On Friday 20th January Home Instead became the first ever national homecare provider to be presented with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation.
In an official ceremony, the prestigious award was presented to Home Instead by Her Majesty’s representative for Cheshire, the Lord Lieutenant David Briggs, MBE. The Queen’s Awards have been running for over 50 years and are the highest accolades available to UK businesses.
Home Instead is the first provider of its kind to receive this award due to the very special and unique model of companionship-based high quality care that they brought to the UK care sector in 2006.
Recognising the contribution Home Instead has made, the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire David Briggs, said: “The Queen has been so impressed with your single minded determination to give the elderly what they want - to cherish or dare I say to love and to truly care for them - and for that you are today presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
Our General Manager Sarah and one of our clients represented Home Instead Senior Care Sheffield and Barnsley, alongside representatives from the company’s 180-office strong network to mark the memorable occasion. Home Instead’s UK Managing Director Martin Jones received the royal recognition on the brand’s behalf with a historic scroll and commemorative crystal bowl.
On receiving the award, Martin Jones said: “Receiving this award has been a wonderful way for us to celebrate the start of 2017 and we’re looking forward to another fantastic year ahead of us. This recognition for Home Instead’s work is another step forward in our mission to change the face of ageing in this country.”