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Beverley Williams MBE, Founder

Beverley worked in the social housing sector for 23 years and changed careers aged 40 when she became a foster carer and first came in touch with social workers. A mother of three, she qualified with a Diploma in Social Work in 2004. She works as an independent social worker and from 2006 until 2010 organised the Social Worker of the Year Awards in her spare time.


Beverley continues to work as an experienced qualified social worker and has practiced in various local authorities such as Essex, Peterborough, Hillingdon, Wiltshire and many more.


Beverley enjoys the diversity and challenges that she faces during her time spent at any local authority. She says she has no plans of giving up her full-time career, but is ecstatically happy that the Social Work Awards charity has taken her dream and made it a reality. The awards have definitely put social work on the map and have given social workers the lift that they needed to make them feel valued for the challenging tasks they take on every day.


Beverley was awarded with an MBE for setting up the awards in the 2014 New Year’s Honours List.