Avnish Goyal receives CBE at Buckingham Palace

Care England chair and Hallmark Care Homes founder Avnish Goyal has received his CBE in a ceremony held at Buckingham Palace.

He received the honour for his services to social care and philanthropy – specifically his work with Care England, The Care Workers Charity, and volunteer-led initiative Championing Social Care. Avnish was presented with his CBE by Princess Anne.

Avnish helped found The Care Workers Charity 13 years ago to provide financial care and professional support to care workers. In 2021, the Hallmark Care Homes Foundation, which he chairs, gave a three-year grant of £78,000 to support the charity’s mental health support service. He also helped set up, and is chair of, Championing Social Care, which seeks to highlight the work of the social care workforce through a series of annual events.

In 2018, Avnish established the Care Sector Fundraising Ball. The sell-out event has raised £750,000 for care charities. In 2020, Avnish and his wife Anita were appointed as Alzheimer’s Society Ambassadors, supporting the charity’s life-changing work to support people affected by dementia.

Avnish Goyal said: “I’m deeply humbled to be recognised by Her Majesty the Queen in her special Platinum jubilee year for my work in social care and philanthropy as we celebrate our own silver jubilee for Hallmark Care Homes. I joined the sector because I wanted to make a difference and I knew I had something to offer. Over that time, I’ve worked hard, with my brothers, to establish a care company we can be proud of by delivering high quality care to residents in beautifully designed award-winning care homes and driving quality and care standards in the sector. I have enjoyed working with Care England and numerous charities which support and promote our caring and committed workforce. I’m delighted that my work has been recognised at the highest level. I know that this honour will act as a further catalyst to take my work in social care and philanthropy to the next level.”

The Care Workers Charity CEO Karolina Gerlich commented: “I’d like to say a huge congratulations to Avnish for his well-deserved award. We thoroughly appreciate all the support Avnish and Hallmark Care Homes’ Foundation have provided in raising awareness and grant giving to the Care Workers Charity. It’s important to Avnish that he leads by example and gives back to the sector that he works in and we really respect this about him.”

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