Hard working Andy scoops prestigious award

July 6, 2017

Andy Ford, the SMO (Senior Maintenance Officer) for Consensus in Wales, has won a top award for the calibre of his work.

With more than 5,500 employees across the group Andy Ford beat off stiff competition to be recognised as SMO of the Year for Consensus.

The awards were presented at a glittering ceremony hosted at the Grove Hotel in Watford and presented by musician and singer Ronan Keating.

Consensus operates over seven services in Wales across Carmarthenshire, Newport, Shropshire, Caerphilly and Caldicot providing accommodation, support and day opportunities for people with learning disabilities and other complex needs. Andy offers support to all the services maintaining the external and internal areas. He paints all the rooms for people supported across the services as determined by their choices and preferences and is on hand 24 hours a day for any emergency repairs that are required to keep people safe and comfortable.

Following a review of over 3,000 nominations received from colleagues and people supported for the awards, Andy was shortlisted for the award.

The judges echoed the views of one nomination which stated; “Andy is always willing to do and give of his best. Hard working.”

Attended by over 340 guests the evening was a great occasion, with colleagues and business partners coming together to celebrate the very best care and support provided by outstanding people.

Paul Jeffery, CEO, Caring Homes Group stated; “The Recognition Awards 2017, provided an opportunity to showcase talent, dedication and commitment, as well as demonstrate the crucial role our professionals play in caring for some of the most vulnerable people in our society.

It’s very important that we celebrate success, from the finalists nominated, to the thousands of our colleagues making a significant contribution to caring for and supporting people all over the UK.”

The event was generously sponsored by Caring Homes Group’s business partners, who together made the event possible.