Meridian wins major business award
North-West provider Meridian Healthcare has won the Manchester Evening News Business of the Year Awards Â£10 – Â£25m turnover category. Meridian managing director Alan Firth received the award with directors Barry Brooks and Susan Firth and thanked employees throughout the company for their commitment to high levels of service and quality as well as long term partners: Bank of Scotland; Premier Corporate Finance and Locket Loveday McMahon. A special thanks was said to Alan Wainwright, non-executive director, who has been with the company from its conception. Judges of the awards were impressed by the market leading levels of service and customer care provided by Meridian, in a sector categorised by varying levels of quality. After a difficult transition from local authority care, managing director Alan Firth has led the company to success as an independent healthcare provider. The company now provides essential residential and nursing services to more than1000 older people and employs nearly 1000 people.