AFG People Awards 2015, Lancashire 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 third of 4 regional events took place in Blackpool on Friday 5th June rewarding the hard work and dedication of staff working throughout Lancashire. 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 Karen Fitzsimon and Chief Executive Neil Campbell and we were delighted to be joined by Stella Humphreys from our sponsor HSBC and special guest Christine Peacock, Disability Liaison Officer for Blackburn Rovers Football Club.
A two course dinner of breast of chicken wrapped in bacon or goats cheese and caramelized onion tart with seasonal vegetables followed by chocolate profiteroles 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
Debbie Smith, Team Leader
Volunteer/ Unsung Hero Award
Stuart Sinclair, Office Assistant
Best Newcomer Award
Keith Tyson, Support Worker
Outstanding Achievement and Innovation Award sponsored by Intrelate
Lynda Dennis, Support Worker
Maria Akister, Support Worker
Positive Influence Award sponsored by Woodbank Office Solutions
Sarah Bailey, Community Administrator
Leader of the Year Award
Melissa Campbell, Team Leader
Health and Social Care Professional of the Year Award
Ann Johnson, Support Worker
Corporate Services Employee of the Year Award
Chloe Ellison, HR Business Partner
Support Worker of the Year Award sponsored by Key Care & Support
Gwenda Sumner, Support Worker
Team of the Year Award sponsored by Zen Internet
Regional Award Category (Lancashire only)
Innovative Project of the Year Award
The Shine Group
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;