AFG People Awards 2015, Merseyside 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 second of 4 regional events took place in Liverpool on Thursday 4th June rewarding the hard work and dedication of staff working throughout Merseyside. The event took place at the Devonshire House Hotel and guests were welcomed with a red carpet arrival and drinks reception. The evening was opened by Regional Director Gill Beesley and Chief Executive Neil Campbell. We were delighted to be joined once again by Colette McKune from the People Awards 2015 Headline Sponsor, Forviva as well as Dave Duffy from Woodbank Office Solutions, sponsor of the Positive Influence Award, Gareth Potsig from Key Care and Support, sponsor of the Support Worker of the Year Award and Glenn Ollivant from our sponsors Talk Talk.
A hot and cold Chinese buffet was served in the Marquee 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
Caroline Foynes, Deputy Manager
Volunteer/ Unsung Hero Award
Natalie Benson, Support Worker
Best Newcomer Award
Paul Redhead, TMVA Facilitator
Outstanding Achievement and Innovation Award sponsored by Intrelate
Terence Noon, Support Worker
Janice Hannon, Support Worker
Positive Influence Award sponsored by Woodbank Office Solutions
Julie Brindle & Lynn Chadwick, Support Workers
Leader of the Year Award
Tilly Simmons, Area Manager
Health and Social Care Professional of the Year Award
Alison Davis, Behavioural Nurse Specialist
Corporate Services Employee of the Year Award
Gemma Scrutton, Senior Business Analyst
Support Worker of the Year Award sponsored by Key Care & Support
Alexandra Burke, Support Worker
Team of the Year Award sponsored by Zen Internet
Roland Avenue, Halton
Regional Award Category (Merseyside only)
Star of Merseyside Award
Jonathan Roberts, 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;