Award Categories

The LaingBuisson Awards recognise and celebrate industry excellence and innovative services in the public, private and third sectors. Leaders from across the sector come together to hear and celebrate each other’s successes, and this is reflected in the variety of award categories.

Discover the full range of award categories below.

Property

Property Consultant of the Year
Excellence in advising on valuation, consulting, acquisition, sale and financing of healthcare property assets.

Property Developer of the Year
Track record of site development in health or social care.

Investors & Finance

Investor of the Year
Excellence as an investor across either equity or debt, demonstrating a successful investment strategy and high returns or track record of investment across health and care or healthcare property.

Lender of the Year
Excellence in lending to the sector demonstrating good market knowledge, innovation and a distinctive/successful strategy or execution.

Financial Advisor of the Year
Excellence in the provision of corporate finance advice with a focus on successful transactions you have advised on.

Innovators & Leaders

Public Private Partnership
Excellence in a strategic partnership between the public and independent sectors with a focus on outcomes, value for money and innovation.

Innovation in Care
Awarding innovation in the delivery of care in any setting.

Excellence in Training
Innovation in the delivery of training to healthcare and/or social care professionals.

Leadership Team of the Year
Exemplary leadership demonstrated by a team within an organisation which has delivered exceptional clinical or patient outcomes, financial results and employee engagement.

Health Tech Product of the Year
Innovation in technology in any setting, in the delivery or support of health and care using a product.

Technology Support Provider of the Year
Recognising innovative technology support and services that have enabled health and care businesses to operate more effectively and improve patient care.

Rising Star
A rising star in the world of healthcare and/or social care.

Outstanding Contribution
(Nominations are not open for this category. The recipient of this award is identified and chosen by LaingBuisson).

Social Care

Care Home Group of the Year
Larger Organisation >1000 beds. Excellence in residential or nursing care for older people, with a focus on innovation and engagement with service users within a care home group.

Excellence in Specialist Care
Providers of specialist care for adults with physical or learning disabilities or mental health problems in a residential setting.

Excellence in Homecare
Excellence in the provision of personal care or healthcare in the home setting with a focus on innovation and/or higher acuity services.

Excellence in Small Residential Care 
Smaller Organisation <1000 beds. Excellence in residential or nursing care for older people, with a focus on innovation and engagement with service users within a smaller organisation.

Excellence in Supported Living
Excellence in looking after adults with physical or learning disabilities or mental health problems in supported living.

Excellence in Retirement Housing
Excellence in the provision and development of Retirement Villages or Extra Care.

Excellence in Children’s Services
Excellence in the delivery of children’s services in any setting (fostering, residential, school).

Advisors

Consultancy of the Year
Excellence in the provision of strategic or commercial advice on a transaction or as a retained advisor with a focus on relevant case studies.

Legal Advisor of the Year
Excellence in the provision of legal services to the independent health and care sector (both profit and not-for-profit), NHS, local authorities, regulators and other public-sector organisations with a focus on relevant transactions, clients or matters (such as CMA investigations).

Recruiter of the Year
Excellence in the recruitment of professionals in the healthcare and social care sectors

Health Cover Provider of the Year
Innovation and excellence in the provision of health cover insurance, cash plans and other treatment payment options to private healthcare customer individuals or companies.

Clinical Services

Hospital of the Year
Excellence in the provision of acute or mental health services within an independent hospital or NHS PPU with a focus on innovation and differentiation as a result of an individual hospital initiative or investment.

Best in Primary Care & Diagnostics
Excellence in the delivery of healthcare services in the primary care setting including GP practices, diagnostics, integration with acute care (Integrated Care Systems) and disease management.

Nursing Team of the Year
Excellence in the delivery of nursing services with a focus on innovation, patient management and engagement in the acute or mental health hospital setting across both NHS PPUs and Independent Hospital providers.

Hospital Group of the Year
Excellence, as a group, in the provision of acute or mental health services with a focus on innovation and differentiation as a result of a group initiative or investment.

Best in Healthcare Outcomes
Excellence in the delivery of better healthcare outcomes with a focus on ability to demonstrate those outcomes.

Award Category Sponsors

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Property Developer of the Year
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