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Above and Beyond finalists revealed

The latest shortlist in the NR Times Awards has been unveiled, ahead of the awards ceremony next week



The finalists in the Above and Beyond category of the NR Times Awards have been revealed. 

The ten-strong shortlist was drawn up from a raft of entries, with the finalists standing out for their clear commitment to exceeding expectations and routinely going that extra mile. 

The finalists are:

Calvert Reconnections

Circle Case Management



Eagles Wings Consultancy


Pink Concussions

Emily Shaw, CHD Rehab

Carol Adcock, Spinal Injuries Association

Dr Keith Jenkins, St Andrew’s Healthcare

The NR Times Awards, held for the first time this year and sponsored by Elysium Healthcare, have received scores of entries across 12 categories, all of which highlight and celebrate the dedication and innovation seen by individuals, teams and organisations working across the field of neuro-rehab.

The Above and Beyond Award is sponsored by BIS Services, an award-winning specialist cognitive rehabilitation provider, committed to maximising function in clients who live with brain injury or neurological illness. 

Natalie Mackenzie, director of BIS Services, says: “As providers of cognitive rehabilitation and brain injury support services, we at BIS Services are committed to ensuring that the individuals who work with our clients and their families are of the highest calibre. 

“Our core values include trust and integrity throughout the organisation, and we strive to ensure that this is reflected in the work of our talented rehabilitation assistants. 

“They, along with all of the individuals working tirelessly and often selflessly to improve the lives of others, is something that must be celebrated and acknowledged.

“We are extremely proud to sponsor the Above and Beyond category, knowing all too well that individuals exceed their job descriptions on a daily basis, without expectation, and with little applause. 

“Their ongoing commitment to working with individuals requiring assistance across various life domains is far too often an expectation, but it is something that must be championed and acknowledged across professions and amongst peers.” 

Following the shortlisting process, judging is now underway. 

Each category will be judged by its individual sponsor, plus a panel of independent judges – although any with a conflict of interest in a category will be exempt: 

  • John Davis, renowned neurotrauma specialist and consultant principal lawyer at Slater and Gordon
  • Vicki Gilman, chair of BABICM and founder of Social Return
  • Luke Griggs, chief executive of Headway
  • Chloe Hayward, chief executive of UKABIF

The winners will be revealed in our online NR Times Awards ceremony next week, on October 26. 

In addition to the eleven categories which are judged by our panel, the Rehab Leader of the Year Award is decided by public vote, with scores of votes already being cast for our finalists. 

Make your vote count here