Simon Rowland, who works with in-home care company, Caremark Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Malling, is celebrating today, after being named ‘Home Care Registered Manager’ at the national Great British Care Awards.

On Friday 16th March, 900 of the very best in social care attended a glittering awards ceremony at Birmingham’s ICC, where the national winners were announced by host, Jeremy Vine. The Great British Care Awards are a celebration of excellence across the care sector. The purpose of the awards are to pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work.

Having previously spent years caring for those in the local community, Simon joined the Caremark team in 2016. In just 18 months, Simon has been recognised by a panel of healthcare industry experts and awarded for his compassion to the Caremark Tunbridge Wells team of office staff and carers, his outstanding service to local clients and his contribution to the community.

“Simon has created an impressive team and culture in just 18 months. His service has been recognised as Outstanding by the CQC. This is due largely to Simon’s sincere and caring personal manner in both clients and staff. He leads by example and is an outstanding role model to all in the care industry,” said the judges.
Simon, who attended the black tie gala event with partner, Jen, Martin Steyn – Managing Director of Caremark Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Malling – and the Caremark UK team, explained what it meant to him to have been acknowledged at a national level and thanked the team at Caremark for their contribution to his success:

“To have been awarded national Care Manager 2018 is an unbelievable accolade that I am humbled to have been nominated for, let alone win. Good care does exist and hopefully this award proves that my team is as good as they come, as without their support I would not have won. I would like to thank everyone associated with Caremark for giving me the tools and the belief to achieve what we have and I am hoping this is actually just the start for both myself and my team.”

Martin, whose in-home care company provides specialist care to clients throughout south west Kent, feels proud and elated to work with such a professional and compassionate care manager:

“It’s a real honour to work with someone as committed and considerate as Simon – he truly is pleasure to work with. In just 18 months he has made such a positive impact on our team of office staff, carers and the clients themselves. Simon deserves this national recognition for his efforts and for the incredible work he does for the community. He is such an integral part of the Caremark team and I can’t wait to see what the remainder of 2018 brings for him. Congratulations Simon.”


Images available: High quality images of Simon with his national ‘Home Care Registered Manager’ award (L-R Steve Wallis, Access (event) Sponsor, Simon Rowland, Jeremy Vine), including a photo of Simon with Chico, of X Factor fame, who provided the evenings entertainment
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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.