NMT Manager of the Year 2016

We have some very exciting news to share with you and we couldn’t be more proud of our very talented staff. This year (2016) we looked through the spec for the categories for the NMT Awards and we nominated Paddy Mahoney (After School Practitioner) as Personality of the Year and Lorraine Kirkwood (Manager) as Manager of the Year. We submitted the applications with support from parents and staff, with statements and testimonials and both were shortlisted to the final 5, where they were invited to do an interview with a panel. At this point both were very excited and could not wait till the award night.

On the Friday 2nd September, at the Glasgow Hilton Hotel, both Paddy and Lorraine were shown on the big stage for their respective category and we are proud to announce that Lorraine was successful in becoming Manager of the Year. This was an amazing achievement for both as they were up against established nursery chains and independents from all over Scotland.

Winners of the Scottish NMT Nursery Awards 2016 were presented with their trophies by Edward Reid at the high profile Gala Night and was attended by 400 guests. The Scottish NMT Nursery Awards are an annual event, organised by Nursery Management Today, the leading business publication in the nursery sector and sponsored by key companies providing services in the sector. The Awards are designed to discover and reward the very best people in the Scottish Nursery Sector. There were 11 categories to enter overall and there were four or five finalists in each category with two independent judges.

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