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Our team

Get to know the people behind Guardian Carers, who make leading care placements possible.


Vanessa Cook

Vanessa is the CEO of Guardian Carers and Little Ones, a leading UK nanny agency. Growing up in a family that has been in the care industry for generations, she has witnessed from a young age the positive impact of care solutions for seniors. Vanessa is responsible for the leadership and day-to-day management of the operations and resources for both companies. Unlike most CEO’s, Vanessa has a great impact on many corporate areas of Guardian Carers.She keeps a close relationship with the team, offers guidance and helps to maintain synergy within our services. Most importantly, she is building both companies to be leaders in their respective industries.

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Managing Director

Renate Winkler

Renate launched her career by working in the domestic staffing industry for four years. She effectively placed candidates in the UK as well as on a global scale in countries such as Switzerland and Saudi Arabia. Presently, Renate oversees all of the Guardian Carers services, including developing new services. Through hard work and commitment, she has developed the skills of an expert in recruitment. She is dedicated to matching our clients with the most suitable and experienced carers. Her attention to every single detail has led to the building of trustworthy, enjoyable and long-term companionships.

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Business Manager

Emilio Melella

Emilio began his career recruiting for University College Hospital and Macmillan Cancer Centre. He moved up the ranks to Principal Consultant and then brought his experience and energy to Guardian Carers as Business Manager. Emilio is a goal-oriented person, who at the same time cares about creating close connections with our carers. Client satisfaction is also paramount to him. What motivates him every day is seeing how care can make an impact on a person’s life, seeing this firsthand in his family.He ensures 100% transparency throughout the recruitment process so that our clients can end up with a carer who matches their needs completely.

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Business Manager

Laeticia Zoro Bi Bah

Laeticia began working in the care sector with our sister company Little Ones. She started off as a Recruitment Consultant and was quickly promoted to Senior Consultant. In less than a year she became Recruitment Manager.Laeticia is a great asset to our team. She possesses many skills, most notably speaking four languages, which she has brought over to Guardian Carers when she took on the role of Business Manager.She loves talking to carers on a daily basis and always matching the best carers with our clients. What drives her day by day is knowing that her work makes a difference in people’s lives.

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Recruitment Consultant

Emma Ahlen

Emma worked in the luxury retail environment for more than 6 years, where she actively recruited and managed personnel. She joined Guardian Carers as she wished to focus more on the recruiting side of things and work closer with people.As a recruitment consultant, she enjoys that there is a new challenge every day. Working closely with the team is one of her favourite parts of the role. She believes that the team dynamic helps out in our success.Emma loves matching clients with the right carers and helping them build long-lasting relationships. Seeing clients and carers find each other is a motivator in her work.

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Marketing Assistant

Diana Roman

Diana originally specialised in Journalism before shifting her interest to marketing for Guardian Carers. Day to day she uses her creativity to promote Guardian Carers in the most effective way in the media, across our website and all our social media platforms.She loves coming up with new ideas for Guardian Carers. Producing informative and innovative content is key to her, as well as developing new relationships with other eminent individuals and organisations.What is most important to her is that both our carers and clients connect and understand our message, and are able to benefit from our services easily and seamlessly.

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