At Meallmore, we believe in recognising and celebrating the outstanding contributions of our colleagues who go above and beyond to positively impact the lives of our residents and their fellow team members. The Meallmore Colleague Awards are a testament to the dedication, passion, and commitment that define our incredible team.
We're thrilled to announce this year's finalists across various categories, each representing the epitome of excellence within our Meallmore family. As we eagerly await the awards ceremony on the 4th of October, let's take a moment to get acquainted with our remarkable finalists:
Recognising exceptional individuals who are either new to the sector or have grown in their role to become a shining example.
Excellence in Support Services
Recognising individuals who work to support the residents and staff teams by providing essential services that ensure our nursing homes are compliant and comfortable places to live.
Recognising individuals who have consistently embodied the Meallmore Values and Ways of Working and empowered others to do the same, evidencing how their sustained input has positively benefited individuals, services and/or the wider sector.
Manager of the Year
This award will be made to a manager who shows vision in developing person-centered care by recruiting and developing a team who consistently deliver good outcomes and meet the ever-changing need of the residents. In addition to the care focus the manager will also understand the need for compliance and commerciality.
- Suzanne Pitt - Hilton Court
- Roselle Alberto - Kynnaird
- Michelle Ruiz-Beltran - Airthrey
Senior Carer / Practitioner
This award recognises the vital role of the Senior Care Worker and Senior Care Practitioner in providing quality care and support to residents / clients and colleagues. You work in partnership with your nursing and care colleagues to ensure each person is valued and treated respect in all aspects of their daily life and can demonstrate evidence of dedication, sensitive handling of matters of importance to residents, and career progression.
- Karis Callaghan - Hilton Court
- Emma McMillan - Kincaid
- Fiona Sutherland - Redwoods
Head Office & Field-Based Support Team
This award recognises individuals within the area or national teams we rely on to provide varying support functions to our services across Scotland.
- Alana Walker
- Isabel Szeliga
- Susan Land
This award recognises individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the quality of life, health, and happiness of the people they work with through the activities they provide.
Elderly Home Service
This award celebrates teams who can demonstrate their understanding of treating each person as an individual by providing person-centered care, how they make a difference to individuals, and a passion for improving the care/lives of people within their service with excellence and innovation.
Nurse of the Year
This award will be presented to a nurse or deputy manager who represents effective and outstanding nursing practice within the care home environment and ensures each person is valued and treated with respect in all aspects of their daily life.
- Jovy Magan - Kynnaird
- Jim Riggans - Hilton Court
- Kamil Zietek - Mearns
Carer of the Year
This award will be made to a care worker who recognises the responsibility and rewards that come with the opportunity to care for others and is known to consistently provide high-quality standards that support our commitment to person-centered care. A key member of the team who shows exemplary skills and dedication in their work and has a strong commitment to their continued personal development and the support of their colleagues.
Mental Health Home
This award celebrates teams who can reflect the specific skills needed to manage and deliver services sensitive to the needs of their client group. Making a difference to individuals through their specialist care, demonstrating excellence and innovation in developing their care provision.
- Hilton Court
- The Oaks
This colleague is someone who represents our company values every day, whilst creating an environment that feels like a great place to work by having a positive impact on the colleagues that they work alongside.
Meals Mean More
Finalist chefs will have to prepare a meal, taking into account nutrition presentation, taste, textured diet process, fortification, and suitability for finger food. The cook-off has been judged by a panel of 6 judges.
- Robert Scott – Hilton Court
- Paul O’Brien – St Modans
- Dan McGonigle – Kincaid House
These dedicated individuals represent the very essence of Meallmore's commitment to providing exceptional care and support. Their hard work, compassion, and unwavering dedication have made a significant difference in the lives of our residents and colleagues.
As we approach the awards ceremony, let's come together as a community to applaud and celebrate the achievements of these finalists. Stay tuned for updates on the winners and the inspiring stories that make Meallmore truly exceptional. The journey to the awards night promises to be an exciting one, and we can't wait to see who will take home the coveted titles.
Congratulations to all our finalists, and thank you for being an integral part of the Meallmore family.