We wrapped up this year’s events with the annual staff awards and what a night it was! This night has become a firm favourite in the CMG events calendar and it always feels me with pride to hear about the staff’s wonderful achievements. They are at the forefront of CMG and work tirelessly every day to improve the lives of others, keep a high quality of care and efficiently run the services. This night is for our staff, to celebrate, give recognition and to honour their accomplishments.
Each year the judging to choose the winners for the staff awards gets harder and harder. This is a true testament to the amount of great staff we have. The judging panel is made up of staff and people we support and this year it took 3 hours to pick the finalists.
When I first arrived at the venue there was a bit of confusion and much to Lilli’s (Event & Marketing Manager) horror one of the boxes of awards had disappeared! Luckily, it was found just in time.
A three course sit down and meal and drinks, were followed on by the awards presentation and a disco. Jamie Cotton from the Green, got everyone dancing with his party tunes.
Here are examples of some of the fantastic nominations:
Lead support worker 1st place
“Since a new manager was appointed Lily has continued to shine, she has continued to act as a mentor to new staff and remains a dependable and reliable senior member of the team. Lily continues to be an integral part of what makes Lewes Road and the people we support thrive and the service would not be the same without her.”
Manager of the year 1st place
“Victoria will do everything she can to make sure that the residents have a healthy and best life possible she gives 110% of her time to every one of them; she will go above and beyond with all the residents.”
Regional Director of the year
“I admire John’s support and natural caring attitude towards the staff and most importantly the people we support. John is respectful, transparent and works with honesty and integrity. He is kind and caring and has a strong character which we all respect.”
Team of the year
“It takes a special person to work with vulnerable and special people. The staff at the Paddocks work together to bring the best out of everyone. The team are my son’s family, and to see his face light up when they come and pick him up from being at home for a week says a lot about these wonderful staff.”
“The team support the tenants with such devotion and enthusiasm. One lady moved to Bales court straight from hospital where she was bedbound and unable to walk. Within weeks of being at Bales Court the staff supported her to stand and walk with advice from the GP and Physio.”
I would like to congratulate all of our finalists, and also thank all of the other amazing staff we have at CMG. Your hard work and dedication do not go unnoticed.
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