Two staff members at home care franchisor Caremark have picked up accolades at the Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF) awards.
Both winners from Caremark Sutton and Caremark Epsom, Ewell, Reigate & Banstead scooped the awards to the applause of a virtual audience earlier this month.
The first of the awards went to field care supervisor, Elaine Hamilton, who was named ‘Women Franchise Employee of the Year’.
She was recognised by EWIF for her “authentic and passionate leadership style” and for helping her team deliver “excellent care in the community” during the pandemic.
Commenting on the win, she said: “On receiving the news that I had won the award I was in total shock, I felt so very emotional, privileged and honoured, to be nominated let alone win!! I felt so very proud and grateful as my job means the world to me, I couldn’t have done it without the support of the team, we are all winners.”
The second of the two awards went to Hannah Drury, managing director of Caremark Sutton and Caremark Epson, Ewell, Reigate & Bandstead. She was crowned ‘Young Woman in Franchising of the Year’ for the third time.
“Hannah is no stranger to the EWiF Awards, having walked away with Young Woman in Franchising 2018 and 2019; this year makes it an award hat-trick. Her dedication to her network, staff and community continue to impress the judges,” EWIF said.
Drury commented: “Always feels wonderful to be recognised for the work we do. I love our company and everyone in it. I am so proud of everyone and grateful for the hard work and dedication they all give every single day. We really do an amazing job and make a real difference to people’s lives.”