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.