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Every year we celebrate Certitude teams and individuals who go ‘above and beyond’ at our annual Michael Rosen Awards.

In a year filled with unexpected and unique challenges, it felt more important than ever to acknowledge some of the incredible work that happened across our organisation to ensure people we support continue to live happy lives which work for them.

The ceremony was co-hosted online in December 2020 by CEO Aisling Duffy and Eleri Ebenezer, our Chair of Trustees, who sadly passed away in August. Awards were given for Volunteer, Inspiring Leader, Colleague, Transforming Lives and Team and for the first time, we introduced a Special Recognition Award which went to our hardworking COVID Task Team

The Michael Rosen Award is the ultimate accolade and is presented to a person or team that the judges feel best represents Certitude’s value. As is tradition, Sheila Rosen, who established the award in her husband Michael’s name, presented the award. This year it was awarded to the Community Development Team and all the people who work together to deliver our Connect & Do programme.

Sheila said:

“Without doubt, the winner of this year’s Michael Rosen Award has shown Certitude’s values. Over the past few months, this small team – along with talented peer facilitators – have kept people across Certitude entertained, motivated and able to learn new skills and enjoy different interests. From laughing yoga to choirs, art and sewing, they have created a weekly programme of activities that are now available not just within Certitude, but to anyone, anywhere!”

And the winners were...

Volunteer Award
Runner up: Shaun Lyons
Winner: Kate Nicklin

Inspiring Leader Award

Joint winner: Juan Gallego
Joint winner: Pauline Campbell

Colleague Award

Runner up: Bruno Powell
Winner: Aisha Bhatti

Transforming Lives Award

Runner up: S’s team
Winner: Carly Kirton

Team Award

Runner up: Tree House
Winner: Old Oak Road and Ellingham Road team

Special Recognition Award 2020

The COVID Task Team

Relive the Michael Rosen Awards 2020!

Michael Rosen Awards 2021

Our next awards will take place in December 2021 and will continue to celebrate the ongoing commitment, passion and dedication that colleagues have demonstrated throughout another challenging year.