This year’s Staff Awards took place on Friday 6th September at Roundwood Garden Centre, Braintree with an ‘All the Fun at the Fair theme’. The evening allowed us to celebrate many outstanding individuals and teams as well as providing a great opportunity to meet one another across all our services. This year for the first time we secured sponsorship from some of our suppliers which included: Monthind, Talley, Westmeria, Capita and Sidhil.
These awards provided the opportunity for our board to recognise all the nominated dedicated staff who have made a positive impact within Essex Cares, as well as customers and volunteers. The All the Fun at the Fair – Staff Awards was attended by over 250 people including staff, guests, customers, volunteers and sponsors including staff from West Sussex – thank you for making the journey.
All the stalls were very busy with people taking part to have a chance of winning one of three amazing prizes that were drawn at the end of the evening. The Board and the sponsors presented the winners with their awards, certificate and vouchers to spend. It was a very relaxed atmosphere with lots of fun, laughter and enjoyment. Music was provided by the Steel Band, DJ Richard and the Salsa Dancers. There was plenty of activities on hand for all to enjoy including a caricaturist who was very popular, a roaming photographer with props, velcro Olympics and a surf machine.
The Mid Work Based Training Team converted the Roundwood site into a fabulous party arena, the team were also responsible for providing the catering from the delicious afternoon tea to the evening chilli and vegetable curry.
Congratulations to all those shortlisted and the winners.