We are thrilled to announce that Managing Director, Natasha Lazovic, has reached the final of the Social Care Leadership Awards 2022. She has been shortlisted in the prestigious Executive Care Home Leader category.
Organised by Care Talk magazine, the Social Care Leadership Awards are designed to showcase excellence in senior leadership in the social care sector. The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square on Wednesday 19th October 2022.
Originally from Serbia, Natasha trained as a nurse and came to the UK in 1994, achieving her UK registration in 1996. She has always had a passion for caring and worked her way up through the ranks with experience in several care settings, including working in both the NHS and the private sector in various parts of the UK and London. In 2000 she decided to go into the care sector and became first Deputy Manager, then General Manager before being promoted to Regional Director. She joined Barchester in 2014 in charge of 10 homes and hasn’t looked back, progressing to Senior Regional Director and then Divisional Director. She is now Managing Director of Barchester’s South Division looking after 80 homes, a role she relishes.
Natasha said: “I was so shocked when I heard I had been short-listed, I had no idea I had even been nominated! I feel very proud to be a finalist, it makes me feel rather emotional actually, and it is lovely to be recognised for doing the job I love. I guess it means I must be doing something right! I’m touched that people took the time to nominate me and very thankful indeed.”
Dr Pete Calveley, CEO of Barchester, commented: “This nomination is very well deserved. I have had the pleasure of knowing and working alongside Natasha for over 17 years. She is exceptionally hard-working and dedicated to her teams and residents. She is an incredible leader and already very much a winner in my eyes.”