A long standing employee of Barchester Healthcare has been rewarded with a brand new car for her participation in the company’s 2017 employee engagement survey.

Betty Verran, a carer at Kenwyn Care Home in Truro, was presented with the keys to a Fiat 500 from chief executive Pete Calveley and Adrian Pancott, chief operating officer.

Betty, from Truro, has been an employee of Barchester for the past 24 years, working evenings at Kenwyn since its official opening in 1993. Aged 70, Betty now works part time in the home alongside her daughter-in-law.

Barchester’s employee engagement survey took place in November, and was sent out to over 15,000 employees across all levels of the company to gather insight into what is important to their staff and to measure and improve engagement.

Everyone who completed the Barchester survey and supplied their name was entered into the draw with a chance to win the car. Alongside the grand prize, 50 additional employees were also awarded a £200 gift card each.

Betty said: “I was very surprised to see that I had won the car I didn’t believe it at first. It’s a real joy working for a company like Barchester, I’ve made fantastic friends with the staff and with the residents within the home. I hope to continue working at Kenwyn as long as I can.”

Mr Calveley said: “I’d like to congratulate the 50 winners of the gift cards, and an even bigger congratulations to Betty Verran. Betty has worked at Barchester for over 24 years and I am so pleased to be able to award the car to Betty after her many years of service.”