Promotion at Wiltshire’s leading home care company

By Anita Jaynes on 30 November, 2015

Michele Bodman, who joined Wiltshire home care company Butterfly earlier this year, has been promoted to operations manager.

The 48-year-old is now overseeing the day-to-day operations for Butterfly, a business providing high quality social care in people’s own homes in Bath and Wiltshire. The company employs more than 80 people.

Michele, who lives in Somerset, said: “I’m thrilled to be taking on this role and working hard to ensure our clients and staff are cared for and that we are, as a business, fully compliant with current legislation.”

Founders of Butterfly, husband and wife team Anne and Eric Pelling, are now taking a step back from the daily activities of Butterfly to concentrate on marketing and business development.

Eric said: “We were thrilled to have Michele join us earlier this year and she has proved her worth every day. She ensures our ethos and values are maintained and promoted and she helps all of our staff to build strong relationships with our clients.”

Michele has had a long career in care, is qualified to NVQ level 3, is an internal verifier and assessor in the social care sector with qualifications in health and safety in a care setting.

Michele started her career when she was just 16. She left school and headed off to Luxemburg to become a nanny. Within days she realised she’d made a mistake and came home and secured a position as a carer in a home for older people. She realised working with older people was her vocation and she sought more qualifications and built an impressive career. In 2007, she moved to a national training provider and became a quality and performance manager of teams across the UK. She joined Butterfly in February this year.

At her home in Frome, Somerset, Michele lives with Steve and is a mum to two children, Ross, 27 and Alex, 24.  She’s also a Reiki healer and is interested in many aspects of health and well-being. For older people, she’s especially passionate about providing high quality end-of-life care.

Butterfly has offices in Bath and Westbury, details can be found at

Pictured above: Michele Bodman, (left standing) the new operations manager at Butterfly with founders Eric and Anne Pelling.