Meet the
team

Newlands Group’s success is a direct result of the experience and expertise of our team members. Their skills, knowledge and innovative ideas drive our group businesses forward and allow them to flourish.

As a diverse selection of businesses working across multiple sectors, the varied knowledge and background of the team is crucial in ensuring that the right support is provided at the right times.   

Senior Management

Phil Crowther
Phil Crowther

Chairman

As the Chairman of the Newlands Group, Phil Crowther believes that Integrity and Inclusivity are essential for fostering success. With over 20 years of operational success in Healthcare, Recruitment, Education and Commercial Property sectors, Phil draws on this extensive experience to guide the Newlands Group in the pursuit of professional success for both our staff and clients.

Lisa Spark
Lisa Spark

Managing Director

Managing Director, Lisa, is an experienced and driven professional with a wealth of business start-up experience. Lisa has extensive knowledge of HR, Accounts, Finance and Business Management.

Nicola Crowther
Nicola Crowther

Group Operations Director

Nicola has 25 years experience in sales, operational and customer experience roles. More recently, Nicola has focussed on project management, including business start ups, sales and marketing strategy and internal process review and refinement. In her role as Group Operations Director, Nicola uses her wealth of managerial skills and analytical thinking to promote operational effectiveness, efficiency and quality across the company. Nicola supports legislative and contractual compliance and drives continuous improvement.

Management Team

Steven Hutchinson
Steven Hutchinson

Regional Manager

Steven began his career as a Healthcare Assistant over 20 years ago and since then has progressed to the role of Registered Manager and more recently Regional Manager. Steven’s wealth of experience is second to none at supporting adults within both Domiciliary and Extra Care settings throughout the North East.

Stephen Belton
Stephen Belton

Business Manager

Stephen is a dedicated Business Manager with over 13 years of recruitment experience specialising in the Industrial, Transport, and Logistics sectors. With a genuine passion for his work, Stephen constantly seeks opportunities for growth and has cultivated a vast network of contacts and partnered with a wide range of clients, from large enterprises to SMEs.

Michelle Broom
Michelle Broom

Registered Manager

Michelle discovered her passion for care over 20 years ago and has never looked back. After entering the care sector as an administrator, Michelle progressed to hold the posts of Operations Manager and Area Manager in addition to several positions as the Registered Manager of a service regulated by the CQC.

Victoria Hubery
Victoria Hubery

Day Service Manager

Victoria's fresh approach to how we work and what we provide for our day care members is outstanding. Victoria maintains a strong focus on helping people to live healthy, fulfilling lives and is dedicated to our day care members being Independent, Successful and Creative.

Operations Team

Julie Shippey
Julie Shippey

Group Finance Manager

Julie has a wealth of experience which equips her with the skills to effectively oversee the entirety of Newlands Group’s finances. Julie’s background spans manufacturing, engineering and the NHS —ranging from local hospitals to community settings.

Helen Bartle
Helen Bartle

Operations Manager

Helen boasts over a decade of invaluable experience in recruitment, having served within both independent and global enterprises. Prior to joining us, she contributed her expertise to the financial services and insolvency sectors for several years. As the Group Operations Manager, Helen's profound insights and proficiency play a crucial role in enhancing efficiency and innovating our services.

Antony Lewis
Antony Lewis

Group Marketing Manager

Antony's extensive managerial journey, spanning over two decades, encompasses diverse domains such as recruitment, marketing, business development, account management, and website development. As Group Marketing Manager, Antony channels this wealth of expertise to propel our Newlands Group brands.

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