Absolutely stunned and honoured, and my biggest thank you to the Royal College of Nursing and to all who nominated me for the award of Employee of the Year, presented by none other than Poirot, Jorah Mormont, and Gandalf!

In no way would this have been possible without my amazing manager (Geoff Lewis), the entire Technical Operations team (Mark Whalley, Darren Latter, Wayne Shadrach and, of course, David Collins (who also received the Your RCN Gem Award!)), and all in the wider IT Operations and Software Development teams.

Thank you to all of my fantastic colleagues who nominated and for such an amazing evening. This is a memory that will stay with me forever!

A few wonderful images from the evening…

Royal College of Nursing Staff Awards for Excellence 2018

The Royal College of Nursing Staff Awards for Excellence 2018

Royal College of Nursing Staff Awards for Excellence 2018

Who’d have thought it?! Employee of the Year 2018, presented by the amazing Sir Ian McKellen.

Royal College of Nursing Staff Awards for Excellence 2018

Such a wonderful night celebrating our colleagues and team members, and with a happy face wherever you look.

Royal College of Nursing Staff Awards for Excellence 2018

Never did I think it possible to be on the same stage as David Suchet (aka Poirot), Iain Glen (aka Ser Jorah Mormont), and Sir Ian McKellen (aka Gandalf)!

Royal College of Nursing Staff Awards for Excellence 2018

David Collins (Network & Communications Engineer) accepts the ‘Your RCN Gem Award’. A fantastic colleague and wonderful friend!

Royal College of Nursing Staff Awards for Excellence 2018

Without our wonderful colleagues throughout the UK, this wonderful evening would not have been possible.

Royal College of Nursing Staff Awards for Excellence 2018

…and lastly, these wonderful guys, without which my nomination and win would not have been possible. L-R: Geoff Lewis (Technical Operations Manager), David Collins (Network & Communications Engineer), Yours Truly, Huw Bevan (IT Operations Manager), and Paul Newman (Head of Information Technology)