Brunelcare has opened nominations for its’ annual Colleague Awards, which celebrate amazing teams or individuals across the charity.
The Brunelcare Colleague Awards started in 2020 in a bid to recognise the outstanding achievements and contributions of the teams across Brunelcare during the pandemic, alongside their dedication and commitment to care during this time. Today, four years on, the awards are open once again for colleagues to nominate one another for the five awards up for grabs.
Brunelcare, a charity founded during the Blitz in 1941, employs over 1,100 people across multiple different areas and services, from home care, to extra care housing, to IT and support and Nursing, the charity has a plethora of colleagues all making a huge difference within their service areas.
The five award categories are: Going Above and Beyond Award, Best Team Impact Award, Leadership Award, Best Customer Service Award, and the Joy White Cup, a cup that is awarded to a Brunelcare colleague who has demonstrated outstanding dedication and passion for what they do, and embodies Brunelcare’s core values, specifically ‘kindness’. Brunelcare will also be recognising colleagues who have worked at the charity for between 10–40 years!
After the awards nominations close in mid-February, three finalists are shortlisted for each award and invited to the ceremony. The awards ceremony, which will be held Tuesday 23rd April, at a prestigious location based in Bristol, will then reveal the winner of each award, alongside those who are celebrating key employment milestones.
Lewis Farrell, Manager at Brunelcare’s Little Heath Reablement & Support Service, which won the Best Team Impact Award 2023, said: “It was an honour to be nominated for the Best Team Impact Award, and to win was just amazing! It created such a buzz at Little Heath Reablement and support. We were all thrilled that we won!”
Brian Whittaker, Brunelcare’s Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development, said: “The awards are a great way to celebrate our colleagues’ hard work and passion and recognise some brilliant longstanding Brunelcare colleagues too. It’s always a fantastic day which everyone enjoys, and is a pleasure to be a part of.”