Senior Leadership Team

Tim Cocking

Founder and Managing Director

Tim founded Bright Care in 2009, with a desire to build a company where people love what they do, love who they work with and believe in the business they work for. Inspired by the successes and challenges of a family journey to provide care for a much loved elderly family member Bright Care was founded.

The vision was that with the right foundations and resources in place, everyone can live out their later years, with peace, security and purpose, in the comfort of their own home. He opened many successful branches throughout Scotland before moving, with his wife and three daughters, to Surrey to establish Bright Care in England. As Founder and Managing Director, Tim works tirelessly to ensure Bright Care continues to deliver care at home as it should be.

In his spare time, Tim enjoys sailing, climbing and spending time with his family.

Lindsay McClive

Head of Operations

As Head of Operations, Lindsay oversees the care delivered by each of the Bright Care branches. She ensures all relevant compliance and protocols are adhered to and that Bright Care is always delivering exceptional care.

Based in Cranleigh, Lindsay enjoys gardening and going for walks with her dog.

Shona Whiteley at Bright

Shona Whiteley

Head of Finance

Shona is Head of Finance at Bright Care.

In her spare time she enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee.

Nick Candler

Non Executive

Nick has been a non exec with Bright care since 2021, solving strategic problems, setting clear paths to success and ensuring delivery with a trust based approach. He is especially capable at helping entrepreneurial companies sustain growth without compromising core values. He believes in encouraging growth and innovation through the excellent execution of focused plans led by empowered confident people.

Nick worked at Pret a Manger from 2006-2017 as CFO and then COO and is currently also co-Chair of Cook Trading, one of the UK’s leading B Corps and CPJ Field, one of the UK’s oldest family companies. He has also been a trustee of Project Art Works since 2004 and Chair since 2010.

Nick lives near Haywards Heath with his wife and has two grown up daughters and enjoys tennis.

Support Staff

Nichola Tyson

Training Manager / Head of Bright Care Training Academy

As head of the Bright Care Training Academy, Nichola has a drive and vision to enhance all internal carer and manager training while also providing training and workshops for clients and their friends and family.

Based in Perth, Nichola creates fully flexible and accessible training including specialist workshops around dementia to help support your loved ones.

Nichola has a 6 month old daughter and enjoys family time with her loved ones.

Carolyn Costley

Marketing Manger

Carolyn has worked for Bright Care since 2020, initially as a Designer and more recently as Marketing Manager. She ensures Bright Care's successes are shared and clients have all the information they need to make informed decisions about the best possible care.

Carolyn lives with her husband and three children in Edinburgh and enjoys painting, reading and runs with friends.

Sheena Wooldridge

Payroll Administrator

Sheena started work with Brightcare in 2012 as a live in carer. In September 2015 she moved to do payroll for the Bright Care branches.

Sheena has 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Her hobbies include Scrabble and doing jigsaws and puzzles.

Rebecca Newton

Finance Support

Rebecca joined Bright Care in 2014 and has worked supporting the branches in various roles. Since 2021 she has provided financial support to Bright Care in the Finance Assistant role.

Rebecca is married to Russell and they have 2 young children. Together they enjoy food with friends and exploring the beaches and countryside around the Lothians.

Jodie Hope

Recruitment Administrator

Jodie previously worked in Bright Care's Edinburgh office, but left in 2014 to start a family. She re-joined the team in 2023 overseeing Recruitment for all Bright Care branches. Jodie is married to Jordan and has 2 children, and enjoys music and rugby.
Karen Tougher

Karen Togher

Staff Trainer

Karen started with Bright Care in February 2021 as a part-time carer in Perth. She hadn't worked in care prior to joining Bright Care so it was a new opportunity and a new learning experience. Previously, Karen had been working in the retail sector as a Manager and then laterally as a Learning and Development Manager. When she first started with Bright Care, Karen had looked into the values of the company and really liked the focus on companionship as the people aspect was one of the things she enjoyed most in her previous role. Karen worked as a carer for 2 and half years until the opportunity came along for the Staff Trainer role. Karen is so excited to be working to help train current and future generations of carers within Bright Care.

Karen is married with a daughter and fur baby. She loves movies, arts and crafts, holidays and enjoys family time and time with friends.

Meet the Teams in our Local Branches