The Great British Care Awards are a series of regional events throughout England and are a celebration of excellence across the care sector. The purpose of the awards are to pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work. You may have read recently that Alan Fry, our office manager and Michele Stubbs, our in-house trainer, were short listed for two awards this year in the Regional Finals.
The Awards ceremony took place on Friday 30th November at the Hilton Hotel, Brighton. Although on this occasion they did not win, it is a great achievement to each be one of 5 South East Regional Finalists, and they should be very proud of the trophies and recognition they received.
The Gala Award evening started in style with a champagne reception, followed by a superb gourmet dinner and the awards presentation with television star Dr Hilary Jones and then dancing into the night. Michele and Alan were both very nervous but managed to enjoy what turned out to be a very special evening. I am very proud of my team having finalists throughout 2012 which shows how hard they work and their dedication to Valerie Manor and its staff and residents – they are all winners in my eyes!
The awards support a chosen charity; The Care Professionals Benevolent Fund is the registered charity for the Care Sector and are there to support current, former and retired care professionals, by providing assistance to relieve financial hardship or sickness.