STAFF and residents at an Andover care home have been celebrating after their managing director was named Businesswoman of the Year.

Natasha Lazovic is managing director of Barchester’s South Division and oversees more than 80 homes, including Rothsay Grange Care Home.

She came to the UK in 1994 from Serbia and commenced her training as a nurse. Natasha has had a trail-blazing career, and with dedication and determination, she has progressed from a registered nurse to a managing director. 

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Andover Advertiser: Natasha Lazovic (centre)Natasha Lazovic (centre) (Image: Barchester Healthcare)

Natasha joined Barchester in 2014 as regional director leading 10 homes, which then doubled to 20 as senior regional director, and now she is in charge of more than 80 care homes. 

Handling an extremely challenging role, Natasha is said to lead her teams with a calm can-do attitude and has won Businesswoman of the Year in the Women Achieving Greatness in Social Care Awards 2023.

The purpose of the Women Achieving Greatness in Social Care Awards is to highlight and celebrate the incredible achievements of female leaders in all roles and from all corners of the sector and create a platform to support rising stars and future leaders.

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The winners were announced at a Gala Awards ceremony on Tuesday, November 21 at the London Marriott Grosvenor Square hotel.

Barchester's chief executive Dr Pete Calveley, said: “I could not be prouder of Natasha. She has had an amazing career and she is a shining example to all her teams that with hard work, you really can achieve anything. 

"I have had the privilege of working alongside her for over 18 years now and there’s no one who deserves this award more. She is an exceptional leader and businesswoman.”