2010 – Marjorie Newton Wright staff award established

In 2010 MacIntyre’s trustees honoured Marjorie Newton Wright with the title “Companion of MacIntyre”. In that same year, the Marjorie Newton-Wright Awards were created to celebrate the outstanding contribution and achievements made by MacIntyre’s frontline staff.

The inaugural presentation of this special award, which is recognized with the presentation of a specially commissioned gold MacIntyre logo pin, was made recently to two members of staff, Norman Pleas, a Support Worker from Balderstone Road, and Carol Groom, Head of Service for Beulah House.

The Ring, Spring 2011

On 5th February 2013 over 100 Marjorie Newton Wright Awards winners and nominees past and present met at the Stantonbury Campus in Milton Keynes. The occasion was honoured with the presence of Mrs Newton-Wright’s daughter, Karen Gunn and her husband Edward Rowe.

Spring The Ring Extract

Carol Groom (First Marjorie Newton-Wright Award winner) Remembers...

In 2010 Bill was doing his annual round of visits to a service in each area and he came to Beulah.  As usual Bill was interested in everything and everyone and chatted to the people and the staff on shift and appeared to enjoy his time with us. As everyone who knows Bill will tell you he is brilliant at sitting quietly and watching and asking those critical questions so   I was waiting with baited breath for the Big Respect audit to be published. Instead I received a lovely letter saying that he had nominated me for the Marjorie Newton Wright award. Wow I couldn’t believe it I was over the moon.


Bills nomination gave me both a personal boost and helped boost the staff at Beulah as I was wondering at the time if I was leading the staff in the right direction. To receive the award helped me believe that we were getting great interactions right and that the home was supporting people in the right way. I am very proud to be one of the first people to have the Marjorie Newton Wright pin.


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