We hosted our annual co-worker awards at the Hampshire Court Hotel in Basingstoke last week. Over 100 co-workers were joined by The Mayor of Basingstoke & Deane, Councillor Ann Court, ex-England Cricketer and Managing Director of local business Cotton Graphics Shaun Udal and our founder and Chair of Directors, Marion Cornick.
Speaking ahead of the awards, our Managing Director Deborah Cornick said: “Every day, our extraordinary team each change the world in small but significant ways. They create safe, stimulating and fulfilling homes for the people we support. They give the people we support the power to take as much control as they can to live happy and fulfilling lives as independently as possible.
“Liaise is only as good as our co-workers. They’re the ones delivering the care day and night. We could not make such a positive difference to the people we support without their hard work and commitment. It is important that we recognise their hard work.”
A number of awards were presented ranging from Best Newcomer to Service In the Community. Winner of Service in the Community Award, Siobhan Phillips who also volunteers for St Michael’s Hospice shop in Basingstoke said: “It means a lot to be recognised. I have lots of emotions. It’s fantastic.”
Winner of two awards on the night, Spreading the Word and Promoting Wellbeing, Sam Kitojo said: “It’s great. I couldn’t have done it without my team’s support. The award is under my name but it is for everybody I work with.”
Founder, Marion Cornick also presented the local Mayor with a donation for Ark Cancer Centre Charity. Marion said: “I would imagine everyone in this room has been touched by cancer, whether it is knowing someone going through it or having lost someone to it, but we are delighted to support Ark Cancer Centre Charity this year.”