A North East retirement village celebrated more than 190 years of joint long service at a glittering awards night.
The Maftas – MiddletonHall Awarding Fine TalentAnnually – were held at Middleton Hall Retirement Village, near Darlington, to thank staff fortheir year of outstanding work and support.
More than 60 staff attended the awards night and were served drinks and dinner by the retirement village’s management team.
Among the long-service award winners was Christine Fishburn, deputy manager, who has been with the hall for 30 years.
Nine staff were applauded for achieving NVQs this year and four new special awards were made based on Middleton Hall’s values after 35 nominations from employees and managers.
Abby Weighell, living well co–ordinator, was awarded the Bright Spark Award, the Innovation and Excellence accolade for her innovative ideas to get staff and residents fitter.
Jeremy Walford, managing director, said: “The most important thing about Middleton Hall is its people and it was very hard judging the awards because there were so many outstanding nominations in all categories.”