Ashridge Home Care has been named the Best Employer at the Proud of Bucks Awards.
The company, based in Amersham, beat off more than 450 applicants to be voted the winner of the award.
From individuals doing their bit in their local area to groups and organisations who have come together to support whole communities, the Proud of Bucks Awards were created to shine a light on the great work going on across the county in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Ashridge Home Care was commended for how it has supported its staff during the last year.
Commenting on the award win, managing director Trudi Scrivener said: “During this time of uncertainty and concern it is certainly lovely to receive some good news to cheer up our spirits. The award recognises that we value and look after our care staff. We believe we create an energising and a rewarding place to work and just as we treat our clients as individuals, we also treat our carers with the same personal approach.
“This award comes at a time when our team need all the encouragement they can get and they have our support as an employer more than ever. Without their dedication and commitment we would never have got through the year – so this award is testament to everything we have done both as an employer but also individually to make sure people remain safe and well in their own homes.”
She continued: “Unfortunately, carers don’t get enough recognition and in many companies they certainly don’t get enough pay. But we are working hard to change that. We want to attract the very best carers therefore it’s important to us that our package is one of the very best in the care industry.”
News of the award win comes after Ashridge Home Care picked up the Home Care Innovation Award in HCI’s Care Heroes Awards.
Caption (L-R): Gareth Williams, Buckinghamshire County Cabinet Member for Public Health and Community Engagement; Trudi Scrivener, MD of Ashridge Home Care; and Chloe Timberlake care administrator at Ashridge.