ILKLEY retirement village Audley Clevedon has been named as Village of the Year at Audley Villages' annual awards ceremony.

Audley Care Ilkley branch also won Care Branch of the Year for providing a consistently high standard of support for people and the glowing feedback the entire team consistently receives.

Emma-Louise Fawcitt, general manager, Audley Clevedon, said: “I’m delighted that Clevedon has won these awards, ones that our dedicated team thoroughly deserve. Not only do they always go above and beyond to provide an exceptional level of customer service, they help make life at the village run as smoothly as possible for all our owners. We’re looking forward to another successful year.”

Mandy Stoessler, Care Branch Manager at Audley Care Ilkley said: “I’m delighted that the team’s hard work has been recognised through this award. Their talent and continued dedication always shines through and it is a privilege to be a part of such a strong team.”

Clevedon employees Tom Holliday, Robyn Forrest and Joanne Louram also walked away with awards on the night. Tom was presented with the ‘Back of House’ award in recognition of his commitment to always do his best and his willingness to help. Robyn was announced as ‘Care Star of the Year’, confirming her as a brilliant ambassador of the care sector and of Audley. Lastly, Joanne's hard work and positive attitude led to her being announced ‘Hospitality Star’ at the event.

Nick Sanderson, CEO of Audley Retirement Villages said: “It has been another fantastic year for Audley employees. We’re delighted with the work the team at Clevedon has done this year and these awards are a perfect recognition of the hard effort and skill that they put in for both our owners and members of the wider community.

“Our outstanding employees are at the heart and soul of our villages, and work continuously to make sure the best possible service is provided. At Audley, we always aim to recruit from the local community and look forward to welcoming new employees to the team over the coming year.”

Set within a 23 acre estate in Ben Rhydding, Audley Clevedon consists of 91 apartments and cottages for over 60s.