Two outstanding people from Group SRS (Scottish Recruitment Solutions) have been shortlisted for a Care at Home & Housing Support Award from Scottish Care. Jill Summers and Gail Millar are finalists for the prestigious awards which recognises individuals and teams from around the country for delivering exceptional care.
As the Head of Compliance and Business Development for Scottish Recruitment Solutions Training, Gail Millar has been shortlisted for the Training, Learning and Staff Development Award for her work developing a team of fully skilled trainers to deliver quality training for all employees at SRS Care Solutions. Gail's team have also been integral in the opening of training suites in Glasgow, South Lanarkshire, the Borders and Aberdeen, making learning opportunities more accessible to employees in these areas.
Jill Summers, who is a Service Manager at SRS Care Solutions' Hawick office, is a finalist in the Management and Leadership category. In her time since joining Scottish Recruitment Solutions Care Solutions one year ago, Jill has grown her care team from eight carers delivering 150 hours of home care per week to 70 carers providing 2000 hours of care.
A relatively young company, Group Scottish Recruitment Solutions was established in 2015 by Mark Richardson and Peter Lumsden who have a combined wealth of experience and knowledge of both the care and recruitment sector. Since then, the company has grown rapidly and has diversified in that time into complimenting business areas including SRS Care Solutions and SRS Training which fall under the Group SRS umbrella.
Both new additions to Group SRS in the past year, Gail and Jill's awards recognition has come as no surprise to the team. Mark Richardson is Owner and Operational Director of SRS. Having worked closely with Gail and Jill, he is delighted to see their hard work pay off, and so quickly. He said:
"It is fantastic to see two members of our team at Group SRS recognised by Scottish Care for these prestigious awards, especially since we are a fairly new company in the care sector. Both Gail and Jill have delivered outstanding work since joining SRS. Since setting up our Hawick office, we have become the largest provider of care at home in the Borders and that is largely down to Jill.
"Gail's work in our SRS Training division has also been exceptional. Having only joined us in October 2018, Gail has worked with her team of trainers to develop interactive training sessions run in our new, more accessible training suites across Scotland which have made massive difference to our care employees. We wish them both luck for the awards next month."
Both finalists are equally proud to be shortlisted for a Care at Home and Housing Award. Jill said:
"I love working as a service manager for SRS Care Solutions in the Hawick office, which is my home town, and working in the care sector - particularly home care. To be recognised by the care industry for doing what I love is amazing and I'm very proud to be a finalist."
Gail, who has worked in the care sector for 24 years, added:
"I'm really honoured to be nominated and so pleased that people have thought this highly of me in such a short space of time, having only joined SRS Training last year. This nomination isn't just for me. It's for al the trainers and is testament to all they do."
The winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow on May 17, 2019.