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From Care Cook To International Success: Sunrise Manager Scoops Worldwide Prize

15-05-19 Suzanne SpurginSuzanne Spurgin, the General Manager at a Sunrise Senior Living community in Surrey has received international recognition for her work.

Suzanne, a qualified chef, has recently returned from a trip to San Diego, USA, where she was given the Sales Leadership award at the Sunrise Senior Living Awards. She faced tough competition from people in the UK, as well as Canada and the USA, where Sunrise is based.

Suzanne first joined Sunrise’s community in Frognal, Kent 11 years ago as Head Chef, having worked in the catering for her entire career until that point. After deciding she wanted to change career paths, her potential was recognised and she was moved into a managerial role there before going to the Banstead community where she has been for 6 years.

When presented with the prize, Suzanne was praised for the outstanding way she has managed her team, ensured the community is of a high standard and driven consistent high occupancy at the community.

Suzanne, who is General Manager of Sunrise’s community in Banstead, said:

“I am absolutely delighted to have been given this award. I was up against people from the USA and Canada, where Sunrise has around 250 communities, so it was never going to be easy!

“Of course, my team at Banstead have played such an important role in me receiving the award – it’s as much theirs as it is mine.”


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