Nominations for the PersonAwards 2018 - Celebrating Excellence

Following the success of previous PersonAwards, Persona is hosting its third PersonAwards ceremony on 4 October 2018 to recognise, celebrate, and say thank you for the achievements and hard work individuals do in supporting vulnerable customers.

Nominations for the PersonAwards 2018 are live now until Sunday 8th July 2018.

If you would like to nominate someone for an award please read the details of each of the categories below and submit your nomination by:


  • Ringing 0161 253 6000


  • Completing the Register Your Interest form at the bottom of this page  


  • Sending a video nomination to  


What are the categories and the criteria for nominations?

Team of the Year Award

For the team who are able to demonstrate a shared vision and agreed goals, who have a leader whose role is known and accepted and who takes personal responsibility for their tasks. The team should have an excellent communication process and each team member’s skills should be recognised.  Demonstrating a commitment to dignity and privacy for customers and also respect for team members is essential.


Making a Difference to Customers Award

This award is aimed at either a team or individual who have made an extraordinary and significant contribution to a customer or customers, that has resulted in a positive impact on their life.


Support Service Award

This award is for an individual who works within a Persona support service, including admin, maintenance, domestic and head-office staff, who has worked consistently and constantly given their all.  They will have maintained good attendance at work and training, provided high quality work whilst remaining flexible and dependable.


Learner of the Year Award

Designed to recognise where learning has made a positive impact on a person’s life. This may be where an individual has learnt a new skill for personal or professional development or achieved something they never thought was possible.  In addition the learner will have completed all mandatory training and shown an interest in enhancing their own learning, skills and knowledge by taking additional courses via Altura. 


Young Carer of the Year Award 

To acknowledge a young carer, aged 18 - 24, who works for Persona. Since commencing their employment they will have shown dedication to their work and adapted well to meet the changing needs of the people who use the service.


Manager of the Year Award

For a Manager who has demonstrated a high level of expertise, together with exceptional skills in managing the complex business of a care environment and who shows vision in developing and supporting staff to meet the changing needs of customers.


Volunteer of the Year Award

This award would be open to any volunteer who supports Persona within any of our services and has made a valuable and positive impact on the services we provide to our customers.  It would recognise and honour an individual for the time and effort they provide to Persona and our customers.


Employee of the Year Award 

For an individual who has worked consistently and constantly given their all. They will have maintained good attendance at work and training, provided high quality work whilst remaining flexible and dependable.


Shared Lives Carer Award

This award is aimed at an individual who has given consistent care and support which has made a positive difference to the lives of others by sharing their own family and community life with customers, whilst remaining flexible and dependable.


The Dignity Award

This award will be presented to the individual or team who demonstrate that they have promoted independence and choice for people they support, whilst respecting and maintaining people’s privacy and dignity at all times.


The Innovation Award 

This award is aimed at either an individual or team that have implemented a new idea which has made an impact on the service and on our customers.


In addition to all of the categories we are also looking at how nominations demonstrate one or more of the Persona Values:


  • Respectful

  • Enthusiastic

  • Adaptable

  • Caring

  • Honest 

Click here to find out more about our Values.


If you have any questions or would like any more information about the nomination process of the PersonAwards Ceremony, please do not hesitate to contact Persona Head Office on 0161 253 6000 or email at

How can I nominate? - The Process

Who can nominate?

Anyone - whether you are a member of staff, a customer, carer, volunteer, partner organisation, relative, manager or colleague - your nomination is important. Tell us as much information as possible about the fantastic work that you have seen.

Who should I nominate?

You can nominate any individual or team that works or volunteers within Persona. This can be frontline staff such as care workers and care managers to people who have made an impact in other ways  such as domestic and admin staff or any of our volunteers.

How do I nominate?

You can nominate:

  • by completing the Register Your Interest form at the bottom of this page
  • by phone on 0161 253 6000 
  • by video to  


Please provide the following information:

1. About you:

Provide us with your contact details, so that we can contact you to find out more about your nomination and the person/team you are nominating.

2. About the person/team you are nominating:

Provide us with the details of the person/team you are nominating.  Please include their name, job title, where they work/volunteer and contact details for this person/team (if you know them).

3. Read the categories of the awards:

Tell us which award you are nominating the person/team for and why this person/team deserves to win the award - include as much information as possible based on the criteria for the award.

4. Return your nomination form to:

Head Office, Grundy Day Centre, Wellington Road, Bury, BL9 9AH or via email to by 8th July 2018.  The nomination will be followed up in order to gain a greater understating of the nomination.

What happens next?

We will contact you to discuss your nomination in more detail. Following this a panel of judges will look at every nomination and select up to three finalists for each award category.  All finalists will be invited to attend the PersonAwards Ceremony on 4 October 2018.  The winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony which will include a celebratory dinner, awards presentation and entertainment.

Below is the Register Your Interest form, which you can use to make your nomination now!






Event information

Start Date:
Thursday 4th October 2018

End Date:
Thursday 4th October 2018

Find us

Register your interest

Please tick here if you wish to be added to our mailing list to received information about events and activities taking place across Persona