A group specialising in providing dementia and domiciliary care have won a regional business award.

The Lancaster and Morecambe branch of Westmorland Homecare were celebrated at the Love Lancaster Business Awards on Thursday night.

The team were announced as the winners of Professional Services Award for their dedication to providing care for people in their local community.

Daniel Stainer, registered manager for the branch, said: "Winning the Professional Services Award is not just an achievement; it's a testament to the unwavering commitment to delivering unparalleled quality and innovation to our amazing clients.

"It’s fantastic for a care provider to be truly recognised as a professional service!"

The Westmorland Gazette: The team from Westmorland Homecare with their award on Thursday nightThe team from Westmorland Homecare with their award on Thursday night (Image: Westmorland Homecare)

Over 1,500 organisations were nominated for the awards, with the finalists being treated to a lavish ceremony at Ashton Hall.

"Empowering excellence, our team has yet again risen to the occasion, turning dedication into distinction," Mr Stainer added.

The homecare service is largely based in the South Lakes region, with hubs set up in Kendal, Windermere, Ambleside, Grasmere, Grange-over-Sands, Cartmel and Milnthorpe.

The Westmorland Gazette: This award will now be proudly displayed at the group's Lancaster and Morecambe officeThis award will now be proudly displayed at the group's Lancaster and Morecambe office (Image: Westmorland Homecare)

A spokesperson from Love Lancaster BID said: "We wanted to say a massive well done to all our winners and finalists, and a big thank you to everybody who attended and worked on the awards for making it a fabulous evening!"

The full list of winners were:

Customer service team of the year: Dalton Square Pharmacy.

Café/coffee shop of the year: Brew.

Employee of the year: Harley from The White Cross Pub.

Hair and beauty salon of the year: House of Serenity Lancaster.

Manager of the year: Aimee Rostern-Fraser.

Multiple retailer of the year: Waterstones Lancaster Cornmarket.

Professional services of the year: Westmorland Homecare - Lancaster & Morecambe.

Lancaster Superhero of the year: Louise Williams.

Independent retailer of the year: Gregory Williams Butchers.

Pub/bar of the year: Runner Duck Wine Room.

Restaurant of the year: Now or Never by Journey Social Espresso Bar.

Takeaway of the year: Aquila Wood Fired Neapolitan Pizza.

Visitor attraction of the year: Lancaster Music Festival.

Young person of the year: Ciara from The Performance Studios.

Ambassador of the year: Tim Tomlinson.