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Care Group Glittering Gala Evening For 4th Annual National Care Awards.

National care home operator, Maria Mallaband Care Group and Countrywide Care Homes held their 4th annual awards on Thursday 21st June 2018. The awards were created to acknowledge the efforts of staff and the impact they have on the lives of residents and their families. Residents, colleagues, relatives and visitors placed a staggering amount of votes across fourteen categories.

Finalists were invited to a Stars of Holywood themed gala evening which took place at the Royal Armouries in Leeds, enjoying a drinks reception and dinner, followed by the awards presentation and ‘Regions Got Talent’, a contest in which staff from across the UK were invited to represent their region and share their hidden talents before panel of judges.

There were a total of fourteen categories that were voted for, as well as a special recognition award, presented by Phil Burgan, Chairman & CEO. The categories were intended to represent all areas across the business for frontline staff such as ‘Dementia Champion’ and ‘Most Innovative Activity Programme’ through to ‘Behind the Scenes’ and ‘Head Office Hero’ for those who provide exceptional support to their colleagues.

This year’s winners are:

Head Office Hero: Keir Dungo

Most Innovative Activities: Rosie Brennan – Parksprings Care Home

Care Practitioner: Ryan Bajas – The Belvedere Care Home

People Champion: Heather Bickerton – The Westbourne Care Home

Housekeeping Highflyer: Sarah-Jane Carr – Belvoir Vale Care Home

Hospitality Hero: Barbara Williams – St Martins Care Home

Behind the Scenes: Michelle Young – Rose Lodge Care Home

Beyond the Call of Duty: Nicola Ward – Batley Hall Care Home

Manager of the Year: Robert Blackburn – Alexandra Court Care Home

Best Newcomer: Victoria Webster – Bowerfield Court Care Home

Masterchef: Alison Frew – Buckingham House

Nurse of the Year: Aaron Barham – Highfield House Care Home

Dementia Champion: Eadaoin Hogan – Kingsbury Court Care Home

Home of the Year: Carmel Lodge Care Home

Phil Burgan Appreciation Award – Kathleen Best

Phil Burgan, Chairman & CEO says:

“What a great evening!

It’s always good to recognise the outstanding people in the company who really make a difference.

Unfortunately not everyone went home with an award, but everyone there was a winner.

We are only as good as our staff. They are the ones who create our success.

Looking forward to next year!”

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