Martin Steyn launched his Caremark franchise in Tunbridge Wells in 2016. He won Best Regional Franchise at the brand’s annual conference earlier this year, and now, Martin is celebrating with the rest of his team after winning one of 20 prestigious awards at The Great British Care Awards 2018.
On Friday 16th March, 900 of the very best in social care attended a glittering awards ceremony at Birmingham’s ICC, where the national winners were announced by host, Jeremy Vine. The Great British Care Awards are a celebration of excellence across the care sector. The purpose of the awards are to pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work.
Simon Rowland, registered Care Manager for Caremark in Tunbridge Wells, won ‘Home Care Registered Manager Award’ for his outstanding service, leadership and his contribution to the culture and team values in the business.
“Simon has created an impressive team and culture in just 18 months. His service has been recognised has Outstanding by the CQC. This is due largely to Simon’s sincere and caring personal manner in both clients and staff. He leads by example and is an outstanding role model to all in the care industry,” said the judges.
Before joining Caremark, Simon spent years working locally in care. His compassion for others and commitment to changing lives led him to Caremark where he took on his role as Care Manager in 2016 with franchisee Martin – both men are understandably over the moon!
“To have been awarded national Care Manager 2018 is an unbelievable accolade that I am humbled to have been nominated for, let alone win. Good care does exist and hopefully this award proves that our team is as good as they come, as without their support I would not have won. I would like to thank everyone associated with Caremark for giving me the tools and the belief to achieve what we have and I am hoping this is actually just the start for both myself and our team,” said Simon.
“It’s a real honour to work with someone as committed and considerate as Simon – he truly is pleasure to work with. In just two short years he has made such a positive impact on our team of office staff, carers and the clients themselves. Simon deserves this national recognition for his efforts and for the incredible work he does for the community. He is such an integral part of the Caremark team and I can’t wait to see what the remainder of 2018 brings for him. Congratulations Simon!”
Anne O’Rourke, Managing Director of Caremark in the UK, said the entire company was delighted for Martin and his increasingly successful franchise. She praised Simon for his dedication to the business and its clients and his genuine passion for care:
“Simon is an extraordinary member of an extraordinary team. We couldn’t be more proud of the work that the Tunbridge Wells office does, every single day. Simon is an inspirational leader to his team of care workers and through his commitment, he enables Martin, as business owner, to forge ahead in the market.”