Audley Spirit Awards 2023

The Audley Spirit Awards were created to recognise people from all across the business, from team members to team leaders, who keep our villages running smoothly and help our owners to live better for longer. This year the event took place on 15th November in the West Midlands. And wow, what an event that was.

This year, over 100 guests were in attendance - General Managers, the senior leadership team, award finalists and, of course, the winners!

Hosted by Sian Hammer and Ross Mounsey (they're booked for The Oscars next year!), the event was bolder, louder, more upbeat, and more energetic than ever. And with more sparkle than has every been seen before. Sequins are apparently this season's must-have!

Team members celebrated in style, with delicious food and drink, immersed in music through the decades (credit to the remarkable band!), and there was no shortage of audience participation. A highlight was undoubtedly Kevin Airs showcasing his hidden talents as a compère - a truly dazzling performance (and that was just his suit), Kevin Hudson donning a ski-jumping suit to make the point that our exceptional team really have gone "above and beyond", and the flash-mob-style performance by GMs and the senior team.

A genuinely outrageously fun event, recognising the amazing individuals and teams who have made such a difference this year. The culmination of hard work and an incredible year.

Keep scrolling to read the winners, or skip ahead to the photo gallery or video.

Village of the Year

Village of the Year

Audley Ellerslie, Malvern

Presented by our Regional Operations Directors, Sue McClean and Rob Diaper, this award was won by the incredible team at our Malvern village. Well done Team Ellerslie.

Congratulations also, to the two finalists:

Audley Chalfont Dene, Buckinghamshire

Audley Binswood, Royal Leamington Spa

General Manager of the Year

Anja Kozerski

Audley Binswood

Award presented by Regional Operations Directors, Robert Diaper and Sue McClean


Congratulations also, to the two finalists

Garry Cruise, Audley Willicombe Park

Wilma Gallagher, Audley St Elphin's Park


This year’s winner is well respected and valued by their peers. They have supported on leading some key initiatives over the last 12 months which have been instrumental in the future growth of our business. At the same time, leading a solid and stable team and delivering exception financial results across each area of our complex business.

Care Branch Manager of the Year

Claire Lavis

Care Branch Manager at Audley Inglewood

Award presented by: Michelle Forbes, Head Of Care, Audley Group


Congratulations also, to the two finalists

Laura Selby at Audley St George's Place
Samantha Woodward at Audley St Elphin's Park


This award is to recognise those who have demonstrated a high level of expertise together with exceptional skill in a complex world of social care. These leaders have shown the ability to change and adapt to continuously improve their branches to meet essential priorities, always leading by example. The winner of this award has gone above and beyond providing support to many.

Sales Consultant of the Year

Gemma Wallace, Audley Stanbridge Earls

Gemma exemplifies company values in behaviour, approach, and motivation.

Award presented by Senior Marketing Managers, Sam Happe and Laura Allen

Ultimate High Achiever - Sales

Oliver Ruggles, Mayfield Watford

Award presented by Sian Hammer, Group Sales & Marketing Director

Ultimate High Achiever - Sales

Karolina Harvey, Audley Fairmile

Award presented by Sian Hammer, Group Sales & Marketing Director

Ultimate High Achiever - Sales

Jo Meakin, Audley Binswood

Award presented by Sian Hammer, Group Sales & Marketing Director

Sales Manager of the Year

Marie Chaulken, Audley Cooper's Hill

Marie is a true leader who is respected and listened to, and who has proven that consistency, tenacity, and creativity is the only way to beat their target. Marie is a true credit to both Audley Group, and to themselves.

Award presented by Gary Langford, Regional Sales Director

Congratulations also to the two Finalists

Tony Gibb at Audley Wycliffe Park, and Karolina Harvey at Audley Fairmile.

Ultimate High Performers - Village

All of our team members up and down the country work extremely hard in making a difference to people’s lives and engaging with them to give them the best retirement possible. The following people have been nominated by their fellow team members for going above and beyond in the services they all deliver showcasing the Audley values on a day-to-day basis. This award recognises and celebrates these ultimate high performers as being exceptional in everything that they do.

Steven Truslove
Maintenance Operative
Audley Binswood

Patrick Letham
Operations Manager
Audley Sunningdale Park

Maz Hussain
Night Porter
Audley Chalfont Dene

Maisie Cummings
Reception Supervisor
Audley Ellerslie

Rufi Hussain
Reception Supervisor
Audley Nightingale Place

Harry Weatherhead
Audley Clevedon

Kristy Davies
Reception Supervisor
Audley Redwood

Dorin Saioc
Facilities Manager
Audley Fairmile

Mihai Ababei
Maintenance Operative
Audley Cooper's Hill

Jareth Hanson
F&B Assistant
Audley Mote House

Ann Heywood
Flete House

Charlotte Wood
Reception Supervisor
Audley St Elphin's Park

Megan McClure
Customer Services Supervisor
Mayfield Watford

Zuzana Svatova
F&B Assistant
Audley Inglewood

Thomas Lakins
Facilities Assistant
Audley St George's Place

Justine Miles
Audley Willicombe Park

Chris Cozens
Facilities Manager
Audley Stanbridge Earls

Ultimate High Performers - Care

This award is to honour the high standards delivered by our care teams up and down the country. These individuals have been nominated by their fellow team members for going above and beyond in the services they deliver in line with the Audley values.

Award presented by Michelle Forbes, Audley Group Head of Care and Hayley Scarborough, Regional Quality & Compliance Lead

Jemma Miller
Care Coordinator, Audley Binswood

Roshini Fernando
Resource Planner, Audley Chalfont Dene

Hollie Brady
Senior Carer, Audley Clevedon

Hana Lakatosova
Personal Care Assistant, Audley Cooper's Hill

Heather Brazier
Personal Care Assistant, Audley Ellerslie

Cassie Collin
Night Carer, Audley Sunningdale Park

Satinder Sikri
Senior Carer, Mayfield Watford

Samantha Geal
Senior Carer, Audley Willicombe Park

Rosalind Newland
Personal Care Assistant, Audley Fairmile

Lorna Foster
Deputy Care Branch Manager, Audley Inglewood

Amanda Sunnucks-Chapman
Personal Care Assistant, Audley Mote House

Tina Wylder
Personal Care Assistant, Audley Nightingale Place

Louise Summers-Player
Senior Carer, Audley Redwood

Joanne Nunn
Senior Carer, Audley St Elphin's Park

Aneesa Rahnaz
Care Coordinator, Audley St George's Place

Paula Rigby
Care Coordinator, Audley Stanbridge Earls

Values Awards

This year we introduced Values and Culture Awards, voted for by team members throughout the business. We received over 870 nominations. Congratulations to the winners!

Values Award - Proud

Jack Worthy
Facilities Manager, Audley St Elphin's Park
Presented by: Gary Burton, Audley Group CFO

Values Award - Enriching

Anne-Marie Taylor
Receptionist, Audley Wycliffe Park
Presented by: Mark Sadler, Group General Counsel

Values Award - Caring

Natalie Roberts-Head
Customer Services Assistant, Mayfield Watford
Presented by: Lynn Vellin, Group HR Director

Values Award - Exceptional

Zoe Earnshaw
Food & Beverage Supervisor, Audley St Elphin's Park
Presented by: Kevin Hudson, Group Construction Director (aka Eddie the Eagle)

Culture Awards

This year we introduced Values and Culture Awards, voted for by team members throughout the business. We received over 870 nominations. Congratulations to the winners!

Central Support

Rebecca Groves
Accounts Assistant, Central Egham Office
Presented by: Shaun Swanepoel, Group Finance Director


Sam Stevenson
Receptionist, Audley Willicombe Park
Presented by: Matt Nicholson, Planning Director

The Audley Foundation

Jo Meakin
Sales Manager, Audley Binswood
Presented by: John Nettleton, Audley Group Land Director

The Audley Foundation (logo)

For their consistent help, volunteering their time to support The Audley Foundation on marketing, events, and fundraising efforts, special mentions to;

Lauren Barnes
Claire Atkins
Liz Hennequin
Harshil Shah
Sue McClean


Socially Responsible

Charlie Osei
Audley Academy Partner, Central Egham Office

Presented by: Phil Rolfe, Group Planning Director

This team member has really demonstrated the very essence of ESG.

ESG underpins everything we do, it guides how we will construct new villages, how we provide our services and care for our owners, it guides the principles of how we interact with our fellow team members to create a positive impact on the lives of everyone we engage with, day in and day out and whilst doing all of this, trying to make the smallest footprint we possibly can on our Environment and importantly, improving it wherever we can!

Feedback from the 2023 Audley Spirit Awards

Last night was brilliant - well done. Made me very proud of us all!

Nick Sanderson, Audley Group CEO

Thank you so much for such a wonderful night. The band were amazing, Kevin Hudson is a total legend and the entertainment by our very own talent pool was fab. Thank you.

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you did for the Spirit Awards – I think it was hands down the best one we’ve had and one to remember!

Thanks again – it was phenomenal.

Gary Langford, Regional Sales Director

Today was heartwarming, exciting, impressive, and absolutely hilarious (Kevin Airs!). What an incredible evening, I felt extremely proud to present an award. Congratulations to all the winners.

Sam Happe, Senior Marketing Manager - Digital

Just a note to say thanks for all your efforts last night – It was an incredible event, really amazing energy, and brilliantly executed. Great stuff! Loved it.

Mark Sadler, Group General Counsel

Audley Spirit Awards 2022

Interested in who won last year?

Read last year's winners, and watch the infamous 'Party Rockers' video.