AFG Stars Shine At Awards Evening

AFG is delighted to announce the winners of its 2019 Celebrate Success awards following a glittering awards ceremony in Haydock. Nominees in each category were voted on by AFG colleagues from across the organisation.

Highlight of the evening was the announcement of the Neil Campbell Inspirational Leader of the Year – awarded to Tameside Team Leader Andrea Easter for her inspirational everyday leadership. Celebrating the work of former CEO Neil Campbell, Neil was an inspirational leader who stood out above the rest.

We Are One was won by Team 2 Faraday Rise (Rochdale) celebrating colleagues who understand the importance of succeeding together with a shared purpose and vision.

We Raise The Bar went to Sharon Paul (Tameside) for her focus on the positives of change through innovation and leading the way.

Every Person Matters was awarded to Naomi Stanner (Lea Court independent hospital) for her people-focused approach – valuing peoples’ skills, gifts and potential.

Susan Blohm (Warrington) picked up We Make A Positive Difference – recognising colleagues who visibly demonstrate their passion and drive to make a positive difference to others.

We Take Ownership was given to Kaley Kenyon (Burnley) for doing the right thing, being solution- focused and getting results.

A newly added category, Head Office Colleague of the Year, was awarded to Sarah Butler for an ‘amazing colleague’ for living our values and playing a significant role in supporting other departments and operational colleagues.

Also new this year was the Frontline Colleague of the Year (Mental Health), won by Sharon Taylor (Millbrook independent hospital) – awarded to support workers, nurses or therapists in AFG’s mental health division for living our values, being excellent at what they do and going above and beyond for the people they support.

Frontline Colleague of the Year (Learning Disability) was Mark Williams, a Support Worker at Naylorsfield & Hartsbourne in Liverpool. This is awarded to support workers, nurses or therapists in our learning disability division. Mark was acknowledged for living our values, being excellent at what he does and having gone above and beyond for the people he supports.

Commenting after the awards AFG’s CEO Ian Pritchard said: “Our awards go from strength to strength. It was a very special evening, recognising AFG stars who have made outstanding contributions to AFG during 2019. We had 318 nominations this year. Congratulations to all 18 colleagues and 10 teams who made it through to the final. It was an evening to be very proud of all AFG staff.”