Guardian Carers Feature on BBC News London

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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Operations Director

Nicholas Bowen

Nick brings 15 years of recruitment management experience to his role. His defining work ethic qualities are his honesty, optimism, and passion. These drive his belief in Guardian Carers’ potential for excellence through persistent goal pursuit. Guardian Carers was founded in response to the growing need for in-home care, particularly in creating UK job opportunities and assisting clients in the challenging domestic recruitment process. Nick contributed to the inception of the company back in 2018. His personal experience with his father’s battle with dementia fuels his commitment to enhancing the quality of life for vulnerable seniors.

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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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Senior 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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Senior Recruitment Consultant

Sunshine Calero

Sunshine is all about connection, as she has always been a people person. From owning her own Hospitality business to working alongside her family, she gives 110%. She has a strong work ethic and considers herself a perfectionist, passionate about completing every task or challenge to the best of her abilities. Sunshine has thrived within the Recruitment team at Guardian Carers. Her commitment to her role, her clients and candidates has not gone unnoticed - from Associate Consultant to Senior Recruiter.

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Associate Consultant

Shanice Meunier

Shanice is a devoted member of our team. She previously worked at a French outsourcing call centre, meaning her telephone presence is outstanding. Shanice enjoys the diversity of the role and the fairness we give every candidate and client. She finds it rewarding making people’s lives better and helping them in their every day life. She wanted to join Guardian Carers due to the fantastic team of strong and empowered women and thus found her passion for recruitment.

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Marketing Manager

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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Marketing Assistant

Faith McNamara

Faith is a dedicated and results-driven Marketing Assistant at Guardian Carers. Her scriptwriting and filmmaking background infuses creativity, crafting captivating narratives and visuals. She merges storytelling with marketing expertise for engaging, informative content that resonates.With her passion for connecting people to ideas through social media, and her knack for understanding analytics and data, Faith is a dynamic and creative force in the content creation world. Faith wholeheartedly believes in the mission of Guardian Carers, which is to provide compassionate and professional care for individuals in need.

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