The 2018 Suffolk Business Awards

2018-07-05T13:57:52+00:00July 5th, 2018|Categories: Live-in Care, Live-in Care Jobs UK|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |20 Comments

Tonight Christies Care will be attending the 2018 Suffolk Business Awards as finalists in 2 categories: ‘Customer Care’ and ‘Best Employer’. We’re extremely proud to be considered for these 2 particular awards as they represent Christies Care’s commitment to both our clients and employees.

The awards, being staged for the 21st time this year, are again being run by the East Anglian Daily Times in association with joint main sponsors EDF Energy and Suffolk Chamber of Commerce. This year they are being held at Kesgrave Hall, Ipswich and will be hosted by Miles Jupp.

As in previous years, there is a broad mix of categories offering the opportunity of recognition for businesses of all sizes, and from from all sectors of the economy. EDF Energy and Suffolk Chamber of Commerce are joint main sponsors of the awards for the seventh year running, with their support again including the overall Business of the Year accolade.

This title is awarded to a business chosen from among the winners of the other categories and deemed by the judges to represent outstanding all-round strength.

Customer Care Award

In the Customer Care category the judges will be looking for businesses that are able to demonstrate a strong customer focused ethos which underlies everything they do.

Entrants will need to show how they go above and beyond customer expectations, ensuring everything that the company does has the customer at its core.

The judges will be looking for entries from businesses which show a clear focus on their customers’ needs, examples of customer-driven initiatives designed to raise service standards and evidence of increased customer satisfaction.

Entrants will need to show a strong focus on listening and acting on their customers’ feedback while maintaining high customer satisfaction levels.

Additionally evidence of how companies deal with specific customer care issues will be required.

What the judges say:

“Christies Care is a family-owned provider of 24-hour, live-in home care mainly to dependent adults across the UK.

This is a local company with national reach, which is proud of a client base that has grown largely by word of mouth and positive recommendations.

The team at Christies Care strives to exceed customer expectations and create client-carer relationships that thrive, while a forward-thinking management team, which is proactive in identifying clients conditions of the future, ensures that they can continue to provide consistent, outstanding person-centred care provided by carers who have efficient and effective training.”

Sponsored by Greater Anglia

The awards, originally known as the Anglian Business Awards and, more recently, the EADT Business Awards, again this year include dedicated categories for Small, Medium and Large businesses while the Family Business category, for family owned and led businesses of any size, makes its return.

Other categories include Best Employer, Customer Care, Environment & Sustainability, Innovation Award, Showcasing Excellence and Young Business Person. In addition, there will again be an Outstanding Achievement award, recognising an exceptional contribution to the local business sector and the wider community, by either an individual or an organisation, but, like Business of the Year, this is not open to direct entries.

Best Employer Award

We are looking for Suffolk’s Best Employer that achieves success by putting their people first.

As part of the entry process, all organisations are required to implement the Best Employer Eastern Region survey which will give you invaluable data on employee engagement levels within your organisation. You will also be able to benchmark your organisation against others in the region.  In addition, judges are looking for evidence of:

  • Learning and Development strategy
  • Vision, Values and Purpose and how they are communicated and visible in your organisation.
  • Reward and Recognition strategy and how this drives performance
  • How you have created a positive, inclusive environment, which recognises and values difference?
  • Your organisations approach to wellbeing and any specific initiatives on mental health
  • How you are a responsible business, supporting your local community.
  • Attraction and recruitment strategy and attrition levels

What the judges say:

“We were impressed by Christies’ simple value of ‘Do as you would be done by’.

In a competitive industry, Christies employs reward and recognition strategies, from guaranteed earning packages to a benevolent fund.

The company works hard to attract and recruit care staff from across the world, allowing people to trial the training before committing to a move to the UK.

In 2017, the training team received the coveted Princess Royal Training Award.

The approach to well-being is tailored to staff with the services of an external counsellor and a 24-hour support team.

Christies Care is passionate about showing that care is a worthwhile career and the dedication to all it’s staff and clients is testament to the company’s values and approach.”

Sponsored by Birketts

Congratulations to all the finalists and good luck tonight!


  1. Anonymous July 5, 2018 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    well deserved. good luck !

  2. Tania July 5, 2018 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    Good luck in both categories

  3. Anonymous July 5, 2018 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    good luck. it is not hard to see why this company wins so many awards.

  4. Edmund July 5, 2018 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    Well deserved nominations. You must be a good employer to attract such lovely caring staff!

  5. Freddy July 5, 2018 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    Let’s hope they win!

  6. Anonymous July 5, 2018 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    good luck Christies!

  7. Nicola July 5, 2018 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    Wishing you all good luck and well deserved recognition

  8. Emily July 5, 2018 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    Good Luck to everyone who have made the final listing for the Suffolk Business Award 2018. I look forward to celebrating with all the finalist this evening.

  9. J July 5, 2018 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    well deserved. it is not hard to see why this company is always up for so many awards. well done all.

  10. Isabella July 5, 2018 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    Good luck for tonight. Very good to read such a positive comments. Fingers crossed.

  11. Emma July 5, 2018 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    Wishing Christies Care all the best for tonight’s awards. Great to see the company are finalists of yet more awards!

  12. Jodie July 5, 2018 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    Definitely well deserved! The best of luck to you all.

  13. Lin Barnes July 5, 2018 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    Looking forward to being part of the awards tonight and good luck to fellow finalists.

  14. Roger Fredrikson July 5, 2018 at 3:35 pm - Reply

    A well deserved nomination for Christies. Keep up the hard work.

  15. Sarah July 5, 2018 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    Good luck for tonight! I hope you and the rest of the company gets the recognition it deserves for working so hard

  16. Steve July 5, 2018 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    All the best for tonight…

  17. Christine July 5, 2018 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    Great employer to work for, I have never had a bad experience in all my 10 years.
    Well done Christies – well deserved!

  18. Pat July 5, 2018 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    Good luck tonight lovely people of Christies! Everything crossed for you!

  19. Giles July 5, 2018 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    All staff I have come across at Christies are second to none, and it obviously starts at the top! Well done all, rooting for you!

  20. Anonymous July 6, 2018 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    Wishing you orra best from Scotland – a far reaching & successful company!

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