Lewis-Manning Hospice Care won the ‘Scale Up’ category in the Dorset Business Festival Awards which took place at the Hilton Hotel in Bournemouth.
The prestigious event celebrated the excellence and innovation of businesses within Dorset and market the remarkable achievements of the Dorset business community. The sell-out event was attended by industry leaders, entrepreneurs and business experts from across the county, coming together to applaud the outstanding accomplishments of the finalists.
Other shortlisted businesses in the Scale Up Award category included Mar-Key Group and Individuality Swimming & Fitness.
Attending the event, representing the hospice, was Director of Clinical Services Hayley Bonner and Chairman Jeremy Allin. On receiving the award, presented by Cllr Millie Earl -BCP Council, Hayley advised, “We have experienced exceptional growth over the last 3 years – our patient contacts have now increased by more than 100%, we have expanded our services from 1 to 5 hubs across the area and are now working in Wimborne, Wareham, Swanage, Bournemouth and Poole. It has been phenomenal and great recognition of the success of our ‘closer to home’ strategy.”
Clare Gallie added, “Having joined Lewis-Manning Hospice Care 4 years ago it has been a pleasure and a privilege for me to be able to help our charity grow and develop during this time. We are extremely proud to have received this award as it is a reflection on the hard work of our team of staff and volunteers who are supported by our fantastic and loyal supporters all of whom have come together to make this important growth in our services possible for end of life and life limited patients in our community. A huge thank you to Dorset Chamber and of course to those who have made it all possible.”