Home Instead wins 'Newcastle Business Boost Competition'

Attended by leading figures of industry, the annual Business Boost Awards, attracted a record number of Newcastle based businesses who joined together to celebrate entrepreneurship in the borough.

Bryan Carnes MBE, chief executive of North Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry presenting the awards said: “This is the second time I have been invited to present at the Business Boost Awards and it gives me great pleasure to see so many types of businesses represented here tonight. As we face tough times, it is good to see that local enterprising businesses continue to push forward with the passion to succeed. They are the future and we wish them every success.”

Home Instead who provides home (domiciliary) care to adults aged 18 plus secured third prize in the Small Business category.   They will use the prize money to fund specialised training for their staff.

The Realise Foundation Apprenticeship Award - is the prestigious “gold medal” event of the year.

The award for 2010 goes to Home Instead.

The award will provide a 12-months day-release apprenticeship placement funded by Realise Foundation including recruitment, training and an apprenticeship allowance.

The judges commented that the experience gained by Paul Edden when he was an Apprentice at British Telecom led them to believe that he was ideally placed to give a young person the best possible start in their working life.  Paul commented “when I was an apprentice, I experienced all aspects of BT’s business.  I intend to help my apprentice experience all aspects of my business too including Companionship, Home Help and Personal Care services in providing personalised care for people within their own homes.  I look forward to helping a young person achieve their ambitions”.