Month: December 2015

Devon Venus Awards 2015

Peninsula Care Homes wins Employer of the Year!

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The Venus Awards are a national programme often referred to as the Working Women’s Oscars. The Venus Awards recognise and celebrate local women working in business. The organisers believe that women play such a pivotal role in our local economies that it is only right that the spotlight be shone on them.

Sam Curtis, Director Business Banking Nat West said on presenting the award “through Venus awards I have met so many fabulous women – those who through their own determination, drive and enthusiasm, often who have overcome barriers and obstacles have built extremely successful businesses. Nat West has been lucky enough to sponsor the “Employer of the Year” category. This looks to reward individuals who have built a strong culture which is supportive, flexible & enables women to maximise their full potential. The nominations were the strongest I have seen, making the process to select a winner even more difficult than in previous years.

Louise Arnold from Peninsula Care Homes employs in excess of 200 staff. Historically the care industry attracts more women & it is important to be able to offer flexibility. Training is part of the culture, some being helped with basic numeracy & literacy, others progressing through the management roles. Louise herself is committed to personal development & continues to complete qualifications to maintain the position as providing the highest quality level of support to staff & residents.”