AFG People Awards 2015, Greater Manchester 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 first of 4 regional events took place in Bury on Friday 29th May rewarding the hard work and dedication of staff working throughout Greater Manchester. The event took place at the Village Urban Resort in Bury and guests were welcomed with a red carpet arrival and drinks reception. The evening was opened by Regional Director Lorraine Riley and Managing Director Karen Wilson and we were delighted to be joined on the evening by Colette McKune from the People Awards 2015 Headline Sponsor, Forviva.
A two course dinner of roast chicken or cheese and spring onion tart with seasonal vegetables followed by apple crunch 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
Sarah Stubbs, Team Leader
Volunteer/ Unsung Hero Award
Linda Gildert, Qualifications Assessor
Best Newcomer Award
Eleanor Barnard-Croft, Clinical Manager
Outstanding Achievement and Innovation Award sponsored by Intrelate
John Mooney, Support Worker
David Corrie, Support Worker
Positive Influence Award sponsored by Woodbank Office Solutions
Susan Johnson, Support Worker
Leader of the Year Award
Kelly Scapens, Area Manager
Health and Social Care Professional of the Year Award
Alvine Andrews, Staff Nurse
Corporate Services Employee of the Year Award
Lindsay Hill, Marketing and Communications Business Partner
Support Worker of the Year Award sponsored by Key Care & Support
Ziggy Ahmed, Support Worker
Team of the Year Award sponsored by Zen Internet
Falkland Avenue, Rochdale
Regional Award Categories (Greater Manchester only)
Ray of Sunshine Award
Shirley Mealey, Team Leader
Most Creative Award
Susan Hulme, Team Leader
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;