Alan Twigg, who started his working life as a Bingo caller, is celebrating after being promoted to regional manager at Bupa.
The former staff nurse and care home manager from Glasgow is now responsible for a team of care home managers across nine care homes.
Alan said: “Starting out my career with Bupa was a great opportunity and it’s really exciting to have been promoted to regional director.
“I’ve achieved a lot in such a short amount of time, and this is down to all the support I’ve been given in terms of development, which has been fantastic.
“I feel honoured that Bupa believe I am capable of doing this job and I think that starting out as a staff nurse has given me a valuable insight into how important that role is.”
After beginning his career as a Bingo caller, Alan decided to make a change and enter the world of nursing.
After graduating from the University of the West of Scotland in 2010, he began his career at Bupa.
It was not long before his continuous dedication to residents and determination to go above and beyond to provide the highest level of care possible led to Alan being offered the role of clinical services manager.
From there, he climbed the career ladder, working in a variety of roles across a number of Bupa care homes.
“I feel very privileged to be able to work with elderly people, to be part of their journey and to help make their life the best it can be for themselves and their loved ones,” Alan said.
“It can be a tough and challenging career, but the laughs we have on a daily basis make up for the times that can be difficult.
“It just goes to show that with the right help and support, this type of career success is entirely possible.”