28 April 2017

Welcoming Terrie to Maidstone

A Warm Newcross Healthcare Welcome to Terrie Johnson and the New Maidstone Branch

In May, Newcross Healthcare Solutions will be opening a branch in Maidstone Kent.  Located close to London, the branch will provide our clients in the southeast of England with qualified nurses, support workers, and care assistants. 

According to historical records, there has been a settlement on the spot where Maidstone now resides since before the Stone Age. Maidstone was officially made a town in 1549 after being granted a royal charter and thanks to its location on the River Medway it has been an important trade hub for Kent and the southeast ever since.

A fun fact for dinosaur lovers is that in 1834 one of Maidstone’s most famous residents was unearthed in a quarry in Queen’s Road. The remains of a 13-metre long Iguanodon was discovered, the townspeople went on to nickname the Dino ‘Iggy’. A cast of the 125-million-year-old creature now stands in Maidstone Museum. Iggy is also part of the town’s coat of arms, the first dinosaur to ever be granted such an hour.

Over the years the town has evolved from a heavy industrial town in the Victorian Age to one that is now focused on the service industry and light manufacturing.

5 Facts about Maidstone

  • A freedom of information request made in 2014 revealed that Maidstone Borough Council has spent a grand total of £0 in taking precautions against nuclear attack.
  • There are over 40 registered care homes within 5 miles of the town centre.
  • During the English Civil War, the Battle of Maidstone was fought resulting in a victory for Parliament.
  • Maidstone Prison is just north of the town. It was constructed in 1819.
  • Maidstone is twinned with Beauvais in Picardy, France.

Meet the Maidstone Business Centre Manager

 

We caught up with the new business centre manager Terrie Johnson.

Tell us a little bit about your past experience and career before you joined Newcross?

"I have over 20 years experiences within the Care sector from Care and Support Worker roles, to senior management positions, in various settings in both Family run business’s to National Organisations, providing quality led services to all sectors and client groups."

Are you excited about working for Newcross and leading a brand new branch?

"Now I am at Newcross, I am excited to start another chapter of my career building the Newcross quality brand across Maidstone and the Medway towns, refining our quality and excellence in staffing provision, ensuring the service user is at the heart of everything I do."

If you’re an experienced care assistant or registered nurse, we could have the agency job for you. View all Newcross jobs here.