Adrian Pancott, chief executive officer of Amore Care, part of the Priory Group of companies, has won a prestigious award at the National Care Awards 2014.
Adrian, from Garsington, just outside Oxford, received the Care Leadership Award at the awards ceremony held in central London.
Winners were presented with their trophies at the high profile gala night, at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel, by TV presenters Eamonn Holmes and his wife Ruth Langsford, who co-present ITV’s lifestyle show This Morning.
The National Care Awards, organised by Caring Times magazine,a management magazine for the social care sector, are in their 16th consecutive year and are the longest-established care awards event – celebrating the best people in the long-term care sector.
The rigorous judging process, using panels of independent judges, makes the awards among the most coveted in the industry. There are 18 categories with four or five finalists in each.
The judges said they were impressed with Adrian’s “evident commitment and strong value- driven ethos, combined with commercial leadership skills”.
They added: “Adrian brings a broad experience of the care sector with a clear understanding of the relationship between care leadership and quality outcomes.”
Adrian Pancott said: “It was an honour to receive this award, but it is one I share with all those at Amore Care who work tirelessly to give residents the same standard of care they would wish for their loved ones.
“I owe a huge debt to my senior management team and their outstanding contribution. Without them, none of this would have been possible.We are delivering exceptional homes through inspirational staffing and amazing investment.
“I strongly believe that people should look forward to going into good quality care as it is an opportunity to be well cared for and to make friends and, put simply, to enjoy later life to its absolute fullest.”
Before Amore Care, Adrian spent several years as operations director with British Red Cross where his passion for delivering services with exceptional levels of care was grounded.
Last month Amore Care was named ‘The Most Outstanding Residential Care Service in the UK’ at the 2014 UK Over 50’s Housing Awards ceremony in London. The awards were created to celebrate and reward the best individual and company performances in the over-50’s housing sector in the UK.
Amore employee Lesley Quigley, who works at Addison Court care home in Accrington, Lancashire, also won Best Dementia Activities Co-ordinator at the 2014 National Dementia Care Awards, organised by The Journal of Dementia Care.