TimeFinders is a family business established as a partnership by Alison and Philip Hesketh in 2010. TimeFinders Ltd was incorporated in 2014. In 2015 we were fortunate to have our children, Kate and Nick, join us in part-time Business Development roles as well as bringing on board Helen Ferguson, our first Client Services Manager responsible for the Thames Valley area. In 2016 Tamara Diakow joined the team and is responsible for the London area. All the family and team members have an eclectic skill base which brings a richness, diversity and creativity to the way TimeFinders works.
Alison Hesketh: Director
Alison spent over 25 years as a charity trouble-shooter jumping into small and medium charities in crisis as Acting CEO to sort out whatever chaos they found themselves in. When her mother found herself no longer able to manage the house where she had lived for many years she decided to move whilst she was still active enough to enjoy a new life in a new home closer to her family. Despite a very positive outlook, the prospect of moving from a home where she had lived for many years was very daunting. After countless journeys up and down the motorways to help her mother sort through a lifetime’s possessions and settle her into her new home and new community, both Alison and her mother realised that there was a pressing need for a service to help others in their position.
Helen Ferguson: Client Services Manager – Thames Valley
Helen has over twenty years’ experience of providing housing support for people who are also managing long term care needs. Planning development projects for Mencap, London based charities and housing associations has given her extensive knowledge to offer TimeFinders’ clients who are in the process of managing changes. Helen is the essence of the TimeFinders’ philosophy – highly professional, experienced, practical and dedicated with an ever-smiling face and the warmth, compassion and humour to engage with the wide variety of characters and life experiences of our clients.
Tamara Diakow: Client Services Manager – London
Tamara is the newest member of the TimeFinders family and brings a wealth of experience in managing care needs for older people and in understanding the challenges people face in many different circumstances. Tamara is naturally empathetic, intuitive and sensitive to the needs of our clients and the different ways each will work with TimeFinders to achieve the changes necessary in their lives. With a very practical compassion and a warm professionalism, Tamara is also a classically trained and talented musician and teacher. She has the passion, dedication and extensive range of diverse skills and experience essential to be a great TimeFinder.
Anne Hills: Client Services Manager – Somerset
Anne is proud to be part of the TimeFinders team. She has a good knowledge of Welfare Benefits, through her work with the Citizens Advice Bureau. More recently, her experience as a Financial Advisor, working with elderly and vulnerable clients, has given her a good insight into the challenges that people face as they age. She has a very caring attitude, combined with professionalism, knowledge and expertise in later life planning. She really enjoys making a positive difference to the lives of older people. Anne lives in Frome, looking after clients in Somerset, Dorset and South Wiltshire.
Philip Hesketh: Director
Philip combines a busy and demanding schedule as a professional Conductor and Speaker with providing strategic support for TimeFinders. He has been instrumental in building the policies and procedures which protect and support our clients and their families as well as developing opportunities for extending our client services.
Nick & Kate Hesketh: Business Development Team
Kate is an experienced and very talented Stage Manager for both theatre and opera and has recently made her directorial debut. She combines impressive project management and administration skills with a natural empathy and ability to engage people. Having spent a year teaching English in rural South Korea, Kate has direct experience of being an expat and (although with parents who are very far from being either frail or elderly!) has an insight into some of the logistical difficulties facing our expat clients. In addition to helping develop and implement the company’s strategic plan, Kate supports Alison in the promotion of TimeFinders and provides essential administration back-up.
Approaching his penultimate year in a four-year Physics and Computer Science degree at Birmingham University, Nick has brought his extensive analytic skills to help the company develop an ambitious strategic plan and is building and monitoring the implementation of our financial, reporting and client project management systems. Nick also has back-stage technician, music librarian and orchestral manager experience.