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Apple House Director wins ‘Director of The Year’ Award!

Congratulations to our very own Romaine Lawson, Director of Operations, for winning the coveted ‘Director of The Year’ award at last week’s finals of the Venus Women in Business Awards. “It’s been a great experience being part of the whole process for the Venus Awards. Not only did I meet such inspiring women during the the months leading up to the final who were also nominated, I was introduced to our fabulous sponsors and judges. If you know of someone that you would wish to nominate then I would highly recommend that you…

CQC Chief Inspector Congratulates Us!

Ms. Andrea Sutcliffe, CQC Chief Inspector, tweeted us today to say, “Many contratulations.  Please pass on my best wishes to your team and everyone you support.” Ms. Sutcliffe’s tweet followed a CQC national press release today announcing Summerwood care home’s ‘Outstanding’ rating, the highest rating possible.  Following the press release, Apple House Ltd were delighted to be contacted by local press taking up this good news story in an age when, all too often, the care sector is in the spotlight for more negative reasons. Apple House will be holding a celebratory…

Summerwood is rated ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

Following CQC’s national press release today, Apple House Ltd is very proud to announce that we have been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating for our Summerwood care home, New Milton, Hampshire. We are delighted that CQC’s report has reflected the ‘can do’ culture which is one of the driving forces behind what we do. It’s a wonderful way for the people we support and all of our Summerwood team to have their home and achievements recognised and commended by CQC, who we see as such a positive national regulator. The rating is a culmination of the…

Venus Women in Business Awards…

We are exceptionally proud of our own Romaine, Director of Operations, who today went through to the semi-finals of Venus Women in Business Awards! In not one but TWO categories! Now a semi-finalist for Director of The Year and the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Awards, Romaine will progress to the next stage in September.  Jane Montrose, Managing Director, won the Inspirational Woman Award in 2013 and says, “Winning this wonderful award meant so much to me, and I wish Romaine all the luck in the world as she’s a winner to her team already.” Romaine…

National Learning Disability & Autism Awards…

Apple House were so very honoured to be national finalists in The National Learning Disability and Autism Awards! Last Friday Romaine, Director of Operations, and Jane, Managing Director, travelled to Birmingham to the ICC for the gala dinner that preceded a glittering awards ceremony.  Although we didn’t win, the fact that we reached the finals was really something for us!  Everyone there really were winners and completely inspirational. We were entertained by the ultra talented Dance Syndrome who had some incredible moves!  Also entertaining us all was the super funny actress Sally Phillips of Bridget Jones notoriety who…

One Week To Go!

We’re excited to be travelling to Birmingham next Friday for the Finals of The National Learning Disability and Autism Awards! Good luck to Apple House and the other finalists!  We’ll let you know how we get on…

Judgement Day…

Nestling close to the fabulously colourful Birmingham Botanical Gardens was the location of today’s interviews for the finalists of The National Learning Disability and Autism Awards. Romaine Lawson, Director of Operations for Apple House care home group, travelled to Birmingham to represent us.  Romaine said, “It was such an honour and privilege for Apple House to be finalists alongside national charities and city councils as one of only ten finalists in the country for the ‘Best Employer’ category.” An honour indeed.  We are but a small company of dedicated professionals and to be a…

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