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WINNER Care Personality 2017

Care UK’s chief executive. Mike Parish, won Care Personality in the 2017 National Care Awards. The National Care Awards is the longest established annual awards for the care sector.

Leading the way

The awards celebrate the best talent in the long-term care sector, highlighting excellence and rewarding those who work tirelessly to provide outstanding care.

Mike, who has been chief executive at Care UK since 2001, was one of five senior managers selected by an independent panel for his contribution to the care home sector over the past 12 months. In the 16 years since Mike joined Care UK he has taken it from being a small organisation with little infrastructure to become one of the largest health and social care providers in the UK.

Impressive shortlist

Three other Care UK colleagues celebrated making it to the finals in different categories.

Eileen Coyle-Jones was a finalist in the Care Operations Manager category. She oversees 12 Care UK homes as regional director for West London, and has an ethos that nothing is impossible. Colleagues praise her ‘incredible foresight, business acumen, intelligence, prodigious leadership and outstanding productivity’.

Jon Sneath, lifestyle lead at Priors House in Leamington Spa was hoping to take home the Activities Coordinator award after his success at our own Care UK awards, the RCS Stars.

Julie Price from Appleby House in Epsom reached the finals too in the Care Housekeeper category. Julie, who juggles a large family with a full-time job as housekeeper and carer at the home, stops at nothing to ensure that every resident has everything they need for a comfortable and fulfilling life.

Past achievements

In 2014 we were delighted when Denise Sewrey, deputy manager at Jubilee House, and Joana Martins, a nurse from Laurel Dene care home, made it to the finals.