Nearly 300 employees attended a ‘Glitz and Glamour’ themed awards ceremony in Bournemouth on Saturday. The annual event recognised and celebrated the achievements of Hadland Care Group staff during 2015.
22 awards were given to individuals for going ‘Above and Beyond the Call of Duty’, “abcd” awards, for which colleagues were able to nominate each other. These were presented with heart-warming accolades and inspirational stories. Two Health and Safety awards were also given to colleagues at Tops Day Nurseries at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.
This year’s Director’s Award was presented to Diane Wycherley, Operations Manager for Tops Day Nurseries, for outstanding contributions to the company. One of the staff members who nominated Diane for the award said: “Diane is always there to listen when times are hard and keeps me motivated ensuring I continue to develop my practice and believe in myself.”
Cheryl Hadland, Managing Director of Hadland Care Group, said: “What a fantastic year it has been. We were delighted to welcome employees from Baby Grows in Gillingham into our family of nurseries this year and there have been some outstanding developments across all our settings. Our continued success is down to the amazing people working for us and that’s why this awards night is one of the highlights of my year. I chose Diane Wycherley to receive the Director’s Award for her inspirational dedication and professionalism in 2015.”
Diane Wycherley, Operations Manager of Tops Day Nurseries, said: “I have been stepping up within the company because the Operations Director is on maternity leave, as is one of our area managers, so I have taken on more responsibility. It has been a wonderful challenge.”