Best Employers in Care

Best Care Employers Award

Best Care Employers

We are delighted to announce that Gardiner’s has been awarded

2018 5 Star Best Care Employers award.

The Best Care Employers awards are based on feedback from thousands of Care Workers.  A nationwide, confidential Care Worker Engagement Survey was used by the team behind the Best Employers in Care Awards.

Managing Director, John-Joe Cottam  commented:

“We are all absolutely delighted to receive this Best Employers in Care award.  It means so much to be recognised as one of the best care providers to work for in the UK because the award is based upon the views of our team.  Their feedback provides the motivation we needed to make sure that we continue to focus on the areas that matter most.”

“Many of our team said how they felt so valued as part of an organisation they are proud to work for whilst making such a big difference to lives of our clients.  Frequent comments were also made about the management team, how they are supportive, approachable, efficient and professional; that they listen and always look for ways to improve whilst maintaining a friendly, family feel.  Not forgetting to mention flexible hours, fantastic training and great rates of pay.”

“Importantly, the survey also asked what changes would make Gardiner’s a better place to work.  Many wanted more opportunities to get together as a team and so we will be looking to do just that with more regular events.”


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Best Care Employers

What do you like best about working for the Gardiner’s?

“Flexible hrs, family feel of the company and support given.”
“The flexibility regarding my hours.  I feel Gardiner’s are a very professional company to work for.
“There is always, day or night, someone to answer any concerns immediately.”
“They are an excellent company to work for in all my nursing career I have never experience such professionalism and support.”
“Good training, we feel appreciated, great team and good pay rates.”
“Well organised, professional friendly and conscientious.”
“A very professional company, pays well and working conditions are good.”
“The flexibility of working hours and support of the office team.”
“Making a big difference to peoples’ lives.”
“The training provided, flexibility in working hours, my manager listens to me, the difference I am making to my service users.”
“I love working with service users, if I can make a difference to their day it makes all worthwhile. I enjoy the flexibility”
“I enjoy helping my clients to be cared for at home and I like the flexibility of my working hours.”
“The good organisation and prompt support network.”
“It’s perfect for my life style.”
“Great company to work for, feel supported and valued, good training opportunities. flexible hours.”
“Flexible hours, lovely clients and making a difference to their daily life.”
“The best company that I have worked for.”
“The company is well structured and communication is prompt which results in prompt actions.”
“Professional caring attitude in all areas.”
“Feeling valued as part of an organisation that I am proud to work for.”
“The organisation actually cares so much about the people we look after and that makes me proud to work for them.”
“Constantly looking for ways to improve.”
“Good Ethics and Excellent Training.”
“Well organised, professional, warm and kind colleagues, good support systems.”
“Good reputation with clients and with colleagues who enjoy working here.”
“Helpful friendly colleagues
“Office staff are very helpful and i enjoy the work.”
“Approachable management, the minimum of one hour per duty makes a huge difference to both myself and my clients enabling me to give the best care and support I can.”
“Family business, well supported.”
“The flexibility of the hours and the way that I and the service users are taken care of.”
“Flexible hours and continuity of care with clients.”
“The varied client base, the good working practice of the company.”
“I feel that I am part of a continual developing and learning role.  Gardiner’s support me in my progress and in my ability to support the people I work with.  I feel comfortable asking any questions and I always feel empowered and appreciated by those I work with – in the office and through the network of carers I work with.”
“I have worked for the company 13 years and I have always felt that I can speak to my colleagues and managers.  I absolutely love my job and I am proud to work for such a great company.”
“I like how approachable the office staff are.  I also like how the company is run and the quality of care that is given.”

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My grandparents Dorothy & Ivan (Gus) Gardiner established Gardiner’s in 1968. Dorothy & Gus were very inclusive and ran Gardiner’s as a family business – my mother, uncle & aunt have all been involved with managing the business. Read More