Towergate Awards Hosted by Denise Van Outen

Nominations open for Towergate Care Awards 2017!

Nominations are now open for the Towergate Care Awards 2017. As a specialist insurance broker, Towergate Insurance provides cover for various areas of the care industry and wants to celebrate individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence in care.

 

The awards will recognise and pay tribute to those who go above and beyond to deliver the best quality care every day, providing a moment in the spotlight for people in this profession.

 David Ross, Chief Executive of Towergate, commented: “We created an awards ceremony which recognises the vital role carers play in our community. We work with many care organisations and witness the high quality of care they provide on a daily basis. 

“It is a truly humbling experience to meet the people who can make someone’s life easier and happier by simply caring.”

The ceremony will be hosted by presenter and actress, Denise Van Outen who is well known for her stage roles in Chicago, Tell Me on a Sunday, Legally Blond and Rent.  Denise is also a familiar face on our television screens sitting on the panel for BBC1’s Any Dream Will Do.

 Speaking about the awards Denise Van Outen said “I am extremely honoured to be a spokesperson for the Towergate Care Awards 2017 and look forward to presenting the awards in March. Carers carry out inspirational, selfless work every single day in an effort to make other individuals’ lives more comfortable.

 “This is particularly close to my heart, and I am privileged to be involved in celebrating those who truly deserve recognition for their generosity, compassion and commitment to the care industry.”

 There are nine award categories, reflecting the diversity of caring in all its many forms, and the winners will be revealed at a lunchtime event held at The Dorchester Hotel in London on Thursday 23rd March 2017.

 Towergate is urging people to give recognition to those who work tirelessly to make other peoples’ lives brighter, and we would urge our members to submit entries for those who regularly go over and above, particularly for the Outstanding Contribution to Home Care category.

 There are eight other categories open for nominations, which are as follows: fostering contribution of the year; care home worker of the year; nursery school worker of the year; volunteer of the year; practice manager of the year; therapist of the year; outstanding contribution to the education sector; and Part Time Working Mummy award – people’s choice for unsung hero.

 There will also be a final award revealed on the day ‘The Towergate Care Awards Winner – 2017’ and the winner of this award will be selected from one of the finalists.

  This year will see the addition of a new category ‘People’s Choice for Unsung Hero’ -   sponsored by ‘The Part-Time Working Mummy’ blog.  Rachaele Hambleton, author of the blog, was catapulted into the media spotlight when she wrote a very honest account of helping a first time mum having a ‘what have I done?’ moment.  This post went viral and, since then, Rachaele has attracted a following of over 250,000 men and women, all helping each other through life’s trials and tribulations.  This award has been introduced in honour of those men and women – those who go out of their way to help others through difficult times.

 To read the terms of entry for each award and to submit a nomination please visit www.towergateinsurance.co.uk/care-awards Deadline for entries is Tuesday 21st February 2017.

 

 

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