The managing director of a Winchester care home has scooped the top prize in the Women Achieving Greatness in Social Care Awards.

Natasha Lazovic is managing director of Barchester’s south division, which includes Flowerdown Care Home, and won businesswoman of the year. 

The purpose of the Women Achieving Greatness in Social Care Awards is to highlight and celebrate the 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 November 21 at the London Marriott Grosvenor Square Hotel.

Natasha came to the UK in 1994 from Serbia and commenced her training as a nurse. She 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. 

Barchester’s CEO 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.”