Award winners celebrate

Caring Company Rewards Outstanding Staff

Award winners celebrateA family-run care company which believes it can only provide exceptional service by employing outstanding people has held its annual awards evening in Great Harwood.

Townfield Care is run by brothers Michael and John Timmins, who took over the long-established business from their mother Maria. It operates Townfield & Coach House, a specialist dementia care home in Great Harwood, Sherwood House, a small residential home for the elderly in Rishton, and an expanding home care service throughout Hyndburn, Ribble Valley and Rossendale.

“We recognise that our staff are our greatest asset, which is why we hold an annual awards night,” said John Timmins. “While all our staff are a credit to the business, these awards recognise those who continually give it their all.”

Held at Great Harwood Golf Club, the evening was hosted by BBC radio Lancashire’s Stephen Lowe and the awards were presented by the Mayor of Hyndburn Coun. Marlene Haworth, local councillor Gareth Molineux, and by Mrs Maria Timmins. The winners were:

Employee of the Year – Michelle Palmer; Quality of Service awards (home care) Sharon Nicholl and Claire Houghton, (Townfield & Coach House) Anne Marie Kelly and Sandra Docherty, (Sherwood) Sharon Birtwistle; Best Newcomer awards (home care) Farran Taylor, (Townfield & Coach House) Chloe Harvey, (Sherwood) Courtney Magee; Carer of the Year awards (Townfield & Coach House) Louise Wheatcroft, (home care) Sara Gee, (Sherwood) Pearl Bazley; Extra Mile Award (Townfield & Coach House) Mikala Edwards, (home care) Sharon Wilcock, (Sherwood) Pearl Bazley. Long service awards were also presented to (five years) Gail Fletcher, Dawn Spencer, Tracy See, Shane Jarrett and Sandra Docherty, (10 years) Patricia Beare, (15 years) Maria Payne.

Speaking at the awards evening, John Timmins said: “When we looked at all the nominations both myself and Michael were overwhelmed by the many stories of individual excellence and we cannot thank you all highly enough for this. But tonight is not only about the nominees and winners and we would like to congratulate and thank everybody who has worked hard and contributed towards another successful year for the company.”

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