AFG People Awards 2015, Cheshire sponsored by Forviva

The AFG People Awards are a celebration of the many good things that are happening at AFG; in our communities and places that we work. The awards give us the chance to positively recognise some of the individuals, teams and departments that have gone the extra mile throughout the previous year and who make an outstanding contribution in making our vision a reality.


The teamwork and effort of staff and partners in delivering the AFG vision this past year has been phenomenal, and the AFG People Awards are the perfect way of recognising this and saying a big ‘thank you’.

The final regional event took place in Warrington on Thursday 18th June rewarding the hard work and dedication of staff working throughout Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral. The event took place at the Village Urban Resort and guests were welcomed with a red carpet arrival and drinks reception. The evening was opened by Regional Director Carol Toner and Chief Executive Neil Campbell and we were delighted to be joined once again by Colette McKune from the People Awards 2015 Headline Sponsor, Forviva as well as Peter Dobson and Neil Needham from Lake Technologies, sponsor of the Rising Star Award and Tim Virgo and John Pitchford from our sponsor Barclays.

We were also delighted to be joined by special guests, The Mayor and Mayoress of Warrington, Neil Baldwin, star of Marvellous and Toby Macormac, Chairman of Warrington Town Football Club.

A hot and cold buffet was served in the Inspiration Suite before the awards ceremony was opened at 9pm.

The atmosphere was fantastic during the awards ceremony and guests cheered in support of their colleagues when the winners were announced;

Rising Star Award sponsored by Lake Technologies

Andrew Zakrzewski, Senior Support Worker

Volunteer/ Unsung Hero Award

Kirstie Isherwood, Clerical Officer

Best Newcomer Award

Tracey Toner, Support Worker

Outstanding Achievement and Innovation Award sponsored by Intrelate

Jane Taylor, Support Worker

Versatility Award

Kevin Hartzenberg, Support Worker

Positive Influence Award sponsored by Woodbank Office Solutions

Wesley Davies, Support Worker

Leader of the Year Award

Craig Evason, Team Leader

Health and Social Care Professional of the Year Award

Penny Lamb, Occupational Therapist

Corporate Services Employee of the Year Award

Nicola Holbrook, Business Support Administrator

Support Worker of the Year Award sponsored by Key Care & Support

Jacqueline Thomas, Support Worker

Team of the Year Award sponsored by Zen Internet  

Gaskell Avenue, Warrington

Regional Award Category (Cheshire only)

Long Service Award – Cheshire

Duncan Farnell, Support Worker

Long Service Award – Warrington

Tracey Aston, Support Worker

Long Service Award – Wirral

Bridget Woodhall, Support Worker

Winners of the 11 main award categories will be invited to attend the main AFG People Awards event which will take place on 18th September at the Southport Convention Centre where the overall winner will be announced.

These fantastic events would not have been possible without the support of the following sponsors. Thank you to you all;


Forviva Logo

Intrelate crop  Key Care and Support  Lake  Woodbank  Zen Internet crop

Barclays      HSBC      Talk Talk crop

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