Ashmere Derbyshire were delighted to hold their first annual awards at Eastwood Hall last Friday, which recognized their hard working care staff. The event was hosted by Emma and Josh from Erewash sound and Capital FM. Staff were treated to a special appearance from local magician from Britain’s got talent- Carl “Starman” magic.
With seven homes across Derbyshire and a workforce of 200 staff, Managing Director David Poxton said “Ashmere Derbyshire have been lucky enough to have a number of successful entries into the Great British Care Awards over the years but it has always been a frustration that we have so many dedicated people working within our family and so little opportunity to recognise them all.
Even our employee of the month scheme has only allowed us to acknowledge a fraction of the good work that goes on daily so we thought it was high time we stepped up our game and allowed everyone to shine!
Meeting with all of the nominees over the last week it has been humbling to see the level of dedication and compassion on show. Choosing one person for each category really was an impossible task and I would just like to take this opportunity to say how very proud I am of each and everyone of you and the service you deliver”
The ceremony included over 20 awards being presented on the evening, including the end of life award proudly presented to Sarah York and Kelly Winson, employee of the year was presented to Rachel Forbes from the Firs and the Star of Ashmere who was awarded to Kirsty Dilks from Kidsley Grange.