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Partners in Support Announce Winners of the 2021 Staff Awards.

23rd September 2021:  The Partners in Support Staff Awards, judged by Sharon Davies, CEO of the Hertfordshire Care Providers Association, celebrated the incredible stars of Adult Social Care in Hertfordshire, with this year’s categories including Best Newcomer, Courage in the Face of Adversity, Community Champions, Inspirational Leadership, Heart of Partners, Building Positive Relationships and going the Extra Mile.

 Held at Stevenage Football Club, the awards were a night of celebration, recognition, and reflection after a very challenging year.  Partners front line workers have faced the most challenging 18 months of their careers and they have done so with dedication and the upmost bravery, putting others before themselves, each and every day.  As an organisation we are incredibly proud of what we have overcome and so grateful for the people that work with us.

“It was great to have an opportunity to reflect on the amazing achievements of our staff, and given recent challenges, never has it been so merited.”

Martin Nicholas, Director

Traditionally an annual event the Partners in Support Staff Awards was created to recognise the hard work and dedication of everyone that works tirelessly every day to make a difference to adults with disabilities.  And after the challenges of the last year, never has it been so merited.

“As the Care Providers Association for the county with the aim of sharing best practice and raising quality, we are delighted to have been asked to judge the partners in support internal awards. It is an honour to hear about all the fantastic work that care professionals are doing, really making a difference to people’s lives in a really person centred way and especially during the pandemic. It is so important that we recognise staff excellence and it is care providers like Partners in Support who understand why reward and recognition is so important to keep our great people in our sector. We will look forward to judging next year”

Sharon Davies, CEO – HCPA


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In addition to the externally judged awards, Partners in Support’s Director and Founder, Martin Nicholas also presented ‘The Directors Award’ which recognises the winners outstanding contribution to the organisation. This year there were three recipients; each individual went above and beyond, making a significant difference during a very turbulent time.

CLAIRE FINNIGAN“Provided constant support over a crucial and highly challenging time”  –

TONY BARTON“Stepped up and supported a vital area we had never needed before”

SHARON AGATE“Selfless and dedicated, I don’t know what we would have done without her”

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