Care home group hosts glittering gala evening for 3rd annual national care awards


National care home operator, Maria Mallaband Care Group and Countrywide Care Homes held their 3rd annual awards on Thursday 22nd June 2017. The awards were created to acknowledge the efforts of staff and the impact they have on the lives of residents and their families. Residents, colleagues, relatives and visitors placed a staggering amount of votes across fourteen categories.


Finalists were invited to a masquerade themed gala evening which took place at the Aspire in Leeds, enjoying a drinks reception and dinner, followed by the awards presentation and ‘Regions Got Talent’, a contest in which staff from across the UK were invited to represent their region and share their hidden talents before panel of judges.


There were a total of fourteen categories that were voted for, as well as two special recognition awards. The categories were intended to represent all areas across the business for frontline staff such as ‘Dignity in Care’ and ‘Most Innovative Activity Programme’ through to ‘Behind the Scenes’ and ‘Head Office Hero’ for those who provide exceptional support to their colleagues.


This year’s winners are:


Head Office Hero                             Andy Whitesmith             Quality Assurance Manager

Dignity in Care                                  Awatef Eloubaidi              Parkview House

Dementia Champion                       Ruth Sunter                        Rosedale Nursing Home & Lodge

Activities                                             Lynsey Ralph                      Earsdon Grange

Housekeeping High Flyer              Margaret Magneron       Rose Lodge

Behind the Scenes                           Charlotte Capewell         Clarendon Court

Beyond the Call of Duty                 Kelly Cowell                        Kingsbury Court

End of Life                                           Kirsty Green                       Heeley Bank

Manager of the Year                      Merissa Meason              Thorntree Mews

Best Newcomer                                               Ann-Marie Owen             Heeley Bank

Masterchef                                        Lucy Goble                          Bridge House

Hospitality Hero                                Lisa Etherington                White Rose Lodge

Nurse of the Year                            Jane Luck                             Bowerfield Court

Home of the Year                                                                            Rose Lodge

Judges Special  Award                    Paolo Trinidad                   Registered Nurse

Phil Burgan Award                           Eleanor Armstrong          Recruitment Manager

Phil Burgan Award                           John Housecroft              IT Manager



Phil Burgan, Chairman  & CEO commented:


“What a great evening! It’s always good to recognise the outstanding people in the company who really make a difference.   Unfortunately not everyone went home with an award, but everyone there was a winner.  We are only as good as our staff. They are the ones who create our success.  Looking forward to next year!”

The Maria Mallaband Care Group (MMCG) and sister company Countrywide Care Homes are one of the country’s biggest independent providers of care for the elderly, which includes dementia care, along with luxurious close care apartments and retirement villas, gaining a reputation of innovation and excellence in these fields.

The group operates 72 homes across the UK and employs over 4,000 members of staff.


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