North West Award Winners
Last night, Tuesday 11th October 2017, nearly 400 people sat down for a 2 course meal in The Midland Hotel,
Last night, Tuesday 11th October 2017, nearly 400 people sat down for a 2 course meal in The Midland Hotel, to honour the first ever North West Charity Awards.
Our Greater Manchester charity, TLC: Talk, Listen, Change was among the tables of charity professionals, supporters, believers and do-ers.
It was an incredible event, hosted by Eureka Events, the first of its kind, directly created to support North West charities and provide recognition for much-needed community work.
To the exact date, 6 months after the official launch of TLC, held at The Place Aparthotel, we took home two awards, which commended two members of our team on their leadership efforts.
Sharon Doyle, Project Manager of STRIVE, a Greater Manchester initiative led by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, intended to be a multi-agency response to domestic violence, was awarded Volunteer Manager of the Year.
Sharon’s management focuses on safety, empowerment of volunteers and has been successful in reducing police callouts by 211%. Her nomination detailed:
“Her work not only benefits volunteers, giving them purpose and passion, supporting them in expanding their skills and mentoring them back into work but her ideas, structures and methods of management truly benefit the community”. – Nominator
Michelle Hill, CEO of our charity, received a Highly Commended Charity Director Award for her management of the disaffiliation from a national brand and launch of TLC. Michelle was recognised for her innovative leadership methods which prioritises staff wellbeing and her ability as a strategic director to double the organisations income in just two years, expanding the services to meet the needs of the communities it serves.
Her nomination detailed:
““Working under her, you feel supported, confident, able to take risks and know she’s got your back at every point. She breaks down concepts of what a CEO ‘should’ be like. She’s appreciated for being an understanding and flexible leader, whilst at the same time, absolutely delivering outcomes. She’s not a boss, she’s a leader”” – TLC Team Member
“It was a great night, which served to promote the progressive, passionate and well-deserving people who work day in and day out in the sector. It was a fantastic opportunity to meet like-minded charities and we were all so impressed by the range of professionals nominated.” – TLC Staff Member