Business owner and managing director Trudi Scrivener celebrated winning at the annual SME (small medium enterprise) Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire Business Awards recently. She won Business Woman of the Year in a hotly contested category. The annual awards celebrate local businesses within Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire.
Over 300 business people attended an extraordinary evening on 27 February at Whittlebury Hall, to hear winners announced in 20 categories. These included Best New Business, Service Excellence and Business Woman of the Year amongst others.
Trudi set up the Amersham based home care business just three years ago led by her drive to deliver outstanding care to anyone that needs it, enabling them to remain in the comfort of their own home for as long as possible. She passionately believes that everyone has the right to remain in their own home, they just need a caring, helping hand. Today, the business employs more than 50 carers as well as a head office support team and delivers specialist live-in or regular visiting care.
Trudi said: ‘When I set up Ashridge Home Care it was very much about providing a high quality service that I could be proud of. Alongside this it’s always been my mission to make sure that our staff are appreciated and know that being a carer is a profession that is highly valued. The simple philosophy of taking care of our staff, just as we do our clients, has been a winning formula for running a successful business. Although my name is on this Award, it’s not really about me, it’s about everyone in the team. The real winners who should be recognised are the carers who go above and beyond to make sure their clients have a good day.’
Judges of the category said: ‘To take home a silver in this prestigious category is a real testimony to the excellent work that Trudi and her team at Ashridge Home Care achieve. Congratulations.’
Ashridge Home Care provides specialist care services for a range of illnesses including Dementia, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, spinal injuries as well as emergency care following an accident or fall for example. Carers are matched specifically to each client’s needs and provide continuity of care, enabling clients to stay at home knowing they are well looked after.
Pictured from left to right: Jonny Nelson MC on the night, Trudi Scrivener Managing Director Ashridge Home Care and Jennifer Walker from Platinum Sponsor Thornton College. She was also a judge.