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
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;