Meet the Sahara Care Team

Our board, together with our service management team have over 80 years of experience in the field between them. They are still working in the care industry today because they are qualified professionals who find joy in providing the best assistance to those who are dependent on others.

Terence Brown

Terry has had a long and distinguished business career, culminating in the high profile position as Chair of West Ham United Football Club from 1993 to 2007.

Following his departure from the football arena the Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales, suggested that Terry assist up and coming businesses in the LB of Newham and hence his involvement with Sahara Care Limited. What started out as a mentoring commitment has subsequently developed into a substantial financial and personal commitment from Terry to this amazing Company.

Sharon Kaur
Managing Director

Sharon Kaur founded the company in 1997 with the aim of providing residential care to women with learning difficulties. In fact, it was Sharon Kaur who opened the first of our company’s four homes.

Following the success of this and subsequent care homes, Sharon Kaur was named ‘East London Business Person of the Year’ at the Thames Gateway Business Awards 2006. Sharon Kaur was also awarded ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ at the Asian Woman of Achievement Awards in 2007 and ‘Businesswoman of the Year’ at the Asia Women Awards in 2007.

Sharon Kaur is a very hands-on Managing Director who has got to know the service users of our first three homes personally. Sharon Kaur makes it her mission to ensure that each user’s individual care plans are not only met, but exceeded by the Sahara Care Limited staff. Sharon Kaur’s vision is for our services to be the best they can be.

Darren Turner
Financial Director, FCCA

Darren is a Certified Accountant and has been working in finance for over 20 years. He is the Financial Director of Sahara Care Limited and responsible for ensuring that the company is economically sound, viable, and cost efficient.

Darren spent over 13 years as an Audit manager in a firm of Chartered Accountants so has vast experience and knowledge in safeguarding not only the company’s assets but also, most importantly, those of the service users.

Darren also has experience working directly with people who have learning disabilities. He takes great pride in his work which goes a huge way towards positioning Sahara Care Limited as an economically and socially responsible company.

Chris Manhire
BSc (Est Man) FRICS

Chris is a Director of Nash & Partners Ltd, Architects and Surveyors. He qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1980 and has considerable and varied experience in the Commercial, Leisure and Care Home Industry gained over the last 30 years.

In addition to advising a wide range of Private and National Companies he has acted as Consultant to Sahara Care Limited in the development of two purpose built care homes. He will bring to the board his wide range of property expertise and experience in the industry.

Alan Betts
Director and Nominated Individual

Alan joined the Sahara Care Board as Director and Nominated Individual in 2022, having worked in the social care profession for over 35 years and worked as Sahara’s Director of Operations between 2008 – 2013.

Alan supports the Board with developing the group’s strategic direction, operational governance, and business development objectives.

Alan is passionate about supporting people to achieve their goals, both the people we support and our colleagues who make a real difference to people’s lives. Alan is keen to support the organisation with achieving it’s mission in terms of being the provider of choice in the locality.

In his spare time, Alan loves listening to music, enjoys DIY projects and spending quality time with family and friends.