STEPS Rehabilitation Directors, Jules Leahy and Toria Chan are delighted to have won an award at the prestigious Barclays Yorkshire Women in Business Awards 2018, in the category of ‘Most Supportive Business Promoting Diversity and Citizenship’.

For the past 7 years, the sisters have worked tirelessly to build STEPS - an architecturally ground-breaking medical and care facility in Sheffield, which recently celebrated it’s one-year anniversary.

STEPS Rehabilitation provides residential and day rehabilitation for those suffering from neurological conditions, stroke, spinal cord injuries, acquired brain injuries and orthopaedic injuries.

Its facilities include 23 en-suite bedrooms, rehabilitation gym, hydrotherapy pool, therapy kitchens, hairdressing salon, games room, music room and café, together with an outdoor covered rehabilitation area.

Speaking of their success at the awards ceremony, Jules said, “It is such a privilege working with our clients and their families and we are so pleased to be able to offer something which is not only different but also making such a positive impact on our clients’ lives. We couldn't have got to this point of realising our vision without the passion, belief and support from all our investors, directors and our amazing STEPS rehab team of course."

Toria added, “We have created a facility that we hope will help to inspire and motivate clients, and we’ve always known that the key to that success was to recruit a team that shared the STEPS values and philosophies. Many of the STEPS team have personal experiences that allow them to truly empathise with our clients, including a few who have themselves suffered a brain injury. Enabling these team members to work in an inclusive environment allows them in turn to be an inspiration to our clients as well as the rest of the team, demonstrating what can be possible"

The winners were announced at an awards ceremony at Bowcliffe Hall on 21stJune 2018. Special guest and keynote speaker, Hannah Cockroft MBE, the T34 Gold medal winning Paralympian and ten times World Champion, shared her inspiring story at the event.