Publish date: 16 November 2023

The Trust recently held its annual Long-Service Awards. The event took place at the DoubleTree hotel in Ealing and welcomed staff who have spent 25 to 45 years working for the organisation.

Guests were invited into the ceremony hall and given a warm welcome from the Trust's CEO, Carolyn Regan.

Carolyn thanked the guests for their hard work, commitment and dedication to the Trust over the years.

Staff were then treated to a two-course lunch, consisting of delicious chicken, mash and seasonal vegetables and a dessert of sticky toffee pudding.

After the plates were cleared, Ali Webster, Deputy Director of Organisational Development, took to the microphone and began inviting staff of 25 years up to collect their certificates.

Between the different cohorts (25, 30, 35, 40, 45 years), staff from each table took part in a quiz with a twist, looking back on previous decades, and they were even given a buzzer, competing for Love2Shop vouchers.

The event concluded with a lovely message from outgoing chair, Elizabeth Rantzen, before staff took some final pictures on the awards' stage.

Thanks to everyone who attended and we hope you thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. 

Celebrating 25 years:

  • Omowaye Aderogba
  • Raj Budoo
  • Ravi Dookna
  • Tony Edwards
  • Emma Foster
  • Illa Kotecha
  • Hallinna Marasinghe
  • Sarah Orrow
  • Valerie Pearson
  • Kelly Poulter
  • Alison Dudley
  • Paul Cruickshanks-Inns
  • Neil Ragoobar
  • Nicky Temple
  • Claire Wilson
  • Jean-Pierre Ragaven
  • Harriet Platt
  • Raj Sharma
  • Raj Sookhy
  • Sara Raiher
  • Yoke Yeen Wong
  • Winston Charles
  • Doreen Whande
  • Debbie Hampton

Celebrating 30 years

  • Patricia Ndebele
  • Anne Riordan

Celebrating 35 years

  • Mandy Isted
  • Michael O'Donnell
  • Michael Neville

Celebrating 40 years

  • Denise Godleman

Celebrating 45 years

  • Debbie Matthews
Staff the long service awards Staff at the Long Service Awards
Staff at the Long Service Awards Staff at the Long Service Awards
Staff at the Long Service Awards Staff at the Long Service Awards