Simon Rowland, registered Care Manager for Caremark in Tunbridge Wells, is celebrating after winning the ‘Home Care Registered Manager Award’ at the South East Regional Finals of the Great British Care Awards.

Just 18 months after joining the Caremark team, Simon will go on to represent the South East in the National Great British Care Awards in March, where he is now in the running to be named UK winner.

Simon’s commitment to his clients and wealth of knowledge in the care sector saw him crowned best in category. Over 400 people attended the glittering awards ceremony which was held at The Hilton Hotel in Brighton on Saturday 11th November.

Martin Steyn, Managing Director of the in-home care firm, says he feels honoured to have Simon as part of the team:

“I’m extremely pleased for Simon, he is so well deserving of this award. For his contributions to the community to be recognised at a regional level is testament to the hard work he puts in every day. Simon really does go above and beyond for our clients, ensuring they feel valued, understood and respected and his knowledge of Dementia care is second to none. On behalf of myself and the Caremark team, I’d like to thank Simon for his commitment and wish him the best of luck for the national title.”

Winners were carefully selected by an esteemed panel of healthcare industry experts and the judges highlighted Simon’s personable nature as well as his commitment to the community in their comments: “Simon clearly demonstrates the importance of valuing staff - having a team that feel valued means clients get committed carers. Simon shows that it is important to be able to make a difference enabling people to stay in the community longer.”

Before joining Caremark, Simon spent years working locally in care. His compassion for others and commitment to changing lives led him to his role as Care Manager in 2016.

Simon explained how elated he was to win the award:

“I’m humbled to win such an award, and it recognises not only myself, but the hard work that all of my team put in each and every day. Attention to detail is important in my role especially when caring for vulnerable people. I love what I do and can honestly say that no job is ever too big, just a bigger challenge and the smile at the end makes it all worthwhile!”

Image attached: Simon with his award and certificate
Images available: Numerous, high quality images of Simon, Martin and the Caremark Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Malling team at the awards ceremony.

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About Caremark

Caremark is the UK's largest privately owned care franchise with a turnover of £65m. We are a leading home care provider with over 100 offices in the UK and Ireland. We support over 6000 customers and employ more than 5400 carers who deliver on average, over 96,000 hours of care, every single week, across the UK.

Established in 2005, we are proud to be a wholly UK owned and operated home care franchise which has an established and successful UK based network. 43% of Caremark franchisees are female, which is almost double the national franchising average. It's a figure we are really proud of. Not only that, but a large proportion of our management team are women, including our Managing Director, Finance Director, National Operations Manager and National Training Manager.

The UK has an ageing population which is estimated to grow some 58% in the next 20 years. As the demand for more complex and highly professional levels of care increases, we continue to provide a quality service to those in need of help and support. There is also a developing awareness that care at home can benefit not only those individuals in need but the hospitals and other organisations that are also responsible for looking after them.