Welcome To The Team

At the Amesbury Abbey Group you will quickly notice the many benefits of choosing a company that is still owned and run by the children of the original founder.  The passion that drove Mary Cornelius-Reid AM MBE to create her first Nursing Home in 1972 has been passed on to us all and is clearly visible in everything we do.  You will notice that a large number of our managers and employees have been part of the business for many years, some over 30, making our team a true extension of the family in every respect and ensuring that the loving care and attention to detail, upon which Mary established the Group, endures.

Family members


Dr. Rosemary Reid

Mary Cornelius-Reid

Chairman

Rosemary is the eldest of the Cornelius-Reid 2nd generation and is a practicing Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. Her early interest in healthcare was stimulated by helping out within the nursing homes, involved in each of the early steps in their establishment. Her own children are in their teens and increasingly independent, which has allowed her to become progressively more active in the development of the family business; most recently becoming Chairman of the Amesbury Abbey Group. In addition to chairing monthly board meetings, Rosemary is a regular visitor to Group operations in the UK and Portugal and has responsibility for ongoing Group strategy. 


Naomi Cornelius-Reid

Dr. Rosemary Reid

Managing Director

Having been born at Winton House, the location of the Group’s first nursing home in Hampshire, Naomi has grown up with and been involved in the company all her life. Naomi has a wealth of experience having undertaken various roles within the Group, from front of house to facilities management and everything in between. She is absolutely passionate about the family business and now sits on the board as Managing Director, having overall responsibility for the day-to-day running of the Amesbury Abbey Group businesses in the UK and Portugal. Naomi is also the nominated individual, as required by the Care Quality Commission, for each of the Group’s registered operations.


David Cornelius-Reid

Operations Director

David has been involved in the family business from its very start in 1972. As a teenager, he could be found around Winton helping out where ever he could with the maintenance of the building. Today, David has operational responsibility for the UK homes and in addition sits on the Group board. Although based at Amesbury Abbey, he divides his time between each Group location and is a familiar face to all our residents. David holds an NVQ4 Registered Managers Award for care homes and has significant involvement with the Group’s extensive workforce. In his spare time, he is a semi professional photographer and has recently successfully exhibited his work.

Key Managers


Carolina Marques

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Home Manager 

Amesbury Abbey Nursing Home

 Carolina brings a wealth of clinical experience and leadership expertise to the Group having worked extensively in both hospitals and nursing home settings in Portugal and latterly in the UK as a Senior RGN and more recently Home Manager. Carolina's experience includes qualifications across a spectrum of care disciplines, including a SMART rehabilitation assessment qualification and a Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership for Health and Social Care. With a keen eye for relationships, efficiency and best practice, Carolina became Home Manager for Amesbury Abbey in 2019.


Kamala Limbu

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Registered Manager

Sutton Manor Nursing Home

Kamala has been part of the Amesbury Abbey Group for 19 years, including 14 as a Registered General Nurse. She gained considerable experience at both Winchester and Salisbury Hospitals, in conjunction with her initial duties within the Group, before moving to a full time role for 2 years as Deputy Manager at Winton House, followed by 3 further years as Registered Manager. Kamala took up her role as Manager at Sutton Manor in the Summer of 2012.


Denise Frana

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Registered Manager

Winton House Nursing Home

Since qualifying in 1993 Denise has worked a registered nurse, first in Milan before moving to England in 1999 - home of her inspiration, Florence Nightingale. During her career both in nursing and managerial positions, Denise has cared for people in many different environments including hospitals, care homes and in domiciliary settings. Denise joined the Amesbury Abbey Group in 2014 as nurse, before being appointed Manager in January 2019. In her own words, “Caring for Winton’s residents is the most rewarding job I have ever done; it truly fulfils my passion for nursing and I am so proud to make Winton a home for anyone who chooses to live here.”

Department Heads


James Hoare

James Hoare, Housekeeping Services Manager at The Amesbury Abbey Group

Group Housekeeping Services Manager, Amesbury Abbey Group

James joined Amesbury Abbey in 2006, initially as the Group Head Chef before promotion to Group Housekeeping Services Manager/Catering Manager. He initially trained at Guildford Technical College before moving to Zurich, Switzerland to gain experience. He has since held the post of Catering Manager / Director's Chef for Lloyds Abbey Life, before moving from London to Andover to set up and run a Restaurant in Clanville, then start a business running a busy kitchen with a brigade of 5 chefs. James' extensive restaurant experience ensures an exceptionally high quality of catering across the Group.


Sally Best

Sally Best, Finance Manager at The Amesbury Abbey Group

Finance Manager, Amesbury Abbey Group

Sally rejoined the Amesbury Abbey Group as Finance Manager in April 2016 bringing with her a wealth of experience having worked in finance for over 30 years.  Previous roles include Financial Accountant for a multi-national electronics company and Financial Controller for a local charity.  Sally has responsibility for the day-to-day running of the finance office & producing management and statutory accounts; she has a keen eye for detail and improving systems and processes.


Teresa Janes

Teresa Janes, Marketing Manager at The Amesbury Abbey Group

Head of Sales UK, Amesbury Abbey Group

Teresa joined the Amesbury Abbey Group in 2008 and is based at Sutton Manor. Teresa is Head of Sales UK within the Group. Teresa will be your first point of contact when making an initial enquiry, whether by phone or e-mail, ensuring that you gain all the assistance and support you require. 


Louise Burgess

Louise Burgess, Training Manager at The Amesbury Abbey Group

Training and Quality Manager, Amesbury Abbey Group

Louise has worked within the Health & Social care sector for 21 years, beginning work with the Amesbury Abbey Group in 1994. Encouraged by Mary Cornelius-Reid, Louise commenced further training, including N.V.Q’s in care, assessing & various teaching & people management qualifications, leading to Louise taking up the post of Group Training Manager in 2006.