Top carers, nurses, and support staff from Scotland's leading care provider, Meallmore Ltd, have been honoured for their unwavering dedication at the 2023 Meallmore Colleague Awards.
Recognising Exceptional Dedication
Presented by the celebrated singer and TV personality, Michelle McManus, the awards were a heartwarming celebration of Meallmore employees who have made a positive impact on the lives of colleagues, residents, and their families throughout the past year.
With a total of 14 awards categories, including ‘Emerging Talent,’ ‘Excellence in Support Services,’ and the prestigious ‘Manager of the Year,’ this year's awards received an impressive surge in submissions, surpassing even the remarkable response seen in 2022.
A Special Tribute
The 2023 awards introduced a new category - ‘Brand Ambassador of the Year’ - underscoring the commitment to recognising excellence in every aspect of care provision.
However, it was the ‘Special Recognition Award’ that left a profound impact, bestowed upon three extraordinary individuals - Steve Gordon, Merralee (Mel) Walker, and Andrew Rodden. Their commendable response in preparing Daviot Care Home for evacuation during summer wildfires earned them accolades from the emergency services for their resilience and integrity in the face of an extraordinary situation.
A Collective Tribute
Nominations for all award categories poured in from residents and their families, visiting professionals, and fellow colleagues. With around 1,700 employees eligible for nominations, this collective recognition is a testament to the dedication that courses through every level of the Meallmore team.
Cillian Hennessey, Managing Director of Meallmore, expressed his immense pride in the colleagues and their dedication: “At Meallmore, we’re extremely proud of all our colleagues and their hard work and commitment. We regularly see individuals going the extra mile in providing the highest standards of care for our residents, and so this awards ceremony is a perfect opportunity to acknowledge them."
On presenting the awards, Michelle McManus added, “A huge congratulations goes to all the finalists and winners of the Meallmore Colleague Awards 2023. It was amazing to get involved with the award ceremony again this year, as being able to applaud those who work in the care sector is something I love to celebrate."
These awards are pivotal for Meallmore, serving as a platform to celebrate the dedication, compassion, and care that the team extends to residents across Scotland. They echo Meallmore’s unwavering commitment to providing the highest quality care and support to residents and reflect the dedication of a team driven by excellence.
Honoring the Best
As one of Scotland's most trusted health and social care providers, Meallmore continually invests in staff training, engagement, and communication to ensure that residents receive the best possible care. The company offers a wide range of residential nursing, dementia, and mental health care services across Scotland.
Celebrating the Winners
The 2023 Meallmore Colleague Awards served as a heartfelt celebration of excellence, compassion, and dedication. These awards reaffirm the commitment of Meallmore and its team to making caring mean more every day.
Watch the video showcasing some of the magical moments from this memorable day and hear a few words from Meallmore MD, Cillian Hennessey, and Michelle McManus.
Congratulations to all our finalists and winners, and thank you for being an integral part of the Meallmore family.
Award winners include:
- Emerging Talent - Courteney Forrester, Alderwood
- Excellence In Support Services - Agnes Fullerton, Kynnaird
- Positive Impact - Natalie Wilkie, Antonine House
- Manager Of the Year - Suzanne Pitt, Hilton Court
- Senior Carer/Practitioner - Fiona Sutherland, Redwoods
- Head Office and Field Based Support Team - Isabel Szeliga
- Meaningful Activities - Jade Innes, Bayview
- Elderly Home Service - Kynnaird House
- Nurse of the Year - Kamil Zietek, Mearns House
- Carer of the Year - Jade McPherson, The Oaks
- Mental Health Home - Hilton Court
- Brand Ambassador (New For 2023) - Mel Walker and Andrew Rodden, Daviot House
- Meals Mean More (Competition) - Dan McGonigle, Kincaid House
- Special Recognition Award - Steve Gordon, Caulfield House; Mel Walker and Andrew Rodden, Daviot House