15th National Care Awards 2013

29 November 2013

Hilton London Metropole Hotel.


This year’s National Care Awards Gala Presentation Night was a big birthday party held in late November. It was the 15th consecutive year the longest established and most respected care awards have been held and, with almost 750 people attending, joyously celebrated the very best people in the long-term care sector.

The glittering evening was sponsored by Christie + Co who have been sponsors for 15 consecutive years and held at Europe’s biggest hotel complex, the London Hilton Metropole Hotel, the same venue for the last 15 years. Head of healthcare for Christie’s, Richard Lunn, reminisced about what it was like to live 15 years ago. He recalled that Google had just been founded, Bill Clinton had been impeached and Titanic was a smash-hit film.

The Champagne Reception was sponsored by Barchester Healthcare who later sponsored a photo booth which proved very popular with guests wanting to capture and broadcast by social media their moments of fun and success. Hosts for the evening were former England cricketer Phil Tufnell who went on to achieve even greater fame by winning ‘I’m a Celebrity – Get Me Out of Here’, and Sky Sports presenter Olivia Wayne. Together they made each winner feel very special as they came to the stage, amid rapturous applause, to receive their trophy from the category sponsor.

The evening closed with light-hearted games of Heads and Tails, which raised many thousands of pounds for the Care Workers Charity, which helps carers who have fallen on hard times through no fault of their own.

The party continued with entertainment sponsored by Pinders including music from well-known band ‘Co-Stars’ well into the small hours.

The National Care Awards is the longest established and biggest Care Awards by a significant margin. Its rigorous and personalised judging process using panels of independent judges, along with its glamour, make it the Awards most people want to win. Look out for the start of the next National Care Awards in June. After six months of nominations, selecting finalists and judging winners, all will again be revealed at another exciting night of celebrating the best people in social care.


The highly commended finalists for the 2013 National Care Awards were:

  • Carer sponsored by Hallmark Care Homes:
  • Kirsty Maltman, Quantum Care Ltd
  • Daisy Sahot, Sahara Homes Limited
  • Louise Bliss, Ifield Park Care Home Ltd
  • Care Registered Nurse sponsored by Shaw Healthcare:
  • Jan Cooper, Claridge Homes
  • Cherrie Young, Heritage Care
  • Anna Maria Von Schalien, Colten Care
  • Care Team sponsored by Lloyds TSB Commercial
  • Pat Webb and Lyn Andrews, Greensleeves Homes Trust
  • Louise Turner and Natalie Adams, The Old Vicarage
  • Rebecca Trainer and Audrey Sheperd, Shaw Healthcare
  • Theresa Swan and Donna Greenhalgh, Springhill Care Home
  • Tina Saunders and Martin Lowthian, HC-One
  • Care Manager sponsored by Avery Healthcare:
  • Julie Roberts, Avery Healthcare
  • Zena Fairclough, Belong, CLS Care Services
  • Sally Cooke, PJ Care
  • Sue Ashcroft, Community Integrated Care
  • Special Needs Manager sponsored by Caring Homes Group:
  • Sonia Parnell, Liberty House Care Homes Limited
  • Adam Moreton, Shaw Healthcare
  • Marek Dziankowski, Community Integrated Care
  • Dementia Care Manager sponsored by Barchester Healthcare:
  • Emma Bryer, Barchester Healthcare
  • Ines Kirby, Borough Care Ltd
  • Fiona Gough, Bupa Care Services
  • Linda Parsons, Bracknell Forest Council
  • Care Operations Manager sponsored by Compass Associates:
  • Chris Kennedy Snr, ABC Care and Education Ltd
  • Louise Turner, The Old Vicarage
  • Gary Sherwood, Pearl Healthcare Ltd
  • Sarah Moor, Signature Senior Lifestyle
  • Care Activities Co-Ordinator sponsored by The Daily Sparkle:
  • Samantha Keylock, Caring Homes Group
  • Hayley Licence and Jean Mortimer, Ifield Park Care Home
  • Yamina Mouffok, Four Seasons Health Care
  • Samantha Simcock, Claridge Homes
  • Excellence in Resident Handling sponsored by Arjo Huntleigh:
  • Herculano Casdro, Mentaur Ltd
  • Libby Hoy, Care UK
  • Rebekah McCann, Bondcare
  • Sonia Parnell, Liberty House Care Homes Limited
  • Care Innovator sponsored by Alexandra:
  • Neil Russell, PJ Care
  • John Moore, Age Cymru
  • Alison Innes-Farquhar, HC-One
  • Luca Fais, Heritage Care
  • Care Chef sponsored by Purchasing Support Services Ltd:
  • Adam Haigh, Avery Healthcare
  • James Clear, Hallmark Care Homes
  • Mark Jameson, County Care Homes
  • Lorna Parsons, Colten Care
  • Care Housekeeper sponsored by Miele Professional:
  • Monika Golenska, Community Integrated Care
  • Frank Doolan, Colten Care
  • Many Reid, HC-One
  • Care Home of the Year sponsored by The Consortium:
  • Anca Roman and Stephanie Wright, Brook Healthcare Ltd
  • Liz Lockwood and Sheila Ford, Norsecare Ltd
  • Diane Collins and Charlene Crook, Oaklands Care Centre
  • Tracey Newman and Angela Hunt, B&M Care
  • The Dignity and Respect Care Home of the Year sponsored by HC-One:
  • Sue Brockett and Hanet Ebbage, NorseCare Ltd
  • Julie Johnson and Beverley Hambridge, Integra Care Management
  • Mark Lilley and Grace Cropper, Craegmoor Healthcare
  • Michelle Bryant and Nikita Fermer, Greensleeves Homes Trust
  • Resident Engagement sponsored by Your Care Rating Ltd:
  • Marie Littlechild, Greensleeves Homes Trust
  • Emma Charlton and Francesca Jaskolski, Caring Homes Group
  • Maggie Dance, Windmill Dance
  • Michael Gregory, Family Care Homes
  • Care Leadership sponsored by Christie + Co:
  • Joan Spicer, Shaw Healthcare
  • Linda Jay, Avery Healthcare
  • Patricia Riley, Bupa Care Services
  • Gillian Forsyth, Elizabeth Finn Homes
  • Kieron Walsh, Hall Care Homes
  • Lifetime Achievement in Care sponsored by Elizabeth Finn Homes:
  • Wilma Woodford, Ifield Park Care Homes
  • Carys Done, Care UK
  • Joyce Hoyle, Four Seasons Health Care
  • Care Personality sponsored by Four Seasons Health Care:
  • Annie Sinnott, The Old Vicarage
  • Jane Ashcroft and Nadra Ahmen OBE, Care England
  • Neil Matthewman, Community Integrated Care
  • Avnish Goyal, Hallmark Care Homes

Other Awards Sponsors:

  • Entertainment sponsored by Pinders
  • Gala Programme sponsored by carehome.co.uk
  • Champagne Reception sponsored by Barchester Healthcare


For sponsorship opportunities for future events please contact Caroline Bowern, caroline@hawkerpublications.com or telephone 0207 720 2108 ext. 203

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