News NACC announces award winners for 2018

The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) has announced the winners of the 2018 NACC Awards at a gala dinner. The innovation, achievements and

dedication of teams and individuals that make an exceptional contribution in the specialist field of care catering were rewarded and

celebrated by the association’s members, industry partners and guests at the awards dinner held at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham. The 2018 winners are: Care Establishment

of the Year - Primrose Bank Care Home; Meals on Wheels Award - Harrogate Food Angels,

Harrogate Neighbours Housing Association Ltd; Catering Team of the Year Award - Catering Team, Avery Lodge, Brighterkind; Catering Manager of the Year Award - Jane Parke, County Enterprise Foods, Nottinghamshire County Council; Care Catering Hero Award - Debbie Wright, cook-in-charge for Norse Catering, Munhaven Care Home; Region of the Year - Northern Region; Pam Rhodes Outstanding Achievement Award - Mark Taylor; Chairman’s Award 2018 - David Barker. Neel Radia also presented three dedicated NACC members with an honorary membership of the NACC for their longstanding and outstanding services to the association. The three worthy recipients were Roger Kellow, Sue Hawkins and Vivien Rose. Neel Radia, NACC national chair, says:

“What a night! Huge congratulations to all our winners. Everyone knows that the NACC Awards are a personal highlight of the year for me. It’s such an honour to recognise the exceptional work that takes place in care catering across the UK every day. All our finalists are inspirational and we have a huge amount of respect for them. “Catering for the vulnerable and elderly, who

Winners of the NACC Awards 2018

Refurbished home officially opens doors Provost Helen Carmichael says: “It was a

A recently refurbished care home in Inverness has held an official opening event to give guests a first glimpse of its new facilities and an opportunity to meet the care team.

Culduthel Care Home was acquired by

Meallmore last April and the care provider has now fully transformed the home to significantly enhance its offering. Special guest, Provost of Inverness Helen Carmichael, joined residents, staff and guests for the celebrations, gave a speech and unveiled a commemorative plaque to mark the occasion.

pleasure to officially open Culduthel Care Home, which Mealmore Ltd has acquired and refurbished in Inverness. It was fantastic to meet the owners and residents and to hear their many stories while being shown around the beautiful accommodation.” Culduthel Care Home now has 62 fully

furnished en-suite bedrooms and six luxurious living/dining areas, as well as a cinema, two café areas and a hair and beauty salon. Anne Mawdsley, highland area manager at Meallmore, says: “This was a wonderful

opportunity for us to showcase the excellent facilities we now have on offer at Culduthel and the fantastic work that takes place at the care home.”

Hallmark recognises outstanding team members with awards

Outstanding employees at Hallmark Care Homes were recognised at a national ‘Casino Royale’ themed awards ceremony. Team members from across Hallmark’s

17 facilities dressed up in their best black tie attire and had their hard work celebrated at the annual Hallmark Care Homes’ Awards. The event, which was held at The Renaissance

London Heathrow Hotel was jointly hosted by television presenter, Matt Baker and Hallmark Care Homes managing director Ram Goyal. At the ceremony, which was attended by

over 250 people, 28 team members were recognised for going above and beyond in their care provision across 17 categories. Cheryl Wanklyn, operations director,

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Hallmark Care Homes, says: “We are extremely proud to recognise our team members who have demonstrated excellence within their field of work. The awards evening was an opportunity to recognise and award those particular employees who go above and beyond and are outstanding in their everyday roles.”


can have a wide range of special dietary and dining needs, requires specialist knowledge and skills and carries immense responsibility and for caterers impacted by the ongoing squeeze on social care budgets, it’s even more challenging.”

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