Posted on
07 October 2022

This year saw Persona’s 7 year anniversary and celebrations took place across all services with teams taking part in a wool themed activity (wool being a traditional 7 year anniversary gift), making wool rainbows. 


In the evening we held our annual employee awards ceremony, the PersonAwards. The awards are nominated by our staff, the people we support and their families. Nominations are then shortlisted by members of our Board and previous award winners and the shortlist is then voted for by staff.


It was great to be able to get back together with staff across all services to celebrate their fantastic achievements and this year's ceremony was an intimate evening at Al Bosco Restaurant in Summerseat, where finalists and winners were treated to a delicious three course Italian meal under twinkling fairy lights in their beautiful function room.



The evening was compered by Tony Hunter, Chair of Persona's board, with awards announced by Tony, Kat Sowden, Managing Director, Stuart Belfield and Barry Topham Non Executive Directors and Will Blandamer and Adrian Crook. After a welcome speech from Kat Sowden, Managing Director, the winners of the 2022 PersonAwards were announced:



Respectful Award Winner - Michelle McMahon (who could not make the event) - announced by Barry Topham




Enthusiastic Award Winner - Debra Martin - announced & presented by Will Blandamer




Adaptable Award Winner - Angela Duncan - announced by Stuart Belfield and presented to Bernard Noblett on Angela's behalf by Jill Rhoden



Caring Award Winner - Bernie Walsh - announced by Adrian Crook and presented by Ruth Holder



Honest Award Winner - Julie Pierce - announced by Kat Sowden and presented by Karen Heselwood



REACH Award Winner - Mo Arthur - announced and presented by Tony Hunter



Congratulations too, to all our worthy finalists - you're all stars in our eyes!



Click here to see our previous PersonAwards winners.