The 2020 Book of the Night

The winners are revealed

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2020 LaingBuisson Awards. All finalists have provided exemplary contributions to their sector, but there can only be one winner.

The Awards have received an impressive number of submissions from across the UK reaching an all-time high. 

 

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Silver Sponsor

Response to COVID

Outstanding Response to COVID in Social Care Award

Winner:

MiHomecare Limited

"A well put together entry showing how the vision of one person made a huge difference to homecare in her locality, so much so that the ideas were rolled out across the organisation."

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Outstanding Response to COVID in Healthcare Award

Winner:

The Montefiore Hospital

"An independent hospital that was ahead of the curve in terms of offering support to the NHS and its patients and which adopted and integrated new technology quickly and effectively to facilitate the safe treatment of patients."

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Social Care

Small Residental Care Award

Winner:

Stow Healthcare Group

"I love the 'Rights Based' approach taken by the Stow Health Group, with activities such as actively supporting voting and their broader commitment to the development of young people into the care industry with work placement and apprenticeships really making them stand out."

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Large Residential Care Award

Sponsored by:

Winner:

Anchor Hanover

"The Memoride, a pedal exerciser which generates an image of a town onto a screen using Google Maps, is simple yet effective to taking people 'out'. The business outcome and service users outcome is remarkable."

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Specialist Care Award

Winner:

Eden Futures

"A great approach to user engagement and strong use of technology both make Eden's application a strong application."

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Supported Living Award

Sponsored by:

Winner:

CareTech Community Services - Complete Care and Enablement Team

"An excellent application where the commitment to being service user-centred leaps from the page. The very core of how this organisation is formed is innovative and the successes as wide-ranging as weddings to young peoples' services shows the creativity of the organisation, along with the great commitments to the wider stakeholder community."

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Homecare Award

Winner:

The Good Care Group

"CQC outstanding in all domains. Outcome-orientation in its work and appears to use data well to achieve them. Paperless care records with access provided to family members. Recruiting based on workers’ values. Appears to be strongly committed to workforce values. Very low staff turnover. The nomination was well-supported with evidence to back up claims made, which set it apart from most of its competitors’ nominations."

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Housing with Care Award

Winner:

McCarthy & Stone

"Providing a safe and secure environment, with additional care as required, is a powerful formula and one which McCarthy & Stone have made their own."

The full list of finalists are:

Children's Services Award

Sponsored by:

Winner:

Young Foundations

"The Young Foundations service offers step down from hospital care to vulnerable young people, and nurtures them in what is clearly a supportive family environment."

The full list of finalists are:

Clinical Services

Hospital Award

Sponsored by:

Winner:

The Royal Marsden

"Highly differentiated offer providing excellent outcomes for patients and great support and development for colleagues."

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Hospital Group Award

Sponsored by:

Winner:

Schoen Clinic UK

"Significant innovation, and investment, into the delivery of mental health services. PROMS platform sounds very interesting as well."

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Primary Care & Diagnostics Award

Sponsored by:

Winner:

BfB Labs

"A highly differentiated organisation with innovative solutions and a keen focus on all stakeholder groups."

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Healthcare Outcomes Award

Sponsored by:

Winner:

Oxehealth

"The commitment to real measurable outcomes and a very strong company ethos are clear."

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Nursing Practice Award

Sponsored by:

Winner:

The London Breast Institute - Princess Grace Hospital

"An exceptional example of true innovation based on an understanding of patients' needs."

The full list of finalists are:

Rehabilitation Award

Winner:

Christchurch Group

"Adapted their care model with impressive speed to provide a specialised service for coronavirus patients."

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Innovators & Leaders

WinnerPublic Private Partnership Award

Winner:

Cromwell Hospital and The Royal Marsden

"Great initiative between charitable, public and private sector to ensure access to cancer treatments whilst freeing up acute beds to manage the COVID-19 pandemic."

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Management Excellence Award

Sponsored by:

Winner:

Oakland Care

"A real focus on people from top-down and instilling values in the organisation that have led to strong commercial results."

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Innovation in Care Award

Winner:

The Good Care Group

"Good use of innovation and technology to support its underlying care and people business."

The full list of finalists are:

Innovation in Health Tech

Winner:

HAS Technology

"I like the predictive and preventative nature of this product and it could be really helpful in stopping emergencies."

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Excellence in Training Award

Winner:

Joint Hospital Group (South)

"I think this was quite an innovative project and I like the way in which they understood the need to develop partnerships right across the system in order to deliver the best outcomes possible for the people they support."

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Rising Star Award

Sponsored by:

Winner:

Karolina Gerlich, The Care Workers' Charity

"Karolina is passionate about the social care workforce and she has shown outstanding commitment to the care sector and delivered so much and is continually trying to improve the status and understanding of the workforce."

The full list of finalists are:

Abdul R Shiil, Sahan Cares C.I.C

Debbie Harris, Autumna

Dr Emer MacSweeney, Re:Cognition Health

Jacqueline Berry, My Care Consultant

James Cook, Loveday & Co

Lukasz Rzeczkowski & Greg Jarzabek, Trustedoctor

Martyn Heginbotham, Salutem Healthcare

Mrs Rajal Patni, Lavanya Plus

Professor Gordon Wishart, Check4Cancer

Richard Böckel, myo

Dr Tim Wigmore, Schoen Clinic London

Simon Parker, The Care Home Show

Steven Embleton, My Learning Cloud

Investors & Finance

Investor Award

Winner:

Montreux Capital Management (UK)

"A very strong entry. The case study articulated a clear investment story, including well-explained motivations and rewards for different stakeholders. Overall, MCM have explained their intent and differentiation extremely well."

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Lender Award

Winner:

Barclays Bank

"Excellent business offering within the Lender category, offering specialist sector commentary and events to share knowledge."

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Financial Advisor Award

Winner:

Grant Thornton

"Grant Thornton has demonstrated innovation relating to tax-efficient structuring for the wider sector alongside advising on a number of successful deals."

The full list of finalists are:

Property

Property Consultant Award

Winner:

Knight Frank

"Leaders in the field, reports and articles always on point."

The full list of finalists are:

Property Investor Award

Winner:

Triple Point

"Excellent case study and wonderful examples of responsible investment with an approach to COVID and donating 15% of its Initial Fees from all its investment products to its Helping Hands initiative, funding and supplying PPE and hand cream to frontline health workers across the UK."

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Property Developer Award

Winner:

Frontier Estates

"Good to see investment in plug and play and Quantum partnership."

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Advisors

Management Consultant Award

Winner:

Connell Consulting

"Focus on commercial due diligence. Strong deployment of primary research methods. Strong data analysis. Many examples of successfully advising companies."

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Recruiter Award

Winner:

Barchester Healthcare

"This is really very different - Barchester have brought it all in-house, with an innovative approach, made real achievements by matching people to culture - and gained outstanding commercial success by bringing downtime cost of recruitment and the use of agency significantly in a very challenging sector. This is an industry-leading exemplar."

The full list of finalists are:

Public Legal Award

Winner:

Clyde & Co

"Clyde & Co's focus and expertise on insurance and regulatory law clearly set them apart from the rest. This follows through in their approach where they have demonstrated strong examples of delivering excellence and innovation."

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Private Legal Award

Winner:

CMS

"The lengthy list of projects, the variety of support provided and complexity of the work undertaken - sets them apart as the de-facto leaders in their field."

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LaingBuisson Outstanding Contribution Award

Winner:

Vic Rayner, CEO of National Care Forum

"Always at the forefront of thought on policy and other issues, she is a true representative of the best values of social care providers."