During April many of the staff in our homes and projects have been saying goodbye to Stephen Johnson, Catholic Care’s Finance Director and he finally said goodbye to us all on 29th April. Stephen, who joined the Charity seven years ago, was responsible for all financial matters, property, IT and health & safety. He was a frequent visitor in many of our homes and well known to staff and the people we care for and support alike. At head office he was known for his dry humour and jokes, which at least he always found funny. He was a well respected and trusted member of the senior management team. Stephen was presented with 6 bottles of champagne, his favourite tipple, from the head office staff and of course what every accountant needs; a new calculator. Stephen has now taken up his new post as Finance Director for the Blessed Christopher Wharton Catholic Academy Trust. As he left, Carol Hill, Director of Catholic Care, expressed her sincere thanks for his support and all he had done for Catholic Care and wished him well in his new position.
We are very pleased to welcome to Catholic Care and say hello to Craig Beedle, the charity’s new Financial Accountant. Craig is a chartered accountant with nearly 20 years experience in senior financial roles. He trained with Deloitte and went on to be the finance director for a £150m turnover food wholesale business. Craig says he was delighted when the opportunity arose at Catholic Care as it allows him to live out his faith by using his skills to contribute to helping the more vulnerable and disadvantaged members of our community.