The fabulous National Care Awards Gala Evening was sponsored by Christie & Co who have been sponsors for 20 consecutive years, and held at the prestigious Hilton London Metropole Hotel, the same venue for those 20 years. Richard Lunn, Christie’s Managing Director for Care, welcomed the guests and reminisced about some of the highlights over those years and how much he enjoyed being involved with the Awards.
The evening’s entertainment opened with Jon Culshaw, widely regarded by many as Britain’s best impressionist with a catalogue of over 350 impersonations and voices, and is a celebrity ambassador for Marie Curie. The comedian and impersonator then went on to reveal the winners of the 20th National Care Awards.
The evening closed with a finalists’ raffle to win a spa weekend courtesy of the Evolve Care Group which was won by Carl Weston of TLC Care. Followed by a game of Heads or Tails, there were thousands of pounds raised for The Care Workers Charity which helps carers who have fallen on hard times through no fault of their own. The celebrations then continued with entertainment sponsored by Pinders including music from the well-known band Sink the Beat who entertained the guests until the early hours! The photo booth made another appearance this year thanks to sponsors Compass Associates and was a huge success with queues of elaborately costumed people out the door!
The reputation of the National Care Awards as the longest established and most entertaining Care Awards by a significant margin was enhanced again.
Its vigorous and personalised judging process, along with its glamour, make it the Awards most people want to win. Look out for the start of next year’s National Care Awards when nominations open in the spring.
The National Care Awards is the longest established Annual Awards and is organised by social care’s leading publication, Caring Times. Caring Times reflects the opinion leaders in the social care sector, focusing on news affecting the private, public and not-for-profit providers of nursing and residential care.
The Awards were devised to celebrate the very best people in the long-term care sector, highlighting excellence and rewarding those who work tirelessly to provide consistently outstanding care.
The Awards are completely free to enter and this year there were 18 categories overall, see our 2018 Winners tab for all of the details!