The manager of a care services company in Clydebank is over the moon after winning a prestigious award.

Laureen Preston, the service manager at Alltogether Care Services, won the management and leadership category at the Scottish Care Awards 2019.

The award celebrates individuals who have demonstrated effective management or leadership in the delivery of quality care at home or housing support.

Laureen collected her award, which was sponsored by Surecert, at an ceremony on May 17 at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow.

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The awards were hosted by singer Michelle McManus, with nearly 400 people attending and enjoying the evening.

Laureen was delighted to have been recognised, and said: “I am very surprised but thrilled and honoured to be chosen as a winner in these prestigious awards.”

HR Administrator Nicole Mackay, who nominated Laureen, said: “Laureen never tires of doing her best, thinking outside the box, taking feedback and doing something with it to make life improvements to the people we support.

“She knows and understands every service user’s needs and requirements and works with all our staff to make sure they feel valued and confident that they can deliver.”

The awards have been hailed a huge success in recognising individuals, teams and companies, who are delivering care at an incredibly high standard in an era of challenging budgets and within an increasingly demanding work environment.