GoodOaks News | 26 June 2023

Celebrating successful partnerships at our annual conference 2023! 

In June we hosted our annual conference on the banks of the river Thames at The Swan at Streatley. The Directors of each GoodOaks branch gathered together from across the UK to celebrate a successful year, welcome new franchise partners, network, learn and share. Among the keynote speakers was Neil Eastwood from Care Friends, a recruitment and retention specialist and author of ‘Saving Social Care’ who delivered an engaging presentation packed full of  practical, actionable advice on candidate attraction and retention.

Neil Eastwood

We also recognised the dedication and hard work across the board with an annual awards ceremony, honouring the care teams in our expanding network. Announcing the winners were Co-Founders Ben Ashton and Darius Mitkus, along with Operations Director, Zoe Kelly. Below is a breakdown of the awards and the 2023 winners: 

GoodOaks Homecare Awards 2023 winners:

Excellence Award

This award recognises the business in the network that has excelled in compliance, operational, and reputational domains, who have forged strong relationships with clients and their families and are a role model of how to operate.

Winner: GoodOaks Homecare – East Dorset


The values award is awarded to the office who have upheld the GoodOaks PRIDE values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Empathy, not only in their interactions with their clients, but their colleagues and stakeholders too. 

Winner: GoodOaks Homecare – Wimbledon & Kingston 

Rising Star

The Rising Star Award is presented to an office which is rapidly expanding, and showing excellent promise in terms of growth, quality and reputation.

Winner: GoodOaks Homecare – Abingdon & Didcot 

Outstanding Impact

This category was open to nominations, and the team received some truly inspirational entries of how they have made a difference in someone’s life. 

Winner: Jackie Ndirangu – Edgware & Finchley

Care Team of the Year

Care Team of the Year recognises the care team that has demonstrated extraordinary dedication and empathy in supporting their clients to stay in the homes they love. 

Winner: GoodOaks Homecare – New Forest

Registered Manager of the Year

This award is presented to the Registered Manager who has shown exemplary leadership and management of their team, with positive outcomes for their clients, colleagues and company. 

Winner: Carlene Daniel – Aylesbury

Partners’ choice

This is chosen by the GoodOaks Homecare teams. It celebrates the individual who has shone this year, in terms of the support they have given their fellow owners, the inspiration they have provided and the commitment they’ve shown to providing great care.

Winner: Fiza Bukhari –  Aylesbury 

GoodOaks Awards

The triumphant day was rounded off with a BBQ, drinks and socialising beside the river and enjoying the summer sun! 

Commenting on the day, Ben Ashton said; “Spending the day with our inspirational franchise partners was such an honour. The commitment shown to delivering truly transformational partnership-led care leaves us very excited about what’s to come from this special network.”