Meet the team

Our trained team of professionals work together to create the best possible experience for those living in the home, striving to deliver excellent care services in a warm, homely environment. You can find out more about some of our wonderful staff members below:

Louise Martin

General Manager

Hi, my name is Louise and I am the General Manager of Cherry Trees. Welcome to our website!

As the General Manager, it is my aim is to ensure that our care services are delivered in a way that celebrates each person’s individuality. This could include personal one-to-one time with staff members when needed, regular visits from a chiropodist or just adhering to special dietary requirements.

Since I arrived in 2017, I have enjoyed watching Cherry Trees blossom into a very special place to live and I have lots more plans for the future.

My door is always open if you wish to discuss your care or that of a loved one and I look forward to meeting you soon.

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Maxine Byfield

Head of Memory Lane

My Name is Maxine and I have been in nursing for over 20 years. Since 2015, I have been supporting residents with dementia on a specialised dementia unit, which is something that I find very rewarding, as it allows me to have a positive input on the lives of residents. Memory Lane is an exciting and thought-provoking unit and I am honoured to be a part of the team here.

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Karen Hall


I have worked within the fonance customer service sector for over 30 years. My previous job entailed working within a specialised care environment. It was very rewarding and gave me the opportunity to be part of providing an element of care that was very important to the service users.

Barchester has an excellent reputation for its health care standards and the way in which it values its entire staff group. Training opportunities are available to all those who seek it and I am looking forward to developing and growing my skill set as the role demands.

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Dawn Shackles

Head of Activities

I joined Cherry Trees with a personal goal to enrich the lives and minds of a generation that deserves our care, consideration and compassion.

I feel a need to throw open the windows of their minds and flood it with light and fresh air; windows that may be clouded, shut or even locked by time or illness.

This is a new road for me; I came from a background entertaining children, so this is indeed a challenge, but it’s one I’m willing to give my all to.

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Seána Hume

Head Chef

I have been a Chef for over 11 years, working in restaurants, hotels and care homes. I joined Cherry Trees in August 2017, and shortly after became Head Chef. My team and I endeavor to provide excellent, nutritional meals for everyone we support. We recently achieved 5 stars from Environmental Health for our high standards of cleanliness and practice.

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Greg Wilks

Head of Maintenance

I have been with Cherry Trees for over 10 years and love working with residents and the team. I work alongside contractors, and I have learnt many new skills during my time with Barchester, which has developed my role in maintaining and developing Cherry Trees. I am always very positive and ready to help others, and I don’t like to stay still. I really enjoy being busy and I am always smiling.

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Maxine Hicken

Head of Housekeeping

Maxine will manage the housekeeping and laundry teams, ensuring that all areas of Cherry Trees are clean, tidy, presentable, as well as the residents clothing and bedding. The wellbeing of residents, guests and visitors is paramount for Maxine.

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