in February this year through Nemaltd, the North East Management Academy. This allows him to train while working towards gaining a Level 3 NVQ in HR. Matt says, “I am delighted for this opportunity to work in the care sector and keep up the high standard of employment values that Ashwell is renowned for.” Ashwell is known for the high level of respect they have for their employees. Every member of staff is made to feel valued and recognised for the work that they do.
Sensibly, Matt decided to move out from his parent’s home when he began working in the family business. He sees a different side to his parents in work. Matt says, “they are much more relaxed at home. In the office, I can see how hard they strive to provide the very best care for their clients.” They make an effort to keep work at work so that every family occasion doesn’t simply turn into a business meeting!
Ashwell Home Care Services provides at-home care services for people in and around the Malvern area. The head office is located near the Three Counties showground in a rural business park. From here the team coordinates their care companions around the surrounding areas.
Despite only having been with the business for a short while, Matt already has big ambitions, “I want to help Ashwell to be the number one care agency in the West Midlands,” says Matt, “or at least number one in Worcestershire.” Ashwell is already gaining an impressive reputation in and around Malvern, both from their clients and their employees, and they are a top-ranking care agency on the national website homecare.co.uk.
Matt loves recruiting care companions into the family firm. Ashwell is committed to finding the right people for the job, on average they interview 10 candidates for one successful role. If you are interested in a rewarding job for a company that values you, take note of Matt’s top tip. “Be yourself. There is no point in going to an interview with a fake character.”
Demand for home care is increasing, and the team at Ashwell is constantly recruiting good people to care for their clients. Matt is thoroughly enjoying working in the care sector in his family business. If you are looking for home care for yourself or a family member, Ashwell Home Care Services is always on the end of the phone for a friendly informal chat about care, simply call 01684 778750. If you are interested in a rewarding vocation in the care sector, please call the head office and speak to Matt on 01684 778750.