Continued Care was named the best employer in Harrogate at the 2016 Harrogate Advertiser Business Awards.
Up against a shortlist of the best businesses in the Harrogate district, we were thrilled the judges chose us to win the title of best employer. The care industry is one which gets a lot of negative press, which can be hard for the people working in it. We have worked very hard to buck this trend and to offer a happy, supportive workplace to all our staff.
At Continued Care, we believe happy staff will work better, which means they will deliver a better service to our clients. We do all we can to support our team members, including helping them to achieve new qualifications, and we pride ourselves on our positive company culture.
As part of the judging process for the award, we were pleased to welcome Paul and Mike from category sponsor Berwins to our office. It was a pleasure to show them around our business and explain what we do. Then, it was just a case of waiting to see what happened on the night. Our team members dressed up for the black tie ceremony and enjoyed a welcome drink followed by a three-course dinner at the lovely Majestic Hotel.
It was the first time we had been shortlisted for an award like this and it was very nerve-wracking waiting for the announcement to be made! Fortunately, we didn’t have long to wait as Employer of the Year was the first category to be announced.
Despite the strong competition, Continued Care was announced as the winner and so we headed up to the stage to collect our award. The rest of the evening was a bit of a blur of photos, congratulations, excitement and cheering – and soon we were back on stage for a group photograph with all of the winners.
It was a truly fantastic night and we are very grateful to the Harrogate Advertiser for organising it, to Berwins for choosing us as their category winner, to CNG for sponsoring the champagne reception and to main sponsor Verity Frearson for a brilliant event.
All that remains to be said is that we’re recruiting! So if you would like to join the best company to work for in Harrogate, please get in touch: call Mike or Helen on 01423 871003. We’d love to hear from you!