May 26, 2022

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The Chairman of Balhousie Care Group, Tony Banks, has recognised staff and community partners who have “gone above and beyond” in their service to the company.

Tony issued a Chairman’s Award to 100 people across Balhousie’s 26 care homes and local communities, as well as several former staff members, as the Perth-based company celebrates its 30th year in business.

Each received a limited edition engraved bronze coin in a display case, a certificate and a thank you message from Tony, whose first care home opened in Kirriemuir, Angus in September 1991.

Tony said: “The Chairman’s Award is about recognising people in the organisation who have been seen to have gone above and beyond their normal call of duty. From the bottom of my heart, I can’t thank them enough for what they do for the business and for our residents. They have to look in the mirror and recognise they are good people and deliver a sterling service. These are the individuals that make Balhousie.”

The awards are based on nominations from Balhousie Care Group staff, each of which was “inspiring and very humbling”, said Tony.

The Balhousie Chairman’s Award forms part of Balhousie’s year-long 30th birthday celebrations, which began last Autumn. Other events have included care home parties, a monthly prize giveaway for staff, and a commemorative 40-page glossy magazine.

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Photo caption: Kevin Scott (far right), Home Manager at Balhousie Lisden, the group’s first care home, presents a Chairman’s Award to, from left, Dawn Forbes, Lynsey Brown and Maria Hazel. Photo by Graeme Hart/Perthshire Picture Agency.

Notes to Editors

 About Balhousie Care Group

Balhousie Care Group was formed 30 years ago to fill a gap in quality residential care in North East Scotland. Today, with 26 homes in the area, it is one of the leading providers of care for the elderly in Scotland, providing care to over 900 residents.

Balhousie Care prides itself on its person-centred approach to care. Putting people right at the forefront of everything they do; it’s inclusive of everyone. They capture this philosophy through the roll out of ‘Together We’re Great’, an initiative which recognises the skills, talents, attributes and support areas for each and every person involved in the organisation. Together We’re Great aims to value individuality and promote excellence across the organisation.

A Participation Charter – a first-of-its-kind in the care home sector – commits to residents getting a bigger say than ever in the care they receive, from writing care home policies to recruiting staff.

Balhousie Care Group is the recipient of numerous awards. These include three Scottish Care Awards, a 2021 Great British Care Award, 2022 s1Jobs Recruitment Award, 2019 Growth Business and 2018 Service Business of the Year at The Courier Business Awards, 2019 Growth Business of the Year Perthshire Chamber of Commerce STAR Award, and SME Scotland Business Man of the Year 2019 for Chairman Tony Banks.

Tony Banks, Chairman of Balhousie Care Group.
Picture by Graeme Hart.