The Marjorie Newton-Wright Awards are MacIntyre’s annual awards, recognising our amazing staff. The Awards were launched in 2009 in memory of Kenneth and Marjorie Newton Wright, our founders, who dedicated their lives to helping and supporting children and adults with learning disabilities.
The event is normally held in person in Spring; this year we switched to six separate Zoom events over six afternoons to celebrate each of the 199 individuals and teams who were nominated and were delighted that over 300 people, staff, volunteers and people supported were able to join us.
Helen Bass, Workforce Directors said:
“I would like to congratulate all our employees who were nominated for the 2019/2020 Marjorie Newton Wright Awards. These annual awards acknowledge and celebrate staff dedication, commitment, innovation and excellence.
This year we have had an exceptional number of nominations received from staff, people we support and families; our judging panels noted how hard it has been to judge this year!
This year has certainly been a year that we will all remember due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We recognise and acknowledge all our outstanding staff for their unflagging commitment to the people we support, their families and colleagues throughout this period - we thank you for your kindness, hard work and the difference that you make on a daily basis.”
This year’s winners were
- Caroline Bradley, The Cherries, Flackwell Heath - Inspiring Leader: Adult Services
- Daniel Pratt, Waring Close, Leicester - Frontline Staff: Adult Services
- Jade Parker, Great Communities Worcestershire - Newcomer to MacIntyre Role
- Jennifer Marshall, MacIntyre School & Children’s Home, Wingrave - Inspiring Leader: Children and Young People
- Julie Fox, MacIntyre School and Children’s Home, Wingrave - Learning & Development Champion
- Leander McFadden, Compliance Team - H&S Champion
- Lynn Kennedy, Workforce Development Manager - Specialist Support
- Melissa Gee, MacIntyre School & Children’s Home, Wingrave - Front Line Staff: Children and Young People
- Milton Keynes Memory Café Volunteer - Volunteers
- Paul Payne, Lifelong Learning, Milton Keynes - Innovation
- Positive Behaviour Support Team - Outstanding Teams
- The Cherries Staff Team, Flackwell Heath - Fundraising Champion