Care company honours staff with special awards


Helen McArdle Care Recognition AwardsLast Friday a North East care company honoured their staff in a special awards evening held at Newcastle Gateshead Hilton.


300 staff from Helen McArdle Care joined together on 4 March to see who had been successful in securing an award for their work within the company. The award categories at the ‘Helen McArdle Care Recognition Awards’ covered care, Care Home of the Year 2016 - Foxton Court - Sponsored by Bidvest Foodservicecatering, housekeeping, nursing, activities and management, with the top award being ‘Care Home of the Year 2016’. This is the third awards event hosted by Helen McArdle Care for their employees.


Foxton Court in Morpeth took home the most coveted award of ‘Care Home of the Year’.


Good Nurse Award 2016 - Luiza Brosteneau - sponsored by Bradley HallHelen McArdle CBE, Chairman and Founder of Helen McArdle Care said: “The Helen McArdle Care Recognition Awards are very important to me as it is my way of saying a big thank you to all of our staff;  without their hard work, care and dedication, the business wouldn’t be what it is today. This year we received a record number of nominations from residents, relatives and professionals and I am so proud of each and every member of staff that makes a difference to the lives of our residents.”


Care Home Manager 2016 - Judith Tully Park House - sponsored by Specsavers Healthcall“The night was a huge success and we were thrilled to see so many of the staff enjoying themselves and also being very supportive of their colleagues who had been nominated. The evening was a true celebration of Helen McArdle Care and our achievements.”


Throughout November and December 2015 Helen McArdle Care asked residents, family members, healthcare professionals and staff to nominate those that they thought deserved to win an award. Senior Managers at the company then shortlisted the nominees down and staff were invited for interviews to determine the winners.


The presenter of the awards was the North East’s Steve Walls and sponsors of the event announced the winners to the staff on the evening. The main sponsor of the event was Bidvest Foodservice for the second year and supporting sponsors were: Barclays, Beaucare, Excel, Urban River, Northern Floorcraft, Pioneer Foodservice, Bradley Hall, Husband Brown, Innerglass, Kingswalk Law, Bradley Hall, Reward Gateway, Standex, Specsavers Healthcall, MCQ and Walter Thompson.


Susan Justice, Head of Business Development North East at Bidvest said: Businesses simply don’t work without one key ingredient – their people. We’re proud to sponsor these awards because they recognise excellence across the whole of Helen McArdle Care and recognise those who go the ‘extra mile’ – something that’s at the heart of Bidvest Foodservice where we believe passionately that our biggest asset is our people.”


Helen McArdle Care is a family run care company based in the North East of England and provides nursing and residential care to 1100 elderly people from Morpeth down to Redcar. This spring Helen McArdle Care was named in the ‘Top 20 Recommended Medium Sized Care Groups’ in the UK.


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