Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards
The Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards are our way of showing outstanding Macmillan professionals just how much we value them.
On Thursday 13 November 2014 we celebrated the third year of the awards. We awarded 11 winners from the 35 nominees shortlisted for their exceptional work and leadership in improving services for people affected by cancer.
Photos of the awards ceremony, hosted by Former World Champion Swimmer and Record Holder Mark Foster, are on Facebook here.
Award categories and prizes
In total, eight individuals and three teams were presented with Excellence Awards. A winner was also announced for the Lifetime Achievement award – a new category this year.
Learn more about the winners and their inspiring work in the following categories:
Watch the thank you messages from colleagues and people affected by cancer to all the award winners.
Henry Garnett Awards
We also presented Henry Garnett Awards to four Macmillan professionals to recognise the contribution they make by promoting and supporting Macmillan beyond their core professional role.
This award honours Henry Garnett OBE who was Chief Executive of Macmillan Cancer Support (or The National Society for Cancer Relief as it then was) for more than 10 years up to 1986.
During his tenure Macmillan funded the first Macmillan nurses as innovative palliative care posts.
By the time of his retirement Macmillan had invested £2.5 million to expand the nursing teams throughout the UK and launched an education programme to train doctors, nurses and students in advanced pain control and cancer care.
Winners were presented with their certificates locally.
Find out who the 2014 winners of the Henry Garnett Award are.