The operator of Accrington’s Affinity Supporting People, Springhill Care Group has been recognised as the Service Business of the Year at one of the county’s top award ceremonies.
The Springhill Care group, which also operates three care homes in Lancashire and Bristol, triumphed despite stiff competition at the prestigious Be Inspired Business Awards (BIBAs).
Hailed as Lancashire’s leading business awards, the BIBAs are intended to find the county’s most successful and innovative companies through a rigorous judging process.
The awards, run by the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, attracted more than 900 people to the ceremony, held in the Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
Ken Nolan, chairman of Springhill Care Group, based in Accrington, said: “To win this award is such a fantastic tribute to the hard work of everyone in the group. Our focus has always been on providing the highest quality care, and we’ve never lost sight of that. This award really was earned by every member of staff, and I’d like to thank them for their contribution.”
Springhill was among eight finalists; Mayes Accountants, Assured Cleaning Services Ltd, Warrantywise, QED Ltd, ICG, Central Power Services Ltd and Preston Bus Ltd.
BIBA judge Tony Raynor, managing director of category sponsors Abbey Telecom, praised Springhill Group’s entry. He said: “The BIBAs recognise excellence and it was clear to the judging panel that all eight contenders for the award are putting service at the heart of their businesses.
“Springhill Care Group’s focus on delivering high quality care and putting people first shone through and really impressed the judges. Our overwhelming impression was that this is a business that doesn’t just say they do something, they really do it.”
The BIBA result tops off a successful period for Springhill Care Group, which this year marks its 30th anniversary, after Ken Nolan was recently named Care Employer of the Year at the Great British Care Awards.