AFG People Awards 2015 Winners Announced

On Friday evening the bow ties were spinning and the ball gowns were floating as AFG came to town at Southport’s Convention Centre for the second Annual People Awards.

The gala event saw winners from our Regional Awards come together to celebrate their successes and share news of the great work we do right across AFG.

Neil Campbell, chief executive at Alternative Futures Group said:

“The People’s Awards were set up to recognise and highlight the dedication, commitment and excellence of all of our staff.

“More than 650 nominations were received across the 11 award categories by staff, people the charity supports, family members and carers.

“There were so many worthy winners on the night and all of them deserve a special mention.”

All of the nominees are worthy of enormous congratulations for reaching the final event, but particularly the winners in each category.

Congratulations to everyone and thank you to everyone who was involved in organising and supporting the event.

Rising Star Award
Caroline Foynes, Deputy Manager, Merseyside

Volunteer/ Unsung Hero of the Year
Natalie Benson, Team Leader, Merseyside

Best Newcomer Award
Keith Tyson, Support Worker, Lancashire

The Intrelate Outstanding Achievement/ Innovation Award
Terence Noon, Support Worker, Merseyside

Versatility Award
Maria Akister, Support Worker, Lancashire

The Woodbank Office Solutions Positive Influence Award
Susan Johnson, Support Worker, Greater Manchester

Leader of the Year
Craig Evason, Team Leader, Wirral

Health and Social Care Professional of the Year
Alvine Andrews, Staff Nurse, Greater Manchester

Corporate Services Employee of the year
Gemma Scrutton, Senior Business Analyst

The Key Care Support Worker of the Year Award
Ziggy Ahmed, Support Worker, greater Manchester

The Zen Internet Team of the Year Award
Overdale, Lancaster

Special Recognition Awards also went to
Stephen Jennings
Rachel Green
Stuart Lyons
Tony Shaw

We’d also like to thank our sponsors, without whom the People Awards would not have been possible:

City West Housing Trust (Forviva Group)
Key Care & Support
Woodbank Office Solutions
Zen Internet Ltd
Talk Talk