A BISHOPTON woman was honoured as one of Scotland’s top carers a decade ago.

Sharon Orr was selected from more than 200 entries as a finalist for the Children and Families Employee of the Year title at the 2009 Scottish Care at Home Awards.

The ceremony celebrated the brightest stars in the caring industry.

Sharon, who was a homecare supervisor at Ailsa Care Services, in Renfrew, was delighted to learn she had been confirmed as a finalist.

She said at the time: “I can’t believe that I have been nominated for this. I’m really looking forward to the awards ceremony and, even if I don’t win, just being nominated has made me feel really special.

“It’s a wonderful feeling to have received this recognition as a finalist. It has really blown me away.”

Sharon added: “I have been in the industry for six years now and I really do love it. It is so satisfying and I’ve met a lot of nice people along the way.

“Starting at Ailsa Care Services was really the turning point which made me realise that this is definitely the career for me.”

Linda Smith, service manager at Ailsa Care Services, who nominated Sharon for her outstanding work, added: “I am delighted that she has been shortlisted for a care award.

“Sharon is perfectly suited to this profession and always gives 100 per cent. She is very passionate about working with children and families and her enthusiasm has been truly infectious among the rest of our staff.”

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