A Woman of Substance

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It takes a good, strong and dependable team for the self-catering at Les Ormes to run successfully. At the heart of this is Bella Cardoso, head of housekeeping – she helps to keep the wheels well and truly moving in the right direction.

Bella has worked at Les Ormes for the last three years. She joined her husband Pinto, who has worked here for the last 15 years – he works in maintenance – as does their son João.

If you ask Bella what her favourite part of her job is, she replies, ‘everything’. ‘I do this job because I love it and I like to be busy.’ Bella is one of those genuinely happy people who loves every aspect of her job and thrives on being busy.

At the height of the summer season, Bella can have up to 20 staff members working for her. She gained the experience needed to run a team this large as she trained and worked at The St Brelade’s Bay Hotel for 27 years, as did her father who was a breakfast chef.

Two years ago, Bella was diagnosed with a very rare throat cancer – she has never smoked – and bravely faced it and the treatment with a positive attitude and gracefulness that Bella does best.

She is a prime example of what it’s like to live a life of gratitude – she loves her job, her family and has an amazing work ethic. Most people who encounter Bella learn a thing or two of what matters most in life. We are extremely fortunate to have her as part of our team.

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