Mandy’s original background was in the legal, financial and communication industries. As a writer, she was part of the conceptual development teams for global brands and has written several books. Mandy joined Bayberry in 2012 and since then has been part of the team driving the expansion of the business to include the flagship Bayberry Manor service, Bayberry Cottages, Bayberry Meadows and Bayberry Orchard House. She also directs a non-profit organisation, acts as a charity trustee and is treasurer of another charitable organisation. She holds a Diploma in Psychotherapy and is passionate about pioneering and innovating within this field. Her continuing professional development includes her current studies at Harvard University (which she attends via live transatlantic video link) in the field of Philosophy and Ethics, with current focus on the science of memory, as well as an ongoing degree in psychology. She continues to focus on development of the unique services provided by the organisation and has a special interest in creating person-centred services and supporting the process of resilience building for a purpose driven life.