The Management team consists of:
Robert Gray – Chairman
Robert started the group with his wife, Cherry in 2002. This year, he has finally allowed himself to take a step back from a day-to-day active role in the company, but is still very much involved in the overall management. It is important to him that the Group keep the ethos that he and Cherry have instilled in all the homes.
Tori Gray – General Manager
Tori is Robert and Cherry's daughter and first joined the team in 2006 as temporary Administration Assistant. After a few breaks to gain more business experience whilst remaining a Director of the Company, Tori re-joined as General Manager in 2016, allowing Robert to relinquish day-to-day operational management of the Group.
Karen Dykes – Matron & Registered Manager
After graduating from Plymouth and Exeter University in 1996 Karen secured her first nursing position at Torbay Hospital caring for pre and post operation patients on a busy trauma and orthopaedic ward. This clinical role involved many aspects of care across all ages and Karen invested much of her own time in furthering her clinical understanding and knowledge including completing a second degree in Diabetes.
Having established a reputation in the local community for her exceptional level of care and expertise, Karen was offered a position by GrayAreas and she quickly progressed on to a senior role at Mount Olivet Nursing Home as Clinical Lead Nurse, progressing to Matron and General Manager
Karen's interest in clinical training and education has enabled her to manage the in-house training needs of the GrayAreas Care team as well as the clinical audit requirements of the business ensuring that each care home manager is fully compliant when inspected by our regulators.
Karen's love for her role may be summed up by a recent statement in which she said, “I feel privileged to be involved with this chapter in our residents lives and strive for myself and the team to ensure the residents in our care maintain their independence, personality, privacy, dignity and respect”
The home is owned by and operates as a division of a management company which is the "Registered Provider", GrayAreas Limited, registered in England No. 04427026 whose head office and registered address is Mount Olivet Nursing Home, 2 Great Headland Road, Paignton TQ3 2DY. Mr. Gray is majority shareholder and is the "Responsible Person". These registrations are current and in effect with the Care Quality Commission.