Care Group Glittering Gala Evening For 3rd Annual National Care Awards.

National care home operator, Maria Mallaband Care Group and Countrywide Care Homes held their 3rd annual awards on Thursday 22nd June 2017. The awards were created to acknowledge the efforts of staff and the impact they have on the lives of residents and their families. Residents, colleagues, relatives and visitors placed a staggering amount of votes across fourteen categories.

Finalists were invited to a masquerade themed gala evening which took place at the Aspire in Leeds, enjoying a drinks reception and dinner, followed by the awards presentation and ‘Regions Got Talent’, a contest in which staff from across the UK were invited to represent their region and share their hidden talents before panel of judges.

There were a total of fourteen categories that were voted for, as well as two special recognition awards. The categories were intended to represent all areas across the business for frontline staff such as ‘Dignity in Care’ and ‘Most Innovative Activity Programme’ through to ‘Behind the Scenes’ and ‘Head Office Hero’ for those who provide exceptional support to their colleagues.

This year’s winners are:

Head Office Hero                    Andy Whitesmith         Quality Assurance Manager

Dignity in Care                         Awatef Eloubaidi         Parkview House

Dementia Champion                 Ruth Sunter                 Rosedale Nursing Home & Lodge

Activities                                 Lynsey Ralph              Earsdon Grange

Housekeeping High Flyer        Margaret Magneron     Rose Lodge

Behind the Scenes                  Charlotte Capewell      Clarendon Court

Beyond the Call of Duty                      Kelly Cowell                Kingsbury Court

End of Life                               Kirsty Green                Heeley Bank

Manager of the Year               Merissa Meason          Thorntree Mews

Best Newcomer                                  Ann-Marie Owen        Heeley Bank

Masterchef                              Lucy Goble                  Bridge House

Hospitality Hero                       Lisa Etherington          White Rose Lodge

Nurse of the Year                   Jane Luck                    Bowerfield Court

Home of the Year                                                        Rose Lodge

Judges Special Award                      Paolo Trinidad              Registered Nurse

Phil Burgan Award                  Eleanor Armstrong      Recruitment Manager

Phil Burgan Award                  John Housecroft        IT Manager


Phil Burgan, Chairman & CEO commented:

“What a great evening! It’s always good to recognise the outstanding people in the company who really make a difference.   Unfortunately not everyone went home with an award, but everyone there was a winner. We are only as good as our staff. They are the ones who create our success. Looking forward to next year!”

The Maria Mallaband Care Group (MMCG) and sister company Countrywide Care Homes are one of the country’s biggest independent providers of care for the elderly, which includes dementia care, along with luxurious close care apartments and retirement villas, gaining a reputation of innovation and excellence in these fields.