Clinic Director - Michael Copland-Griffiths
After leaving Bradfield College in 1964 Michael decided to "travel the world" and found himself working in the Administration and Marketing departments of a British publishing company in Greece, Lebanon and Cyprus from 1966 to 1970. When the company was taken over by the infamous Robert Maxwell he developed businesses with local partners in publishing, import/export, debt collection and furniture manufacture.
Organising a Stand every year in the British section of the Nicosia Trade Fair he found himself introduced to President of Cyprus, Archbishop Makarios on three occasions, shown here in 1970.
Based in Nicosia, Cyprus, Michael extended into Lebanon, Jordan and Bahrain until, fed up with the cut and thrust of business and wanting a more fulfilling profession, he returned to UK in 1973 to train as a Chiropractor.
On graduating in 1977 Michael established the Wingfield Chiropractic Clinic. As this grew he expanded to Blandford in 1980 and Chippenham in 1991. Relinquishing Blandford in 2005, he added the Melksham Clinic in 2010 and Corsham Clinic in 2011.
Practice Manager - Maggie Read
Maggie joined Healthcare 2000 Clinics in May 2001 as Administrator/PA to the Clinic Director. She has a background of supervisory and management positions and obtained her qualifications by attending part-time courses at college in addition to her working hours.
In September 1993 she worked as the secretary to the Engineering Director at an engineering company. In November 1994 she was promoted to Quality Manager and given the task of implementing an ISO9001 Quality System. She worked with the Directors and Staff and with the guidance of a consultant and achieved the Quality Accreditation for the company in November 1995. During the course of the implementation of the Quality System, Maggie also achieved a qualification as a Quality System Auditor.
Maggie became Practice Manager in 2008 and since then has managed all the clinics in the Healthcare 2000 Group. She is responsible for the day to day running of the clinics and also the Accounts, Wages, Human Resources and Administration of the Group.
Maggie attends the weekly Management Meeting and is involved with all decisions relating to the progress of the clinics. When it was decided to purchase a new "cloud-based" diary system in July 2014, Maggie was responsible for the training of all staff in time for the system implementation in September 2014.
Maggie enjoys music and her main hobby is singing with a group of singers who perform concerts twice a year, she also enjoys swimming, gardening and reading.
Administrator - Larysa Copland-Griffiths
After graduating in 1992 as a Physician's Assistant from Pervomaysk Medical College, Ukraine, Larysa was appointed to the College of Construction, Architecture and Engineering in Mykolayev where she was solely responsible for managing the healthcare of the 1800 students and staff and joined the Faculty, lecturing on Healthcare. She also took up an appointment at Mykolayev Number One Hospital recording the City's epidemiological statistics. In 2002 she joined a conference of Physician's Assistants where their healthcare knowledge was challenged and came out the clear winner.
After 14 years in post she resigned to join her fiancée in England. She married Michael in 2006 and joined his practice the following year.
Their children Sasha and Anna keep her occupied, along with managing and looking after Trowle House, but every day finds her in the office undertaking practice and statistical work and supporting the Practice Manager.
Admin Assistant - Vanessa Lowe
Vanessa came to Healthcare 2000 Clinics in September 2010 as a receptionist. She also joined the admin team as an admin assistant in November 2015. Working with Maggie Read, the Practice Manager, she has taken on many day-to-day admin tasks allowing Maggie to focus on other tasks.
Vanessa has experience in bookkeeping and wages and she has had "about 100 years" of experience working on reception. She makes an excellent cup of tea or coffee too, which is a brilliant bonus!
In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys decorating, gardening and cooking all washed down with the odd glass of wine!