The Accedo name may be new but as a team we have worked together for a number of years. We have a wealth of knowledge and experience and a shared passion for delivering high quality care as well as the design and build of quality services.

Ruth Georgiou

Chief Executive Director

I’m a qualified nurse for people with a learning disability. With over 30 years’ experience in the field, I have worked in a variety of settings both within the NHS and Independent Sector. I have worked as a Ward Manager (NHS), Registered Home Manager (challenging behaviour services), set up specialist hospital services.

As a Director and Partner of Accedo, I’m responsible for the growth and development of the business, but most importantly, to ensure we follow our philosophy and commitment to our service user.

The five most important things to know about me

  1. As a child my favourite pet was my goat Lucy
  2. I cycled around Iceland on a mountain bike
  3. I got married in Las Vegas
  4. I have known the Directors of Accedo for more than 20 years (yes that means some members were very young when we first met)
  5. I used to live by the sea in Cornwall and had a pet dog who used to love surfing

Chris Collard

Finance Director

I’m delighted to be joining the team at Accedo as Financial Director. I’m a qualified accountant with many years’ experience working within the financial service industry at a senior level both within England and Europe

I share Accedo’s aim to ensure quality and best value to our customers, and to develop financially viable services in accordance to our customers’ needs and wishes.

I live in North London with my family and value our family time together. I’m a keen cyclist and avid Porsche fan.

The five most important things to know about me

  1. I have a passion for classic Porsches and belong to the Porsche club
  2. They say I look just like my caricature
  3. In my late teens I used to sing in a band called Avoc
  4. I’m fluent in Greek
  5. I can cook a mean BBQ

Louis G Sideras

Human Resource Director

I’ve been working in the care industry for around 8 years now. I started from grass roots level as a Care Worker which allowed me to gain the required knowledge necessary for making important management decisions, and how it would affect those directly providing our service. When the time was right, I transitioned into Compliance & Regulation where I became responsible for managing procedures and ensuring we met the relevant legislation as a Company. HR became a natural career move, and that’s where I’ve remained since; first as a Manager, and now as a Director.

I currently hold a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Management, as well as a CIPD qualification in Human Resource Management.

The five most important things to know about me

  1. I love to sky dive
  2. I support Manchester United Football Club
  3. I only eat organic food
  4. I have never been to a music concert
  5. I’m a bit of a gadget freak

Eleni Constantinou

Director

Eleni is a Director and Partner at Accedo and oversees the accounts, maintenance and the day-to-day administration for the business. Eleni is also
the friendly voice at the end of the telephone!

Eleni has been involved in several building projects; private residential, hospitals and residential care homes of which she liaises between architect and contractors. Having studied interior decoration and soft furnishings at university, Eleni has a real passion for this sector.

In her free time, Eleni is involved in a lot of charity work and has travelled to Indian to support an orphanage that she helped set up.

The five most important things to know about me

  1. I used to have a pet snake.
  2. Favourite past times include, eating out, sleeping & shopping!
  3. I have been involved in distributing Christmas shoe boxes in Montenegro.
  4. I’d like to do a sky dive but would be terrified.
  5. I hate waking up really early!

Rosemary Lepe

Senior Operational Manager (Registered Manager) 

I have over 20 years’ experience working within the care industry and am proficient in providing personal care to service users as well as developing innovative schemes and projects that help drive core business goals. I am a conscientious individual who excels in self-motivation and enhancing the skill set of teams. I have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, having worked alongside local government figureheads; delivering reports, gathering competitor knowledge and assisting with the tender process.

My experience with service users range from elderly care, adults with learning disabilities to autistic and mental health needs. All of which I have carried out in a professional manner demonstrating and maintaining high standards.

I have the ability to interpret Care Quality Commission’s requirements into workable systems in line with the organisation’s needs and am excellent in building professional relationships with all stakeholders, especially where there has been evidence of identified issues.

The five most important things to know about me

  1. I am social
  2. I am family orientated
  3. I am open hearted in helping others
  4. I have lots of positive energy
  5. I always have a smile on my face

Sophie de-Beck

Services Manager

I have a degree in mental health nursing, a teaching background, extensive experience in providing nursing care in NHS Mental Health Hospital and Community Dual Diagnosis Services, as well as managing Independent hospital and residential settings for people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour. I facilitate training programmes related to health and social care. I am well organised, versatile and a confident decision maker with attention to details, safely working under pressure to meet regulators and organisational deadlines.

I participate from time to time in auditing health and social care services with regards to compliance of their regulated activities.

  1. I have travelled extensively to Africa, Europe and the far East
  2. My 1st job was teaching
  3. I am a dressmaker and once owned a fashion boutique
  4. I love cooking and have learnt to cook continental and cultural meals
  5. I would like to own a dog

Iqra Tahlil

Services Manager

I have been working in the Health and Social Care Profession since 2010. I started as a part time care assistant supporting elderly service user individuals in their own home whilst studying my NVQs through apprenticeship programmes, as well as attending college for separate subjects.

I have held different leadership and management positions within the care industry with different organisations; including Accedo Care for the last 7 years supporting adults with learning disabilities, Autism, challenging behaviours and mental health conditions, as well as supporting elderly individuals diagnosed with mix of advanced/moderate dementia conditions and complex needs.

I am naturally an upbeat, enthusiastic and passionate person and I am specifically passionate about helping others. I am a passionate advocate of person-centred care and I encourage to support our service users in ways that respects their wishes, preferences and promotes their independence and empowers them to be able to realise their own potential as unique individuals.

Throughout my career so far, I have been studying whilst making progress in my profession and have completed my NVQ Level 5 in Health and Social Care at the end of 2017. I always have ideas to put forward in order to create an activity or make improvement in the services and I like to act on my ideas as soon as I have shared them with my management. I am an approachable and outgoing person, but firm to get things done to achieve outcomes. I love to inspire my staff teams and others around me to strive towards achieving positive outcomes in my services. I have volunteered for the British heart foundation-(charity shop) from 2010 till recently.

Five things about me

  1. I am naturally a compassionate, enthusiastic and passionate person
  2. I love spending time with my family and friends, going out for meals and visiting country-sides
  3. When communicating about subjects that I am passionate about; I tend to speak too fast at times
  4. I Like reading books and participating in inspiring programmes to develop my productivity/time management skills better both in my professional and personal life.
  5. I like listening to music as it helps me to get things out my mind.

Tochukwu Nwachuku

Services Manager

I am a supported living services manager; I oversee two services to ensure the progress and maintenance of quality standard in both services. I have planned, organised, hosted, attended, encouraged and contributed to the first ever fundraising event for one of the services.

I am the rising star of the company. I have been involved in construction and management of hospitality businesses.

Five things you need to know about me.

  1. I have a BSc in Physics and industrial physics
  2. I was an assistant superintendent of corps officer
  3. I have four children
  4. I hate swimming because I am afraid to go into the water
  5. In my spare time I study and watch documentaries based on natural reality