Last night we welcomed some incredibly inspirational people through the doors of The Belfry Hotel. The night was filled with emotion as we listened to the truly phenomenal stories of the finalists of our prestigious Voyage Excellence Awards.
Our host this year was the fantastic Ore Oduba. Ore, Strictly Come Dancing winner 2016, hung up his dancing shoes for the night as he presented our ceremony and was truly humbled by the hard work of our staff team ‘It was a real honour to be here. It is such an important sector, and to see not only the amazing standard of quality and the level of care that everybody in this room puts in to their work, but to see how much it means to their peers, colleagues and friends is truly humbling. To be in a room like this, where there is real camaraderie, it really doesn’t feel like work and that is why it is so special to celebrate it, and I’m sure they’re all going to celebrate!
We travelled through the decades as The Misfits got the crowd going with some fantastic music; we were all in awe of the magic that Matthew Knight performed for our guests and there was plenty of laughs as our finalists posed for their very own caricature from Sam the Caricaturist.
A big well done to the 2018 Voyage Excellence Awards winners...
Branch of the Year: Voyage (DCA) Solihull & Birmingham
Community Team of the Year: Hulbert Road, Hampshire
Community Support Worker of the Year: Beverley Tremayne, Voyage (DCA) Solihull & Birmingham
Community Manager of the Year: Michelle Anstee, Nottingham Supported Living (DCA)
Care Home Team of the Year: Mawney Road
Care Home Support Worker of the Year: Donna Lamont, Abbey Gardens
Care Home Manager of the Year: Rachel Campbell, Sanderling House
Specialist Team of the Year: Sheringham Avenue
Group Support Team of the Year: NLDC
Group Support Team Member of the Year: Chris Spencer, Finance Business Partner
Field Based Team Member of the Year: Emma Merritt, Training
Learner of the Year: Carly Lacey, Cecil Road
Outstanding Achievement of the Year: Denise Flannagan, Operations Manager
Operations Manager of the Year: Steph Allen
Sade Abayomi: Jane Troy, Lorenzo Drive
Our staff and their teams were humbled as their successes were celebrated, Michelle Anstee was truly astounded by her win ‘Oh my god, this is amazing! I have worked for Voyage Care for a long time and it’s really nice to get recognition for the things we do. This is for the team, it isn’t for me – it’s a team effort and I am so proud of the team’
A big thank you is also in order for our amazing sponsors! Civica, Personal Group and Ogilvie were our platinum and gold sponsors of the night and helped to make the event such a wonderful success.
We will be sharing more pictures from our very talented photographer Alex Styles on our social media, so please make sure you take a look!