Our Sponsors

Norfolk County Council

Securing high quality services for people in Norfolk with care and support needs, including many of the most vulnerable in our society, is core business for Norfolk County Council. We rely upon a market of providers for the vast majority of those services in which we now invest well over £290m a year. We work with the health and social care sector to deliver our responsibilities under the Care Act to ensure that the increasing demand for care and support services and changing expectations about choices in the type and quality of services that people in Norfolk want can be satisfied.

City College Norwich

City College Norwich has a long-established role in training Norfolk’s future health and social care workforce, as well supporting the professional development of those already in the sector. With the support of our excellent employer partners, we offer work-related pathways into all areas of health and social care - through full-time courses for 16-18 year olds, Apprenticeships and degrees.

We know what an amazing sector this is to be a part of, and we are privileged to work with so many inspirational students and employers who are so committed to providing the very best care and support. We are proud to be a sponsor of the Norfolk Care Awards and congratulate all of the nominees and winners on your exceptional contribution and achievements.

Gordon Barber Funeral Homes

The commitment of all our team at GORDON BARBER FUNERAL HOMES is to CARE, care of the person who has died, care for the family and all those affected by the death. Recruitment to our business is driven by ensuring that sensitivity, care and concern is at the heart of successful applicants. Consequently, the majority of our Funeral Directors and support staff have been with us many years and see their work as a vocation. This approach encompassed in our philosophy of “providing the very best care” has ensured that our service delivered across branches in Norfolk is recognised as one of the pre-eminent Funeral service providers in the country.

We see at first hand the effect that good care by those involved in end of life support impacts upon the bereaved. In the vast majority of cases families express great gratitude and thankfulness to their care providers. In the rare cases that this is not so, the consequences can be devastating, this is why we support the NORFOLK CARE AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN END OF LIFE CARE.

University of East Anglia

Everything we do at UEA – from investing in our campus, undertaking internationally-renowned research, and developing innovative approaches to learning – is done to ensure we provide our students with everything they need to thrive.

The UEA is amongst the top 1% of universities globally (Times Higher Education World Rankings 2015-16), and a top 15 UK university (Complete University Guide 2017). It is also known for its outstanding student experience, and prides itself as one of the top 5 universities for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey, 2005-2016). Our research has earned us as a ranking in the World Top 100 for research excellence (Leiden Ranking 2016).

The UEA is proud to be sponsoring the Norfolk Care Awards – we strongly believe in providing innovative and quality education for all of our students – giving them all the knowledge, skills and experience and they’ll need for a rewarding career in health and medicine.

Yes I Donate

Right now across the UK, there are around 6,000 people in need of an organ transplant, including around 150 children and teenagers. On average three people die every day in need of an organ transplant because there just aren’t enough organ donors.

We need more people to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register now at www.organdonation.nhs.uk. It only takes a few minutes to register and please remember to tell your family that you want them to support your decision to donate and save lives. Ask them whether they want to be donors too. #YesIDonate

The Norfolk and Waveney Health and Care Partnership

The Norfolk and Waveney Health and Care Partnership*

We’re a partnership of local health and care organisations working together to build healthier communities in Norfolk and Waveney. Our partnership includes local GP practices, hospitals, community care, social services and mental health teams, and together we provide services to more than a million people.

We know that people get better care when they are seen as an individual. And we know that there are people working in health and social care across Norfolk and Waveney providing the very best person-centred care, day-in and day-out.

They see people using health and care services as equal partners. They understand that every patient and service user is unique. They take the time to find out about the desires, values, family and lifestyle of the person they are caring for.

We want to recognise those providing the compassionate care we would all want to receive. This is why we’re proud to be sponsoring the Excellent Person Centred Care & Support category.

* Formally known as the Norfolk and Waveney Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP)

Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton UK LLP has a long track record of advising clients in the healthcare industry on the key issues that will effect their businesses. In this frequently changing legislative and economic environment, our team of business advisers can help you navigate through change and unlock opportunities for growth. Having seen first hand the brilliant work our local clients in this industry do, we are delighted to sponsor the Norfolk Care Awards for the first time this year and celebrate this success.


Working closely with care home operators and NHS patient meal facilities Foodcare lead the way in aiding food presentation and enhancing the eating experience with dignity.

Our aim is to improve quality of life for patients and care home residents. We help deliver more than a million NHS patient meals a month, using Foodcare tray ware systems, safely within temperature control guidelines. Foodcare championed the blue rim plate concept working closely with NHS Trusts and care home groups.

Our solutions have been shaped by more than three decades of innovation. We’ve evolved our range to serve the broader industry, gaining strength and expertise through diversity. Our success on meeting the needs of patients and home residents is evident by our enduring presence in Healthcare and Care Home sector.

We continue to invest in research, product sourcing and development to ensure we provide our customers with innovative solutions to aid those living with dietary difficulties.


Birketts is a long established and highly successful law firm with offices in Ipswich, Norwich, Cambridge and Chelmsford. The Care Homes Team provides a comprehensive range of legal services to those involved, or planning on becoming involved, in the running or management of care homes. Birketts brings together specialists in a variety of disciplines who have worked with a number of care home providers at both a strategic and operational level. The depth and range of expertise means the team can work together on cost effective terms over a full range of legal services. Birketts’ is really excited to be supporting the 2020 Care awards and see it as a great opportunity to publically recognise the hard work that is undertaken by the sector. For more information about our services and people please visit www.birketts.co.uk/care-homes

ArchantEastern Daily Press

The Eastern Daily Press has been the voice of Norfolk since it was founded in 1870. It remains so today, and is dedicated to providing relevant local news to its readers across a range of multimedia platforms. Through its daily business pages, weekly supplements and round-the-clock website, the EDP shines a light on the county’s business community, celebrating its successes and campaigning on its behalf.

Ashtons Legal

Businesses only survive and thrive if they deliver what their clients and customers want. At Ashtons Legal, our aim is to be a firm you are proud to call ‘your solicitors’ and are happy to recommend to others. This means:

  • making sure we communicate with you promptly, in the way that suits you best
  • having lawyers who are approachable and friendly as well as technically and commercially astute
  • ensuring our costs are transparent and fair
  • providing practical solutions to your legal needs.

Whether you are a commercial client or an individual client, and whatever your legal needs, our focus is on always delivering first class legal advice with exceptional service.

With offices in Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, Felixstowe, Ipswich, Norwich and Thetford we are ideally placed to assist clients throughout East Anglia. In practice, however, we also help people in many other parts of the country.

Our aim, in every respect, is to be “where clients come first”.

Athena Care Homes

Our Family Caring for Yours - Athena Care Homes are a small family owned organisation with 4 care homes in East Anglia. Our purpose is to create excellent quality and homely environments with the highest standards of care, catering, activities and housekeeping.

Happy, Comfortable and Safe Care - We aim to enhance the lives of our residents and enable them to enjoy life to the full as individuals in happy, comfortable and safe surroundings.

Our expertise lies in Nursing, Residential, Dementia Nursing, Dementia Residential, Rehabilitation and End of Life Care.

We provide person centred care sby working together to create individual care plans with the needs and wishes of our residents at the heart of it. We build relationships with every resident and their families, helping us to learn about their lives, listening to their experiences and creating a picture of the individual person.

Boots Pharmacy Care Home Services

Boots is always looking for new ways to help everyone feel healthier and happier. We’ve over 25 years’ experience supporting care and our Care Services team continue to be an important part of that story. From being on hand with expert advice 7 days a week, with support to improve patient safety and with training to deepen your team’s knowledge, we’ve lots of ways to help you give the best possible care.

Many care providers are switching from paper-based to electronic medicines administration record systems like eMAR with Boots, part of Boots Care Services. By helping your team deliver great care, eMAR with Boots can help make keeping track of medicines simpler, safer and more compliant with regulations – which hopefully can help you achieve higher ratings from your regulator.

We can also supply medicines in the manufacturer’s original packaging, allowing for safer storage and making it easier for individuals to manage their own medication, if appropriate. This also makes medication easier to identify, reducing the risk of mistakes.

Our Pharmacists Advice Visits can help you with the complexities of medicines management and look at the use of antipsychotic medication if appropriate, to help you keep your residents safe.

To deliver great care to residents, it’s also important to look after the people responsible for giving that day-to-day care – your team. With expert training and support we can help you to help them feel more involved, valued and recognised.

Find out more about Boots Care Services by emailing care@boots.co.uk.

Libby Ferris Flowers

Our designers specialise in creating bespoke, personal and distinctively chic, wild-looking arrangements for all events and any occasion. We take our inspiration from our surroundings and the time of year to create natural, dramatic impact with our designs.

All our designers are friendly, helpful, experienced and creative, and love, love, LOVE, to chat flowers! We are extremely fussy about our flowers and can recommend the most beautiful, long-lasting and perfumed varieties for you!

Wedding to remember

With focus on perfection and attention to detail, the team at WEDDING TO REMEMBER strive to provide a top quality service for each and every client. We have a number of fantastic items available for hire suitable for any event, such as Silk Flower Walls, Silk Flower Arrangements, Selfie(Photo) Pods, 4 Foot LED Letters, Vintage Popcorn Cart & Themed Sweets Carts to name but a few. We are a family run business based in Norwich and cover all of East Anglia, London and the South East.

If you are planning a Wedding, Birthday Party, Anniversary Party, Corporate Event, or indeed any party, we would love to hear from you to discuss how we can make your event one to remember. Please email weddingtoremember64@gmail.com or call 07518 902633

We are proud to be providing our beautiful Flower Wall and striking 4 foot LED Letters for the 2019 Norfolk Care Awards and we hope everyone has a great evening.

Sprowston Manor

Sprowston Manor Hotel, Golf and Country Club welcomes you to Norwich, with an idyllic countryside location, luxury accommodation and a host of first-rate amenities, providing a stylish backdrop for your visit. Our hotel is housed within a stately 16th-century English manor and features the perfect blend of historic elegance and contemporary comfort. Hotel rooms and suites boast a variety of helpful amenities, while many feature views of our beautifully landscaped grounds.

We tailor make a package suitable for everybody's need. From 2 people - 300 people. Sprowston Manor has successfully hosted The Norfolk Care Awards for 7 years and are proud to be providing your arrival drinks this evening at the Norfolk Care Awards 2020. We wish everyone a wonderful evening.