Cardiff & Vale UNISON Health Branch

Staff Awards 2015

Pierhead Building Cardiff Bay

The venue for this years awards ceremony was changed from the Senedd to the Pierhead building situated in Cardiff Bay. With grade 1 listing, the Pierhead Building was built in 1897 for the Bute Dock Company at a cost of £30,000 which was paid for by the 3rd Marquess of Bute. It was designed by William Frame using terracotta bricks made in Wrexham. The Pierhead became the administrative office for the port of Cardiff in 1947 and now forms part of the National Assembly for Wales complex.

2015 Staff Award Winners




Approach Towards Partnership

Margaret Thomas presents Peter Hewin with his award recognising his approach to working in partnership form a staff-side perspective. (Photo courtesy of
Dawn Bowden, Unison Head of Health for Wales, presents Ian Thomas Ward Manager, with his award recognising his approach toward working in partnership from a management-side perspective. (Photo courtesy of

Above and Beyond

Jane Hutt AM presented Simone Joclyn, Senior Mental Health Nurse, with Andrew Traynor's award in the Above and Beyond category in his absence.
Andrew Traynor
Wayne Courtney's award was received by his ward manager, Anthony Jones, from Jane Hutt AM in the Above and Beyond category.
Wayne Courtney pictured with Mike Jones, Branch Secretary.


Sarah Taylor received her award in the Education category from Roger McKenzie OBE,Unison Assistant General Secretary. (Photo courtesy of

Outstanding Person

Debra Seward HCSW and Claire Whiting MCA received awards from Jane Hutt AM in the Outstanding Person category. (Photo courtesy of

The speakers

Stuart Egan, Branch Chair, spoke passionately about our NHS and the threats it faces from the Westminster government. (Photo courtesy of
Margaret Thomas, Regional Secretary,Unison Cymru/Wales. (Photo courtesy of
Dawn Bowden, Head of Health Unison Cymru/Wales. (Photo courtesy of
Jane Hutt AM addresses the audience. (Photo courtesy of
Joe Conaghan spoke about his experience as a patient at Llandough Hospital over the Christmas period in 2014.
Roger McKenzie OBE, Unison Assistant General Secretary, spoke positively of his experiences of the NHS in England
Mike Jones, Branch Secretary, closed this year's Staff Award Ceremony.
Mark Drakeford AM, Health Minister for Wales.(Photo courtesy of
Audience. (Photo courtesy of
Ladies in Unison. (Photo courtesy of
Audience. (Photo courtesy of