From apprentice to assistant manager – Daniel scoops top award for caring

A former Shrewsbury bar man who swapped the pub for a care home has scooped a pair of top awards after working his way from being an apprentice to an assistant manager in just three years.

Daniel Evans, who works at Coverage Care’s Coton Hill House in Shrewsbury, was named Achiever of the Year in the inaugural SBC Training annual awards.

Daniel Evans and resident, Barbara Walker.

The 29-year-old has also won a Medal of Excellence from the City and Guilds examination board that he will receive in Manchester later this month.

Daniel joined Coverage Care through an apprenticeship scheme with Shrewsbury based SBC Training in April 2012 after deciding he wanted a more rewarding career.

After working as a care assistant at Barclay Gardens in Donnington, Telford, and Briarfields in Shrewsbury, Daniel was appointed as assistant manager at Coton Hill House in May last year.

He has completed NVQs in Health and Social Care at Level 2 and 3 and will receive the Medal of Excellence for his achievements in the latter qualification.

Daniel, who lives in Coleham, was also named runner up in the Great British Care Awards Carer of the Year category in 2013.

He said: “It was really unexpected to win the Achiever of the Year award from SBC. The organisation has been very supportive and I am very grateful for all their help. Starting the apprenticeship was a great way to develop a new career.

“I love my work and would like to continue in the care sector, with the aim of running a home one day.”

Coverage Care Chief Executive David Coull said: “We are very proud of Daniel and all of his achievements. He has worked very hard to get where he is and deserves the recognition.

“Our workforce is our biggest asset and we are happy to invest in apprentices like Daniel who bring so much to Coverage Care’s homes and our residents.”

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