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Hallmark team shortlisted for national leadership awards

26 September 2023

Hallmark team shortlisted for national leadership awards

We are delighted to announce that four members of our senior leadership team have been shortlisted at the Social Care Leadership Awards.

Our Care Quality Governance and Compliance Director, Julie Rayner has been shortlisted for The Quality Assurance Leader title alongside our People and Performance Director, Elizabeth Fairchild who has been shortlisted for the Innovation in Social Care Leader award.

Meanwhile, our Welsh Regional Director Cheryl Wanklyn has also been nominated for the esteemed Lifetime Achievement title.

At the same event, our Founder and Executive Chair, Avnish Goyal CBE, has been named in Care Talk Magazine Social Care Top 30 Awards.

The Social Care Top 30 and Leadership Awards provides an opportunity to showcase and recognise real leadership and excellence in the sector.

As part of the shortlisting process for the Social Care Top 30, Care Talk readers and sector professionals submit their nominations of who they think are the most influential leaders. Care Talk readers are then asked to vote online for the individual they think should be number one in the Top 30 chart.

Avnish Goyal CBE said: “It’s an honour to be a finalist and I’d like to thank those who nominated me. It’s clear to me that we have many inspirational leaders in our sector – let us use this position to champion all that’s great and good in social care.”

Care Quality Governance and Compliance Director, Julie Rayner added: “Finding myself personally shortlisted for the Quality Assurance Leader award is truly an honour and a reminder of the value of our commitment to maintaining high standards in all that we do. It reflects the collective effort of a dedicated team and serves as a humble acknowledgment that our pursuit of quality is a shared commitment and a path worth continuing.”

People and Performance Director, Elizabeth Fairchild said: “Being personally shortlisted for the Innovation in Social Care Leader award is a great recognition of our collective efforts at Hallmark to redefine and elevate the standard of care. It underscores the power of creativity, collaboration, and a shared vision in making a meaningful impact on the lives we touch. This nomination inspires us to continue pushing boundaries and innovating for a brighter future in social care.”

Regional Director, Cheryl Wanklyn said: “Being shortlisted for the Lifetime Achievement in Care Award is a heartwarming recognition of a lifelong journey dedicated to the well-being of others. It has been my privilege to care for many residents families and team members throughout my career. This award is a reminder that the impact we make, to one life at a time, can accumulate into a legacy of compassion and care. This nomination is a reflection of the incredible people and stories that have shaped my career, and it inspires me to continue championing the values that have guided me throughout this remarkable journey, It is an absolute honour to be nominated for such a prestigious award.”

The Top 10 finalists together with all the overall winner for the Social Care Top 30 and the Social Care Leadership Awards will be announced at a prestigious awards dinner, on the 12th October at The Hilton Bankside.

If you would like to show your support for Avnish Goyal, you can vote for him before the 1st September here.