Awards to celebrate our inspiring people
On November 22nd we recognised the commitment, passion, skills and enthusiasm of our staff, peer supporters and volunteers at our annual Michael Rosen Awards. This was our eighth awards ceremony and the biggest yet.
Over 80 nominations were received for people and teams in five categories – Best Team, Best Volunteer, Inspiring Leader, Best Colleague and Transforming Lives. Nominees from all of these categories were eligible for the overall Michael Rosen Award which this year was awarded to the Treat Me Right! team. The awards are made possible from a donation by Sheila Rosen, the widow of Michael Rosen, a previous Chair of Support of Living which later became part of Certitude.
Nearly 200 staff, people supported by Certitude, families and volunteers came together for drinks and dinner at the Hurlingham Club in London followed by an awards ceremony hosted by Chief Executive Aisling Duffy. Current Certitude Board members were partnered up with members of the Leadership Team to present the awards to the soundtrack of The Greatest Showman.
Aisling thanked everyone nominated for their “drive and determination to help people achieve what they want from life” and their “imagination and unconditional affection for the people we support”. Sheila Rosen paid tribute to her husband’s commitment to Certitude and described her own eagerness to begin volunteering for Certitude now that she had retired.
All the winners were presented with their certificates and after the presentations were over, everyone joined in with the celebrations by dancing the night away to DJ Paul O’Connor’s fantastic disco.
Winner – Southwark Cluster
Runner up – Payroll team
Winner – Lulzim Osaj
Runner up – Lucy Sangster
Joint winners – Melissa Layton and Alexandra del Toro
Winner – Sue Burgess
Runner up – Anthony Olofinnika
Winner – Kim Aldridge
Runner up – Roger Bogaert
Michael Rosen Award
Treat Me Right!