The North Cheshire Business Awards 2023 - East Cheshire Hospice

The North Cheshire Business Awards 2023

The North Cheshire Business Awards 2023 turned into a major triumph for East Cheshire Hospice which scooped three prizes.

Trainee HR adviser Hannah Bentham was named the Apprentice of the Year, while the Hospice also won Charity of the Year and the Customer Service Award.

Hannah Bentham proudly shows off her award.

The gala ceremony at De Vere Cranage Estate featured 12 categories, so winning three awards made it a night to remember for the Hospice.

Hannah completes a two-year apprenticeship in April and is staying on at the Hospice after earning a permanent contract.

Hospice staff at the Business Awards. From left, Luke Oldham, Lindsey Rial, Rachel Allcock and Hannah Bentham.

She said: “I was surprised and delighted to win the award and I’d like to thank everyone at the Hospice for their warm welcome since I decided on a career change last year.

“I wasn’t expecting the award, especially as I’m a slightly older apprentice at 29 and there were three other excellent candidates on the short list.

“I worked as a wedding co-ordinator for seven years and when the opportunity came up to enrol on a course at Macclesfield College, I thought I’d give it a go.

“I love being at the Hospice. It’s such a nice place to work.”

Award winners at the North Cheshire Business Awards 2023.

Husband Tom has fundraised for the Hospice, notably by canoeing across England with his brother George.

The Charity of the Year prize will mean that funds raised at next year’s awards will be donated to East Cheshire Hospice.

The Customer Service award reflected the quality of the Hospice’s work in the community caring for patients, families and carers.

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