On the 19th October, Avante Care & Support, a not-for-profit care organisation, held their annual Sparkle award ceremony celebrating, recognising, and rewarding the excellent work that goes on across the organisation.
There were 15 award categories including Awesome Deputy, Achiever, Catering Star and Best Boss awards. The ceremony took place at the Alexander Centre in Faversham with over 140 staff members, Trustees and residents in attendance.
Veronica Anthony-David, Director of People & Organisational Development, opened proceedings with a warm welcome congratulating all those who had been nominated and also took the opportunity to thank all staff across the organisation for their hard work and dedication. There were speeches from the Directors, including Sarah-Jane Clapson, Director of Care Operations, who gave an overview of the year. The afternoon was closed by one of our Trustees, Gill Gibb who is Chair of the Care and Quality Committee.
The award ceremony, sponsored by ComServe, celebrated good care practice across the care homes and home care services, staff development across the organisation and those staff who go the extra mile to support their work colleagues and others.
For staff who were unable to attend on the day there was a live stream available courtesy of MMS360 who filmed the event throughout the afternoon.
Once the awards had been presented guests were treated to the delightful tones from solo saxophonist, Ruth, SAXZSMITH LTD whilst food was being served.
Lyndsay Hopper, Marketing Manager and Sparkle Award Organiser, said “This year’s Sparkle Awards were a great success, with over 140 people in attendance. The ceremony provided an excellent platform to recognise and thank staff across the organisation for their dedication and hard work. Well done to all of the award winners, runners up, those shortlisted and also to those that were nominated for the Sparkle Awards 2022. I would like to thank our sponsors ComServe who kindly sponsored the Sparkle Award event and thank everyone who helped to make the event a success.“