Anchor is proud to have received many awards for the high quality services we provide and our pioneering approach to care and housing for older people. 

We are delighted to highlight the achievements of our teams and celebrate the dedication, passion and commitment of Anchor’s colleagues.

Anchor awards 2017

Employment and HR awards

  • Sunday Times Best Places to Work  – 76th in not-for-profit category
  • Top 100 Employer of School & College Leavers (53rd Place)
  • Rate My Apprenticeship (1st Place)
  • Finalist in the Great British Care Awards – West Midlands, The Care Home Cook/Chef, Rhea Taylor and Putting people first Wayne Slade. North East, The Care Home Cook/Chef, Judith Woolrych and The Dignity in Care Award, Anthony Bage. The Care Assessor/Care Planner Award - April Armstrong.
  • HR Excellence awards Best youth employment strategy - Won
  • Recruitment Innovation – highly commended
  • In-House Recruitment Award Best use of Social media – Won
  • In-House Recruitment Award Manager (Shortlisted)
  • Best Recruitment Advertising Campaign – Won
  • RAD Awards - Recruitment Innovation, Best Use of Social Media (TBC)

Communications awards

  • Health Investor Power 50 – Jane Ashcroft Grand Prix award - Won
  • CIPR #insidestory Awards, Best use of media relations- Won
  • PRCA DARE Awards – In-house campaign Standing up 4 Sitting down (Shortlisted) and Media Relations – Won
  • Women In Housing Awards – Derya Filiz Won
  • lolC  Awards 2017 for Best Writing Purple Magazine and Channels Best Magazine -  Won 
  • lolC  Awards 2018 – Best in-house team, Purple Magazine & Best use of social media for workplace – (Shortlisted find out in March 2018)
  • European Excellence Award, Communications Award (shortlisted)
  • PRCA National Awards – Internal Campaign (shortlisted)
  • Housing Heroes Award, Communications team of the year and Inspiring Leader (Shortlisted)
  • PRmoments Awards, Media Relations Campaign of the Year (In-House) - Anchor's Communications Team (shortlisted)
  • UK Housing Award, Outstanding approach to Communications, Development of the year, Outstanding Tenant involvement and Outstanding approach to meeting specialist housing needs (TBC)

Health and Safety awards

  • Primary Authority Awards 2016-17 - We’ve been honoured by a government department for our excellence in fire safety. We received the Partnership Award at the Primary Authority Awards 2016-17, beating big brands including Tesco, Asda, Argos and Boots. 

Finance awards 

  • Housing Association National Accounting Awards - Best Innovation in Financial Technology/Software – Won.

Care awards

  • LaingBuisson Excellence in Training - Won
  • Great British Care Awards:
    - Regional Winners: West Midlands, The Care Home Cook/Chef, Rhea Taylor and Putting people first Wayne Slade.
    - Regional Winners: North East, The Care Home Cook/Chef, Judith Woolrych and The Dignity in Care Award, Anthony Bage. The Care Assessor/Care Planner Award - April Armstrong.
    - Regional Finalist, Newcomer Claire Longley, Demenia Carer Jackie Mortimer, Frontline Leaders Kay Alderson,  Innovator award Lorraine Robinson, Ancillary Worker Charlie Gatward, Frontline Leader Sandra McCoye, Care Home Chef Louise Kane, The Yorkshire & Humber award Putting People First The Team Victoria Hemsworth, Tee Tatum and Kelly Hill.

Other awards 

  • What House? Best Retirement Development (won silver)
  • Pinders Healthcare Design Awards, Best New Care Home (Elderly) - Mayflower Court in Southampton (shortlisted) and Austin Place in Weybridge (shortlisted)
  • Dignity and Respect Awards, Best Care Home - Buckingham Lodge in Aylesbury (highly commended)
  • National Association of Care Catering, Care Cook of the Year - Anthony Proffitt from Kimberley Court in Newquay and Steve Havers from
  • The Excellence in Diversity Awards, Housing Diversity Champion - Brenda Metcalfe from Anchor's Customer Engagement Team (shortlisted)
  • Inside Housing Top 60 Developments - Older People’s Development of the Year (shortlisted)

Anchor awards 2016

  • Employment and HR awards
    - Sunday Times Best Places to Work – 81st in not-for-profit category
    - Top 100 Employer of School & College Leavers (49th Place)
    - Finalist in the Great British Care Awards – Care Assistant of the Year – Ryan Bull, Teal Beck
    - Finalist in the National Care Awards – Apprentice of the Year – Ellie O’Grady
    - Finalist in the Personnel Today Awards – Best Youth Initiative (TBC)
    - Finalist in the Skills for Care Accolades – Best Employer Support for Apprentices
    - Finalist in the LPI Learning Awards – Apprentice Programme of the Year
    - AllAboutSchoolLeavers – 49th place in the Top 100 Employers of School & College Leavers list. The list is solely based on the opinions of the people currently participating in training programmes. We are in the top 50 with Barclays, BP, and Mercedes
    - CIPD People Management Awards – The most prestigious HR awards in the UK. The ER team was a finalist in the - Best Employee Relations Initiative category
    - Personnel Today Awards – Finalist in the Youth Employment Initiative.
    - CIPR Inside Awards – Finalist in the Best Employee Engagement category
    - Best Recruitment Advertising Campaign - won
    - Best Use of Social Media – won
  • Communications awards
    - Institute of Internal Communicators North & Central awards – winner of Best Change Communication for the Business Plan
    - Institute of Internal Communicators awards – Shortlisted in the Best Corporate Communications where we are up against RBS and Tesco
    - IoIC Awards, Best Change Communication - Anchor's Colleague Engagement Team (shortlisted)
    - Charity Times Awards – Finalists in the Excellence in Internal Communications category
    - Housing Heroes Awards, Communications Team of the Year - Anchor's Communications Team (shortlisted)
    - HR Excellence Awards – We were delighted to be shortlisted in the finals for Most Effective Benefits Programme and Outstanding Employee Engagement Strategy
    - PRmoments Awards, Media Relations Campaign of the Year (In-House) - Anchor's Communications Team (shortlisted)
    - CIPR #insidestory Awards, Best Employee Engagement - Anchor's Colleague Engagement Team (shortlisted)
    - 24 Housing Awards - Chief Executive of the Year, Innovation of the Year, Communications Team of the Year (shortlisted)
    - Health Investor Power 50 – Jane Ashcroft (second place)
  • Health and Safety awards
    - Primary Authority Awards 2016 - We’ve been honoured by a government department for our excellence in fire safety. We received the Partnership Award at the Primary Authority Awards 2016, beating big brands including Tesco, Asda, Argos and Boots.
  • Finance awards
    - Housing Association National Accounting Awards - Best Board Report
    - Housing Association National Accounting Awards - Finance Team of the Year – nominated
  • Care awards
    - National Care Awards – Apprentice of the year award, Ellie O’Grady (shortlisted)
    - LaingBuisson Awards - Innovation in Care and Dementia Care awards (shortlisted)
    - Great British Care Awards: 
    --- Regional finalists, Yorkshire and Humber: Mishel Ingle, Jaqueline Snowden, Mark Robinson, Emma Ciccone, Cheryl Latto, Linda Gray, Miriam Rehman, Tracey Grimstone, Rachel Robinson, Ryan Bull, Liz Robinson. -- Regional finalists, North East: Megan Graves, Robin Bennet, Debra Dowd, Cazia Aby, Margaret Chapman, Richard Musgrove
    --- Regional finalists, South East: Debbie Robertson, Andrea Smith, Collette Dan
    --- Regional finalists, South West: Anthony Proffitt, Annette Pabst
    --- Regional finalists, London: Greenhive Care Home
    --- National finalists: Joel Ramsey, Lorraine Ashby, Kelly Hayden, Holly Lloyd, , Christine Brekke, Lee Craike Potter
  • Other awards
    - Housing Heroes Awards, Inspirational Tenant/Resident - Brian Cutler from Harmer Court in Southborough
    - Pinders Healthcare Design Awards, Best New Care Home (Elderly)
    - Mayflower Court in Southampton (shortlisted) and Austin Place in Weybridge (shortlisted)
    - Dignity and Respect Awards, Best Care Home - Buckingham Lodge in Aylesbury (highly commended)
    - National Association of Care Catering, Care Cook of the Year - Anthony Proffitt from Kimberley Court in Newquay and Steve Havers
    - The Excellence in Diversity Awards, Housing Diversity Champion - Brenda Metcalfe from Anchor's Customer Engagement Team (shortlisted)
    - Inside Housing Top 60 Developments - Older People’s Development of the Year (shortlisted)
    - What House? Best Retirement Development (won silver)

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