Yesterday MacIntyre hosted its annual staff awards ceremony. Named after one of MacIntyre’s founders, this year’s Marjorie Newton Wright Awards was hosted online and recognised, celebrated and rewarded MacIntyre staff and volunteers who demonstrated outstanding support, innovation, and commitment to the people we support.
The nominees were recognised for their outstanding achievement by their peers, people we support, their families, and external professionals.
It was a fantastic event featuring music from Haddon Beats, a MacIntyre celebration video, a No Limits music video and speeches from MacIntyre’s Chairman John Berriman as well as Sarah Burslem and Helen Bass.
The highlight of the event was of course the announcement of the incredible 2021 winners:
- Special Award – Elliot Jones, Health & Safety Manager
- Best Newcomer – Harry Palmer, Administrator, Milton Keynes
- Innovation – Puddle Project, Warrington
- Frontline employee – Adult Services – Colin Schimmefennig, Anvil Close
- Frontline employee – Children and Young People – Liane Sheppard, No Limits Bucks
- Support Employee – Catherine Bradley, No Limits
- Volunteer – Andy Cornwell, online Bingo Night
- H&S Champion – Tina Murray, Area Manager, Bedfordshire
- L&D Champion - Sandra White, Administrator, Milton Keynes
- Fundraising Champion – Lauren Bradley, Administrator, Worcestershire
- Outstanding Team – Anvil Close, London
- Lifetime achievement – Diane Smith, Area Manager, Bucks, Essex and Oxfordshire
- Inspiring Leaders – Children and Young People – Luke Cunniff, Woodland View, Hertfordshire
- Inspiring Leaders – Adult Services – Carl Stubbs, Rowan Close, Hampshire
Helen Bass, MacIntyre Workforce Director took the opportunity to thank staff:
‘I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all MacIntyre employees for your contribution and commitment to the people you support, your colleagues and MacIntyre over the last 12 months – throughout this year you have been amazing.’
Sarah Burslem, MacIntyre CEO celebrated achievements and remembered those who sadly couldn’t be with us:
While we celebrate your achievements, we must also take time to remember the people we support, our colleagues, family and friends who have died following a diagnosis of COVID-19. The past two years have been difficult for us all and I would like to thank you for your kindness, compassion and thoughtfulness. We can move forward together, remembering and celebrating the lives of friends and colleagues who sadly can’t be with us.
John Berriman, MacIntyre’s Chairman congratulated MacIntyre:
‘Another excellent Marjorie Newton Wright Awards day today. Well done to everyone involved’
We look forward to sharing some of the stories behind the awards with you over the next few months.