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Maintenance Champion

Ben Long
Maintenance Champion

Ben Long, Maintenance Manager at West Oak Care Home in Wokingham has been awarded ‘Maintenance Champion of the Year’ at the Barchester Care Awards 2016. 

This award recognises the fantastic job of those working tirelessly to make sure the care settings provided by Barchester are top-notch, pleasant and homely places for residents to live in.

Ben was chosen by the judges who were impressed by the number of touching nominations he received and who recognised how he makes a big difference to the lives of the people living in the home by always going above and beyond.

Geoffrey Honour, General Manager at West Oak said: “We are all so proud of Ben. He really deserves this award because he does go the extra mile in everything he does, his positive and friendly approach and can do attitude makes such a difference throughout the home, a massive well done Ben a credit to West Oak.

On receiving the award, Ben said: “I was so happy to be nominated for the award, it was a great feeling to feel valued for the work I do at West Oak. And on the day of the awards when my name was called out as the winner it made everything I do every day feel so worthwhile. I love working in a great team at West Oak it has helped me to be the person I am today.”

Other finalists: 
Robert Laird - Four Hills Care Home
Rob Hobley - Bradshaw Manor Care Home
Neil Swithenbank - Ashminster House
Alfie Sandamela - The Rhallt Care Home
Ian Kettleborough - Forest Hill