Accolades sponsors

Our sponsors help to make the Accolades the great success it is. Thank you for your continued support.

If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor there are a number of sponsorship opportunities available to suit a range of budgets, including exclusive category sponsorship. To find out more email


guardianThe Guardian - sponsor of 'Best recruitment initiative'

The Guardian is the world's leading liberal voice for the social care sector. With our award-winning journalism coupled with a dedicated jobs and courses site we are more than simply the best place for news.

Through our dedicated supplements, to our bespoke events and partnerships there is no better platform to tell your story. 

Talk to one of our experts today. Call 0203 353 2165 or email

jewish-careJewish Care - sponsor of the Best employer support for your registered manager(s)

Jewish Care is the largest health and social care charity, providing services for the benefit of the UK’s Jewish community in London and the South East of England, touching the lives of 10,000 people every week.

The organisation provides a wide range of services for older people, people with disabilities, mental health needs, visual impairment, as well as Holocaust survivors and refugees. Jewish Care also offers support and guidance to families, carers and the bereaved, as well as programmes for children and young people. Our 3,000 volunteers support over 1,500 staff in the delivery of these services.

Jewish Care’s work is driven by values which enhance our work with older people. At the core of our approach is a recognition that older people have so much to offer and we pride ourselves on ensuring everyone has the opportunity to enjoy a meaningful life.

utsUnique Training Solutions - sponsor of the 'Best social care apprentice employer'

UTS are a Skills for Care Endorsed, national provider of training and qualifications to the Health, Housing and Social Care sector.

Our key objective is to raise the quality of care and support being provided within all settings by offering quality development, consultancy and support to the health, housing and social care workforce.

Our expert teams can create and deliver innovative programmes to:

  • Engage, inspire and motivate people
  • Help people realise their full potential
  • Develop skills, knowledge, practice and behaviours
  • Drive the performance of your people and your organisation.

mearsMears Group – Sponsor of the Best endorsed provider of learning and development

Mears is one of the UK’s leading homecare providers, delivering personal care to over 20,000 elderly and disabled people every day.

We are also a market leader in housing management and maintenance services for the affordable housing sector, repairing and maintaining around 15% of the social homes in the UK.

We employ more than 15,000 people, including 400 apprentices, and have been named a Top 100 Apprentice Employer. We are also one of only 12 Government Social Mobility Champions and work in some of the most marginalised communities in the UK.

consultusConsultusCare – Sponsor of the Most effective approach to integrated new models of care

Consultus Care and Nursing is one of the UK’s most experienced and distinguished providers of live-in carers and nurses. Founded in 1962, this family run business has empowered our clients to remain in the comfort of their own homes for over 50 years.

Today, our committed and compassionate live-in carers and nurses maintain and improve the health and wellbeing of many hundreds of people, keeping alive their dreams of living as comfortably as possible in the security of their own homes, surrounded by their possessions, memories and the people they love… because Consultus know that

“People feel better at home”

Connect2Care (C2C) – Sponsor of best employer of between 51 and 249 staff

Connect2Care (C2C) is the leading expert training and apprenticeship provider for the Adult Care sector.

C2C trains professional staff in the adult care sector throughout the country and is a wholly owned subsidiary of leading training provider Hospitality Industry Training (HIT Training). The two organisations frequently work together in the same care organisations with HIT working with the catering, cleaning, housekeeping and administrative staff while Connect2Care trains their care teams.

At Connect2Care, we have sourced and developed what we believe are the most effective courses and qualifications which provide employers with results, value for money and peace of mind, while ensuring learners of all levels enjoy their learning and fulfil their potential to deliver the best care.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) – sponsor of Most effective approach to leadership and management

NICE provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care. Our role is to improve outcomes for people using health and social care services by producing evidence-based guidance, quality standards and information services for commissioners, practitioners and managers. Our social care guidelines make best-practice recommendations on the most effective and cost-effective social care interventions and services. We also produce social care quality standards, which can be used by providers and commissioners to assess performance and make evidence-based improvements to local services. All of our products can help service users and the public find information about the quality of services and care they should expect to receive. 

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ACC are a national education and training TV channel, certified as a Centre of Excellence by Skills for Care. ACC use high definition TV programmes to tell powerful stories, designed to engage, inform and inspire excellence in care, for residential and homecare workers. ACC partner with care industry experts, leading sector bodies and care providers to produce our programmes, featuring real care environments, real staff and real service users. Certified learning resources measure knowledge and encourage conversation between learner and supervisor, ensuring changes in culture are embedded. Live TV Q and A broadcasts provide care staff with unprecedented direct access to care industry experts.

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Quality Compliance Systems Ltd (QCS)

QCS is the leading compliance management system for the Care sector. Our service provides over 35,000 Care, Dental and Medical professionals with access to the most comprehensive set of customised policies, procedures and compliance toolkits. Over 2,700 dedicated pages are reviewed and updated regularly in line with legislative and regulatory requirements, including the CQC’s changes to their Key Lines of Enquiries (KLOEs), and Best Practice guidelines, by our team of experts. Instant updates are delivered digitally, 24/7, directly to our customers via the online management system and QCS App.

Contact us today for a no-obligation FREE trial.

0333 405 33 33