The 2018 Celebrating Achievement Awards ceremony took place on 30 November at the Exeter Golf and Country Club.
All those who were shortlisted attended the event to find out who the winners and highly commended recipients were in each of the categories.
This is one of the most special events within our calendar and is now in its 16th year. Overall we had 164 nominations for staff, people who use our services and partners - the highest number of nominations we have ever received. There were so many outstanding nominations and each year it gets more and more difficult to select a winner in each category.
This year the event was opened by Chair Julie Dent CBE and Chief Executive Melanie Walker followed by a song from the talented singer-song writer Sadie Horler kicking off the event with her own great rendition of ‘We are the Champions’ by Queen.
Attendees were greeted with a festive non-alcoholic mulled drink on arrival and, during the event, enjoyed festive sweet treats and mince pies with lovely entertainment from Sadie Horler.
Chief Executive Melanie Walker was the Master of Ceremonies introducing the presenters in each category. The event concluded with the Lifetime Achievement Awards and Board Award presented by Chair Julie Dent CBE and Chief Executive Melanie Walker.
Each person shortlisted received a framed certificate and the winners also received a trophy. Everyone else nominated received a letter of congratulations.
Please click on the links below to see the winners and highly commended recipients.
Inclusion Award - Award for promoting equality, valuing diversity and championing recovery and wellbeing
Integration Award - Award for partnership working
Together Award - Award for involving people using our services in everything we do
Going the Extra Mile Award - Award for extraordinary effort or achievement
Leadership Award - Award for outstanding leadership
Lifetime Achievement Award - Award for long term service and dedication
Board Award - Award for outstanding contribution towards fulfilling our vision of an inclusive society where the importance of mental health and learning disability is universally understood and valued.
Watch video highlights of the ceremony here or by clicking the image below.