Making the Difference Awards 2021 Finalists

Making the Difference Awards 2021 Finalists

Now in their sixth year, these awards recognise the commitment of our colleagues within our 4,000-strong workforce from across Great Britain who have gone above and beyond to deliver outstanding service and lead by example.

The 30 colleagues and teams who have been shortlisted for our awards can be found below.


  • The Jeskyns Community Woodlands Café Team, Churchill Catering
  • The OrbisEnergy Team, Vertas Group
  • The Stables Café Team, Churchill Catering

  • Holly Amos, Accounts Assistant, Vertas Group
  • Julia Nicoll, Cleaning Operations Manager, Vertas Derbyshire Limited
  • Steven Harryman, Payroll Advisor, Schools’ Choice

  • Linda Crossley, Head of Kitchen, Vertas Group
  • Peter Sutton, Head of Security Services, Oakpark Security
  • Shaun Swan, Head of Grounds Services and Landscaping, Vertas Group

  • Chris Eveleigh, HSQE Compliance Senior Risk and Quality Advisor, Vertas Group
  • Claire Wilden, Operations Manager, Churchill Catering
  • Greg Wilks, Café Manager, Grizedale Cafe & Gift Shop, Churchill Catering

  • Bill Farley, Head of Cleaning, Vertas Group
  • Karen Pardoe, Head of Educational Catering, Vertas Group
  • Sarah Hunt, Operations Manager, Verse FM

  • Andy Palethorpe, HSQE, Compliance and Governance Advisor, Vertas Group
  • Justin Brown, HSQE, Compliance and Governance Senior Advisor, Vertas Group
  • Lorna Mayston, Cleaning Regional Manager, Vertas Group


  • Kurtis Powell, Central Property Support Administrator, Vertas Group
  • Peter Lockwood, Payroll Manager, Vertas Group
  • Sian Durrant, Project Manager, Vertas Group

  • Dale Stark, Caretaker, Vertas Derbyshire Limited
  • The OrbisEnergy Team, Vertas Group
  • Rob Clark, Operations Manager, Oakpark Security

  • Jeffrey Cubitt, Cleaning Operative, Vertas Group
  • Shelly Cornish, HR Operational Team Manager, Schools’ Choice
  • Sue Salamon, Cleaning Supervisor, Vertas Group

  • Caroline Cameron, Café Manager, The Waterside Café, Churchill Catering
  • Jasmine Carr-Daynes, Head of Kitchen, Vertas Group
  • Wendy Gurney, Head of Kitchen, Vertas Group

We are delighted to invite the colleagues and teams shortlisted, and the colleague or client who nominated them, to a night of recognition and celebration on Friday 9th July 2021 at Milsoms, Kesgrave Hall.

Thank you to all our sponsors for supporting our Making the Difference awards. Without you, this event would not be possible.


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