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Guardian Carers Directors' Profiles

The directors of Guardian Carers have between them more than 40 years of rich experience in the recruitment and care industries. They are thus using these experiences to bring Guardian Carers to the forefront of the care industry.

We believe in empowering our clients with independence. We understand it's your home, your care, your choice.
- Vanessa Cook, CEO

Vanessa Cook - CEO

Vanessa is the CEO for Guardian Carers and Little Ones. Growing up in a family that has been in the care industry for generations, she has since a young age, witnessed the positive impact of care solutions for seniors.

Vanessa is responsible for the leadership and day-to-day management of the operations and resources of both companies. Unlike most CEO’s, Vanessa has a great impact on many corporate areas as she keeps a close relationship with consultants, offers guidance and helps to maintain synergy within our services. She is, more importantly, bringing both companies to be leaders in their respective industries.

Renate Winkler - Managing Director

Renate began her career by working in the Domestic staffing industry for 3 years where she effectively placed candidates in the U.K as well as on a global scale with placements in countries such as Switzerland and Saudi Arabia.

Presently, Renate oversees all of the carer services, including developing new services at Guardian Carers. Through hard work and commitment, she has developed the skills of an expert in recruitment and 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.

Nick Bowen - Director

Nick is presently the managing director of Little Ones, a recruitment firm and sister company of Guardian Carers. He started his professional career as a policeman and shifted to the recruitment industry, bringing along a passion for caring and helping others. Over the last nine years, he has professionally and successfully worked through the ranks, starting as a consultant and rising to become the managing director of Little Ones. Little Ones is now seen as one of London’s leading domestic staffing agency.

He has worked towards the profitable growth and operation of the company.

Neville Cook - Non-executive Director

Neville who is based in New Zealand previously worked for several years for high-end hotel and apartment developers. Currently, he is the Property Director for NSI Management and additionally responsible for the Cook Family aged care and property investments. He was Development Director of LifeCare Residences for nine years and successfully delivered flagship assets Remuera Rise in New Zealand and Battersea Place in London. Neville's wealth of experience has endowed him with a deeper sense of understanding of the care sector and as such he serves in an advisory role.



Guardian Carers have been so helpful finding us a carer for my mother. She is extremely independent and guardian carers have helped give us the reassurance that she has someone there to help her if...
12 Jun 2018


I phoned in on Monday in a panic as the Carer we had just hired for my uncle canceled on us. Renate our consultant was very helpful she immediately sent over two candidates for us to interview. The...
11 Feb 2018

Emma Lewis

I hired an excellent Carer for my Husband through them. The carer also helps around the house which has been a big help for us. They were the only agency that allowed me to interview and meet the...
10 Jun 2018


Superb customer service. Staff are exceptionally friendly. They have a good range of carers to choose from.
06 Jun 2018


Very pleased with the service. They found us an excellent Turkish and English speaking Carer Housekeeper. We have struggled to find someone bilingual before.
01 Jun 2018

Mariana Canguia

Guardian Carers offers a very good service, I have used and I was very happy with their service as they met all my expectations. So I do recommend :) :)
01 Jun 2018

Millicent A

My friend recommended the agency to me and I am glad I paid them a visit. I just started a new job through them. Can't thank them enough.
31 May 2018

Mercy N W

Guardian Carers were able to find my Dad the right Carer Housekeeper. My dad was initially very hesitant to have any help. Our consultant offered to meet with him. She explained the benefits and...
30 May 2018

R Blumstein

Guardian carers have been brilliant in helping me find two Carers for my parents who are based in Switzerland. We interviewed 5 candidates through them before making a decision. They made sure to...
30 May 2018

Aridath Oketokoun

Very good service
30 May 2018
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