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Avery Healthcare Group Awards 2023

Recognising and celebrating our peers’ excellence and hard work is integral to our values at Avery. Throughout August and September, Avery Healthcare and the Hawthorns group colleagues nominated and shared testimonials of their peers for our annual Avery Awards. This year, we were delighted to introduce a Volunteer of the Year category, recognising our volunteers who share their time and talents with residents across our homes.

Chief Executive Officer Lorna Rose hosted the awards on Thursday 2nd November, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon. It was a joyous occasion, as shortlisted finalists came together for a celebration lunch, commemorating the wonderful successes across our group. Residents and staff teams within our homes were also able to join in with a live feed of the event streamed to our homes, allowing them to support their colleagues and celebrate successes with their own parties.

Speaking on behalf of the Executive team, Lorna said: “Everyone at Avery feels proud to be part of the healthcare sector, and we all aspire to make a difference to people’s lives. This event is particularly special as nominations have been made by peers. I felt hugely proud as we celebrated each other’s achievements and would like to congratulate those who received a nomination, finalists, and the winners. Avery is a truly special place to be.”

Watch the highlights from the day and here from some of the winners below:


We are delighted to announce the winners of the Avery Healthcare Group Awards 2023:

Dementia Champion of the Year

Winner – Lisa Bailey, Hempstalls Hall

Finalist – Jay Jay Chavez, Bagshot Gardens

Finalist – Leah-Ann Bond, Westbourne Tower


Hospitality Champion of the Year

Winner – Greg Novelli, Ascot Grange

Finalist – Sharon Simpkins, Newcross

Finalist – Luisa Yawson Mensah, Seagrave House


Supporting Excellence

Winner – Claire Harne, Well-being & Activity Support Advisor

Winner – Kristina Breen, Purchase Ledger Team Leader

Finalist – Sue Curtis, Quality Development Manager

Finalist– Charlotte Fennell, Payroll Manager


Manager of the Year

Winner – Alyson Day, Avon Valley

Finalist – Simon Dixey, Alma Court

Finalist – Mark Deadman, Ascot Grange


Nurse Champion of the Year

Winner – Ionela Georgiana Mosoianu, Albion Court

Finalist – Mariciel Figuracion-Hawak, Rosebery Manor


Carer of the Year

Winner – Fay Chadwick, Hempstalls Hall

Finalist– Charlie Hooper, Fleet Hall

Finalist – Keeley Tranter, Hawthorns Aldridge


Culinary Champion of the Year

Winner – Emilio Pascucci, Astbury Manor

Finalist – Alex Wann, Avery Park

Finalist- Patricia Wilkinson, Highcliffe


Maintenance Person of the Year

Winner – John Attree, The Hawthorns Eastbourne

Finalist- Nigel Breadmore, Avon Valley

Finalist – Andrew Pointon, Horse Fair


Team of the Year

WinnersGrove Park Care Team

Finalists – Albion Court Team

Finalists – Elvy Court Team

Finalists – Elstree View Team

Finalists – The Hawthorns Braintree Team


Learning & Development Champion of the Year

Winner – Amelia-May Parks, Birchmere House

Finalist – Claire Little, Seagrave House


Well-being & Activities Champion of the Year

Winner – Kerry Counihan, Birchmere House

Finalist – Patrick Maher, Chorleywood Manor

Finalist – Kieran Vass, Highcliffe


Volunteer of the Year

Winner – Catherine Cam, Camberley Woods

Finalist – Bob Sells, Brentwood Arches


Administration & Front of House Champion of the Year

Winner – Laura Mercer, Acacia Lodge

Finalist – Alysha Hiscocks, Poets Mews

Finalist – Joanne Weedon, Sonning Gardens


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