Marjorie Newton Wright Awards 2018

26 April 2018

Yesterday marked the 9th year of the Marjorie Newton Wright Awards. Launched in 2009 to commemorate our founders Kenneth and Marjorie Newton Wright, the awards provide a fantastic opportunity to recognise, celebrate and commend many exceptional individuals, teams and volunteers across MacIntyre.

Colleagues, people we support and family members were invited to nominate those who made not only a huge impact on those we support, but to the whole organisation by continuously embodying MacIntyre’s values. This resulted in a remarkable 173 nominations; evidence of the outstanding contributions and commitment made this year.

With incredible performances from our No Limits students Lydon Williamson and Rocco O’Callaghan, we were thrilled to be joined by the Newton Wright family, two of our Trustees John Berriman and Duncan Strachan and nearly 300 guests to recognise the inspirational work completed across MacIntyre.

The details of the Winners and Highly Commended for each category are provided below. Congratulations to them all, as well as all those who were nominated.

Newcomer to MacIntyre or Role


Jennifer Summers, Brookes Road, Flitwick

Highly Commended

Katharine Waldron, Shared Lives, Warrington

Lee Williams, Hub 4, Warrington

Outstanding Individual Frontline Employee Award


Kate Webb, MacIntyre School

Lyn Mawhinney, No Limits

Michelle Wilkinson, Chesterfield Lifelong Learning

Highly Commended

Simon Earwicker, Dartford Road, Sevenoaks

Specialist Support Employee Award


Beverley Blackwell, Head of Admin

Highly Commended

Tanya May, Human Resources, Central Admin

Vicky Smith, MacIntyre Checkers

Outstanding Team Award


White Ladies Close, Worcester

Highly Commended

Office Admin, Ampthill

Burdock Close Team, Leicester

Health & Safety Champion Award


Sonya Cox, MacIntyre School

Highly Commended

Tina Murray, Area Manager, Bedfordshire

Kirsty Peachy, Head of Operations, Adult Services

Fundraising Champion Award


Zoey Cussons and Jess Brookes, Waring Close

Highly Commended

Dan Simmonds, Station Road, Ampthill

John Webber, No Limits, Milton Keynes

Innovation Award


Will Fletcher, Western Avenue, Chester

Highly Commended

Pam Rozentals, No Limits, Beds & Herts

Volunteer Award


Sue Checkett, Fletchers Mews, Milton Keynes

Highly Commended

Helen Blanksby, Chesterfield

Dewi Griffith, Milton Keynes

Inspiring Leader Award


Amanda Chadwick, No Limits Beds & Herts

Rowan Jackson, St Martins, Oswestry

Highly Commended

Jo Kent, No Limits, Bucks

Sally Lee, Manchester Road, Warrington