Celebrating Success at our Annual Awards 2022

Celebrating our incredible colleagues of 2022

Winners and finalists celebrate at Changing Lives, our annual awards ceremony 2022

Returning in-person for 2022, 150 colleagues from across the organisation gathered to celebrate and reflect on the past year on Friday 20 May 2022. The executive team set out their vision for the next few years ahead at a conference during the daytime, which led to the annual awards ceremony in the evening.

Changing Lives was the theme for this years’ event, describing the incredible work achieved by many at National Care Group every day. Chief Executive James Allen said: “It’s always of huge importance to take a step back, reflect and reward those who have helped change lives over the past year. Our services are always evolving, and offer a career path that not only delivers day-to-day support, but also the ambition to change lives for the better. I’m hugely proud of everyone that works hard across the group to maintain our position as one of the foremost providers of adult social care operating today.”

400 nominations for the annual awards were made by colleagues, shining a spotlight on some of the outstanding work and achievements that have taken place over the past 12 months. Nominations were shortlisted by a panel of judges scoring them against the company values of Passion, Respect, Collaboration and Empowerment. Our winners are as follows:

Outstanding Achievement Board Award 2022:
Winner: Cherry Tree Gardens Team, Atlantic Way Care
Finalist: David Ferrol, Highlea Care

Zena and Sophie from Cherry Tree Gardens being presented by James Allen and Luke Rowe

Manager of the Year 2022. Sponsored by Towergate:
Winner: Kathy Howitt, Chosen Care Supported Living
Finalist: Kelly Smith from Endurance Care Worcestershire

Kathy being presented with her award by chief financial officer David and Tom from Towergate

Support Worker of the Year 2022 sponsored by Compass Executives
Winner: Jodie Richards, Endurance Care Worcestershire
Finalists: Lee Heath & Nicola Simpson, Shelton Care

Jodie with her registered manager Kelly, chief exec James and Luke from Compass Executives

Newcomer of the Year sponsored by Harrison Clark Rickerbys
Winner: Claire Elizabeth Jaye, Highlea Care
Highly Commended: Daniella Gilbert, Shelton Care
Finalist: Jessica Burke, Cornerstones

Jamil, our co-founder and Sayed from HCR present Claire with her award

Support Function of the Year. Sponsored by Compass Executives
Winner: Recruitment & Onboarding Team
Finalists: The Quality Team
Finalists: The Estates Team

Nicola, Rebecca, Carla and Dee from the Recruitment team celebrate with sponsor David and people director Claire

Making A Difference 2022. Sponsored by Velway
Winner: Wayne Richards, Endurance Care Worcestershire
Finalist: Julie Warren, Wellington Support

Kelly collects the award on behalf of Wayne from Karen Lewis

Team of the Year. Sponsored by National Reactive
Winner: Caewern Lodge, Integra
Finalists: The Rutland House/Cauldon Place Team, Shelton Care

Laura Austin collects on behalf of the team from sponsor Simon and Mike Ranson

Wellbeing Hero 2022. Sponsored by Access LMS
Winner: Carla Day, Integra
Finalist: Matt Burton, Shelton Care

Laura collects on behalf of Carla Day from Claire Leake

Activities Champion 2022. Sponsored by Allied Irish Bank
Winner: Gabrielle Dennehy, Endurance Care Kent
Finalist: Chanelle Dobbs, Shelton Care

Tara picks up the award for Gaby, from Daniella Gilbert from Shelton Care and Mike Cleasby

Master Cook 2022
Winner: Stacey Bennett, Shelton Care
Finalist: Fran Byrne, Endurance Care Worcestershire

Stacey collects her award from Karen and special guest presenter DJ Shane Hatch from Affinity

Well done to our incredible colleagues.