AFG People Awards 2015 Sponsors

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 2015 People Awards regional events took place in Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside during May and June and the final event will take place in Southport on Friday 18th September where the overall winners will be honoured.

These events would not have been possible without the support of our fantastic sponsors;

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Forviva Group, Headline Sponsor

ForViva is for improved lives and our vision reflects this. It applies right across our communities, customers and our staff. Our values aren’t just words; they are embedded in how we approach what we do, every day. ForViva works collaboratively with like-minded partners to deliver excellent and innovative local services for communities. ForViva group members are: City West Housing Trust, Villages Housing Association and City West Works Ltd. trading as ForWork.


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Intrelate, Sponsor of the Outstanding Achievement and Innovation Award

Intrelate is a software development company based near Penicuik on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Our market-leading product Carista is the integrated information management system of choice for social care organisations throughout the UK


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Key Care & Support, Sponsor of the Support Worker of the Year Award

Key Care and Support is the nurse-owned agency of choice for nurses, support staff and service providers.  Established in 2007, Key Care & Support is one of the UK’s leading local agencies, providing quality staffing solutions to service providers across public and independent sectors.



Lake Technologies, Sponsor of the Rising Star Award

Lake Technologies is committed to deliver the most cost effective communications solutions, expertly tailored to your business’ needs. We work with you to implement the latest business communications technology, whilst also maximising your return on investment by improving your customer service, reducing your operating cost and increasing your productivity.



Woodbank Office Solutions, Sponsor of the Positive Influence Award

Founded in 1989, by Janet Bowden, Woodbank Office Solutions is one of the UK’s largest Konica Minolta and Kyocera suppliers of digital, multi-functional photocopiers and network printers. Based in Cheshire, our client base spans the whole of the UK, as well as key locations throughout the North West including Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Sheffield.


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Zen Internet, Sponsor of the Team of the Year Award

Over the last 19 years, Zen Internet has grown from a pioneering ISP into a company that provides the full range of data, voice and hosting services to business and residential customers across the UK, giving them the capabilities they need to communicate, collaborate and pursue their long-term goals. We deliver the infrastructure businesses need to compete in a highly connected world.



Barclays, Silver Sponsor

Barclays is a major global financial services provider of personal banking products and credit cards and moves, lends, invests and protects money for 48 million customers and clients worldwide.



HSBC, Silver Sponsor

HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. We serve around 51 million customers through four Global Businesses: Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Global Private Banking. Our network covers 73 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, North America and Latin America.


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Talk Talk Business, Silver Sponsor

At TalkTalk Business we’ve been serving the unique needs of businesses for almost 20 years. With future-proof, scalable technology, dedicated support and our Next Generation Network we’re already getting businesses ready for the next chapter.