By providing a genuinely pleasurable, life-enriching environment, family and friends can enjoy being together for new chapters of life’s story.
Senior Management Team
Leading our senior care teams and a trained nurse by background, Caroline’s focus is to ensure that we stand at the forefront in expert nursing and dementia care. Caroline has worked in partnership with a panel of industry experts to draft KYN’s policies and procedures.
Caroline NaidooOperations Director
Gemma has a real passion for people and is determined to create the very best teams. Her work in building the KYN culture puts her in a unique position to develop the KYN brand. Gemma has worked for leading brands including Pret a Manger, Restaurant Associates and DHL.
Gemma BoltonPeople, Marketing and Brand Director
Jeremy brings the discreet and elegant service you would expect to find in five-star hotels to all our homes.
His career has spanned over 30 years in hospitality, beginning in London’s most prestigious residence before taking on senior management roles in some of London's finest hotels.
Jeremy HopkinsHospitality and Procurement Director
David started his career in land buying after studying Urban Planning & Management at The University of Nottingham. He brings to KYN over 20 years of experience in the property industry, specialising in retirement living and elderly care and is focused on sourcing exceptional buildings for our care home portfolio.
David RoeOrigination, Land and Planning Director
Leading the technology function at KYN, Rachel is passionate about technology and data within social care. She ensures KYN paves the way with new technologies and innovations that will improve the outcomes and experiences of our residents at KYN.
Rachel SmithDirector of IT
James began his career as an engineer before moving into project management. He has successfully delivered more than 40 new build, renovated residential care homes and independent living units.
He oversees each KYN home through to its successful completion and ensures our beautiful homes are finished to a high standard.
James GantProperty Director
As People Partner, Claire is responsible for our employee engagement agenda, ensuring that our teams are happy, committed and feel valued, as well as ensuring that we offer an industry-leading reward and recognition package.
Claire's has a wealth of experience from a wide range of industries meaning that she has a well-rounded approach to our people strategy.
Claire Boog-AllanPeople Partner
Our Trusted Partners
To fulfil our mission of providing exquisite care with love, KYN only collaborates with the best people and enterprises. Crucially, our carefully selected partners care as deeply as we do about enriching the lives of our residents and helping us to create safe, beautiful, and uplifting environments imbued with love and warmth.
We commissioned leading British interior designer, Nina Campbell, to provide our décor. Her signature style of comfort and elegance not only provides reassuring beauty but also gives our residents a vital sense of belonging.
In each of our homes, you will find chic and authentic spaces with sofas designed for spending long, cosy hours with a book; vibrant fabrics; artful wallpapers; and ambient lighting. Our bedrooms are tasteful, spacious, safe, and comfortable, and feature bespoke furniture and elegant en-suite bathrooms. Every detail has been considered to create spaces that our residents will enjoy living in.
KYN’s bespoke collection of artworks has been curated by Adam Ellis, whose London-based fine-art studio has put together unique collections for some of the most sought-after restaurants and clubs in the world, including The Ivy, The University Arms Hotel in Cambridge, and London’s private members’ club, Annabel’s. Taking inspiration from the natural environment and local area, KYN’s artwork has been selected to complement the surroundings and bring an additional layer of interest and beauty.
The gardens at KYN Bickley are designed for all seasons, with plantings that provide year-round interest created by LUC, an award-winning environmental consultancy. Our terraces and formal herbaceous borders reflect our architectural style, while winding pathways framed by pergolas lead our residents to uncover sensory gardens and orchards where the play of light, textures, colours, sights, scents and sounds create a tranquil, beautiful backdrop in which to enjoy time with family, friends, and other residents or just to sit with a book or daydream.
Owned by the Dukes of Devonshire, Heywood Hill has been sourcing and selling new, out-of-print, and antiquarian books from its Curzon Street shop since 1936. In 2011 Her Majesty The Queen awarded the shop a Royal Warrant. They have assembled an eclectic library for our residents to discover both privately in their rooms and socially in our Literature Appreciation Society.