Middleton Hall Awards

Skills for Care Accolades Awards – Finalist 2017

Middleton Hall was announced as a finalist in the category of Best Employer of Between 51 and 249 staff in the 2017 Accolades Awards.

This award recognises employers that invest and are innovative in developing the skills and knowledge of their workforce to offer high quality, person centred social care.


Living Wage Champion Award – Shortlisted 2016

Having become a Living Wage Employer in November 2015, Middleton Hall was pleased to be shortlisted for a Living Wage Champion Award in 2016. These awards celebrate those organisations that make a real difference by supporting the Living Wage movement.


Silver Trophy National Green Apple Awards 2016 (Built Environment and Architectural Heritage category)

The Waterside at Middleton Hall, in conjunction with architects BSBA was awarded silver trophy by The Green Organisation – an independent group which recognises, rewards and promotes environmental best practice around the world.


BRICKS Award Winner 2015

Middleton Hall Developments Ltd was delighted to win the BRICKS award for The Development of the Year (11-50 units, North) for The Waterside.  The prestigious BRICKS awards, announced by the LABC, “reward exceptional sites and site management”.


Finalist – Best Care Community Category 2015

Middleton Hall Retirement Village was proud to be announced as one of three finalists in the ‘Best Care Community Award Category’, in the National Pinders Healthcare Design Awards 2015.

A cheque for £500 was awarded, which Middleton Hall donated to its chosen charity The Alzheimer’s Society. Jeremy Walford, managing director,  said ‘The Pinders Awards are one of the biggest events of the year for the care industry so we were delighted to make it to the final and also to be able to support the Alzheimer’s Society’.


Investors in People Gold Award 2014

Middleton Hall Retirement Village has once more been reaccredited as achieving the highest level of Investors in People (IIP) in 2014. This prestigious award puts Middleton Hall in the top 200 IIP accredited companies in the UK.


Clean British Energy Award

Pioneering campaigners for a greener planet, Friends of the Earth presented Middleton Hall Retirement Village with a CBE (Clean British Energy) Award in 2014. This coveted title is presented to a Company who has implemented initiatives that make a positive impact on the environment.

Matthew Snedker said: “This country needs homes that are affordable to heat and light. To find a company that truly values energy efficiency and the need to cut carbon pollution is an inspiration.”


Finalist – North East Business Awards – ‘Low Carbon, Corporate Responsibility & Environment’ Award

Middleton Hall Retirement Village was shortlisted for the ‘Low Carbon, Corporate Responsibility & Environment’ Award at the North East Business Awards 2014. Middleton Hall were one of three finalists at the annual event which aims to highlight the inspiring work of businesses both small and large throughout the past 12 months.


Best of Darlington – ‘Contribution to the Environment’ Award Winners

Middleton Hall Retirement Village was announced the overall winner in the Best of Darlington 2014 Award Category, Contribution to the Environment. Nominated by Councillor Doris Jones, Middleton Hall was one of three finalists in this category and nominated for its vision and company philosophy to respect the environment and reduce its carbon footprint.

Jeremy Walford commented “I am delighted to collect this Award as it recognises Middleton Hall’s visions and efforts to develop an environmentally responsible and sustainable organisation and community.”


Finalist – Best Independent Living Category

Middleton Hall Retirement Village was commended in the national Pinders Healthcare Design Awards 2013 for its Middleton Woods apartments. Middleton Hall Retirement Village was one of three finalists in the ‘Regeneration – Independent Living’ category and received praise for the ‘conversion and extension of a care home to create a village community offering apartments, family-living and nursing care, plus a spa, cafe, shop, bar and bowling green.”

The Pinders Healthcare Design Awards have been running for 14 years and aim to promote and recognise the best developments in all types of care-related property.

Jeremy Walford, managing director commented: “The Pinders awards are one of the biggest national events of the year for the care industry so we were delighted to make it to the final.”


Better Health At Work Gold Award

Middleton Hall Retirement Village was awarded Gold for the hard work and emphasis placed on better health for all members of staff.

‘Better Health at Work’ is a regional scheme which for employers shows that they care about the health of their workforce and for employees it is about they can easily access support and healthcare information.

In County Durham and Darlington, the scheme is delivered by the Health Improvement Service at County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust.

At Middleton Hall we have been working toward the Better Health Award for 3 years having received the bronze and silver awards. In 2012 we decided to ‘Go for Gold’ which we have just received.


Best Continuing Care Retirement Community in the UK

This most prestigious award was made at the Over 50s Housing Awards, run by Seniors Housing which is a world-wide organisation that comments and predicts trends in the retirement sector. Middleton Hall was judged as the Best Continuing Care Retirement Community in the UK. The judging panel said about Middleton Hall:

“The focus of the awards is to reward innovation and market prescience. It is very easy to sit on early success. It takes courage to risk an existing successful formula and innovate, change and refashion. The commitment to continuous improvement and innovation is rare. That the Middleton Hall community continues to evolve and grow is directly attributable to that enduring philosophy”


North East Care Employer of the Year

The award was presented at the annual Awards Gala in Newcastle, attended by over 300 people from the care sector.

The Great British Care Awards is supported by the Department of Health, The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, Social Care Institute for Excellence, Skills for Care, Ceretas and the English Community Care Association and celebrate excellence throughout social care, including statutory, independent and voluntary organisations.

In making the award, the judges commented “The very real desire to become the best retirement village impressed the judges. The culture of the organisation of working together at all levels is a real strength for Middleton Hall. They gave really positive examples of Innovation and Excellence”


Tees Valley Food Hygiene Award – 5 Stars

Environmental Health Award:
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.


Northumbria in Bloom 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016

The Northumbria in Bloom Gold Award has been presented to Middleton Hall for six consecutive years for “Best Kept Grounds of a Care, Residential or Convalescent Home”


The Journal Fastest 50 – October 2011

Awarded to Middleton Hall Ltd for being one of the Journals fastest growing business