Awards for Yorkshire retirement village

Monday, 5th February 2018, 2:42 pm
Updated Monday, 5th February 2018, 2:53 pm

Audley Clevedon, a retirement village situated in Ilkley, has been named ‘Village of the Year’ at an annual awards ceremony.

Meanwhile, Audley Care Ilkley Branch has won ‘Care Branch of the Year’ for providing support, with glowing feedback consistently received by the team at the luxury retirement village in Yorkshire.

Emma-Louise Fawcett, general manager at Audley Clevedon, said: “I’m delighted that Clevedon has won these awards, ones that our dedicated team thoroughly deserve. Not only do they always go above and beyond to provide an exceptional level of customer service, they help make life at the village run as smoothly as possible for all our owners. We’re looking forward to another successful year.”

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Clevedon employees Tom Holliday, Robyn Forrest and Joanne Louram also walked away with awards on the night. Tom Holliday was presented with the ‘Back of House’ award in recognition of his commitment and willingness to help. Robyn Forrest was announced ‘Care Star of the Year’, confirming her as a brilliant ambassador of the care sector and of Audley. Lastly, Joanne Louram’s positive attitude led to her being announced ‘Hospitality Star’ at the Audley Villages’ event.

Nick Sanderson, CEO of Audley Retirement Villages, said: “It has been another fantastic year for Audley employees. We’re delighted with the work the team at Clevedon has done this year and these awards are a perfect recognition of the hard effort and skill that they put in for both our owners and members of the wider community.

“Our outstanding employees are at the heart and soul of our villages, and work continuously to make sure the best possible service is provided. At Audley, we always aim to recruit from the local community and look forward to welcoming new employees to the team over the coming year.”

Set within a 23 acre estate in Ben Rhydding, just two miles from the historic spa town of Ilkley, Audley Clevedon consists of 91 apartments and cottages for over 60s, many with views of the spectacular Wharfe Valley.