“Last year I was fortunate to be awarded ‘Young Dentist of the Year 2016’ and attended the ceremony at the NEC in Birmingham with ten of my colleagues.  It was a breath taking moment and I felt so much gratitude to those who had nominated me for the award and the patients and staff that had supported me over the years, allowing me to develop my skills in such a quality environment as Queensway.

“This year, as a winner of a previous category I was invited to submit an entry for this year’s competition and I had no hesitation in nominating our wonderful nurse, Michelle Woolridge for the Nurse of the Year award. Michelle has always gone above and beyond what is expected – a consummate professional and has more qualifications than I have had hot dinners!

“I was so delighted that not only did she make the final of the competition but she was singled out from the 20 finalists by the judges as ‘highly commended’. Sadly she did not win the overall national competition, but in our eyes we couldn’t ask for anything more from her. Well done Michelle, all that hard work is appreciated by your colleagues and patients.

“Meanwhile Queensway Laboratory and the clinic itself were both short listed as finalists for the ‘Dental Practice of the Year’ and ‘Laboratory of the Year’ Awards, and the clinic was also highly commended by the judges.

“From all the partners, we want to say a massive thanks to all our amazing staff for their contribution to the team who work so hard to deliver world class dental care for our patients time and time again.

“And next year? Who knows, maybe we will be rewarded again for our continued hard work… (fingers crossed).”