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APSE is pleased to announce the finalists of the Annual Service Awards 2017

These prestigious awards, designed to recognise excellence in local government frontline services across the UK, are open to all local authorities and their public sector partners. This year, the awards include 22 categories covering the vast majority of local services.

In order to be shortlisted, finalists had to demonstrate that they are actively implementing innovative ideas, supporting continuous improvement, and developing new strategies to deliver local services. For the Overall Council of the Year in Service Delivery Award, finalists were required to enter a minimum of four APSE Service Award categories, highlighting their commitment to innovation and adaptation in local services.

Paul O’Brien, APSE Chief Executive, said, "Local government is currently facing many challenges, and the road ahead remains uncertain. These awards highlight that local councils are still determined to offer their communities excellent local services through developing exciting, innovative projects and new ways of working. These finalists are a credit to their councils and their communities, and should be proud of their excellent achievements."

The winners of the Service Awards will be announced in Oxford at the APSE Annual Seminar on Thursday 7th September.

 


Overall Council of the Year in Service Delivery

Kindly sponsored by Yotta

  • Aberdeen City Council
  • Bolton Council
  • City and County of Swansea
  • Fife Council
  • Hull City Council/Kingstown Works Ltd
  • North Ayrshire Council
  • Nottingham City Council
  • Oxford City Council
  • Stockton on Tees Borough Council

 

Best Workforce Initiative

Kindly sponsored by UNISON

  • Active Tameside
  • City and County of Swansea
  • Manchester City Council
  • North Ayrshire Council
  • Nottinghamshire County Council
  • Salford City Council
  • Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

 

 

Best Housing, Regeneration or New Build Initiative

  • City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
  • Derry City and Strabane District Council
  • Fife Council
  • North Lanarkshire Council
  • Reading Borough Council
  • Stockton on Tees Borough Council
  • Tower Hamlets Council/Swan Housing and GLA
  • YES Energy Solutions / North Lincolnshire Council

 

 

Best Efficiency and Transformation Initiative

  • Bolton Council
  • Cambridgeshire County Council
  • Conwy County Borough Council
  • Fife Council
  • Kingstown Works Ltd
  • North Ayrshire Council
  • Selby District Council
  • Tower Hamlets Council
  • Waveney District Council

 

Best Health and Well-being Initiative (incl. Social Care)

Kindly sponsored by UNISON

  • Blaby District Council
  • Bournemouth Borough Council
  • Gateshead Council
  • Manchester City Council and Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Powys County Council
  • Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Stockton on Tees Borough Council
  • Stockport Homes

 

 

Best Public/Private Partnership Working Initiative

  • Aberdeen City Council
  • City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
  • Calderdale Council
  • Cordia (Services) LLP
  • Hull City Council
  • Stockton on Tees Borough Council
  • Veolia Watford
  • Wyre Council

 

 

Best Collaborative Working Initiative (with other public sector or third sector)

  • Aberdeen City Council
  • Argyll and Bute Council
  • Blaby District Council
  • Bolton Council
  • Cordia (Services) LLP
  • Derbyshire County Council
  • North Ayrshire Council
  • Peterborough City Council
  • South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner
  • Stroud District Council

 

 

Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship Initiative

  • Aberdeen City Council
  • Birmingham City Council
  • Cheshire East Council
  • Dumfries and Galloway Council
  • Guildford Borough Council
  • Kingstown Works Ltd
  • Oxford City Council
  • West Lindsey District Council

 

Best Community and Neighbourhood Initiative (incl. Community Safety)

Kindly sponsored by Secured by Design

  • City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
  • Cheshire East Council
  • Harrogate Borough Council
  • North Ayrshire Council
  • Stafford Borough Council
  • Swale Borough Council
  • Waltham Forest Council
  • West Sussex County Council

 

 

Best Innovation or Demand Management Initiative

  • Aberdeen City Council
  • Blaby District Council
  • Bolton Council
  • Cambridgeshire County Council
  • Dundee City Council / Tayside Contracts
  • Luton Borough Council
  • Powys County Council
  • Rochdale Borough Council

 

 

Best Renewable Energy or Energy Efficiency Initiative

  • Fife Council
  • Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
  • North Ayrshire Council
  • Nottingham City Council
  • Stockton on Tees Borough Council
  • Swindon Borough Council and Public Power Solutions
  • YES Energy Solutions and Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council

 

 

Best Service Team of the Year: Construction and Building Service

  • Bournemouth Borough Council
  • City and County of Swansea
  • East Midlands Building Consultancy
  • Kingstown Works Ltd
  • North Ayrshire Council
  • West Lothian Council

 

 

Best Service Team of the Year: Catering Service

  • Birmingham City Council
  • GS Plus
  • Gateshead Council
  • Manchester City Council
  • North Ayrshire Council
  • Stockton on Tees Borough Council

 

 

Best Service Team of the Year: Facilities Management and Building Cleaning Service

  • Aberdeen City Council
  • Durham County Council
  • Rochdale Borough Council
  • Stockport Homes
  • Telford and Wrekin Council

 

Best Service Team of the Year: Highways, Winter Maintenance and Street Lighting Service

Kindly sponsored by WJ Group

  • Blackburn with Darwen Council
  • Bournemouth Borough Council
  • City and County of Swansea
  • Kingstown Works Ltd
  • North Ayrshire Council

 

Best Service Team of the Year: Transport and Fleet Maintenance Service

Kindly sponsored by Brigade Electronics

  • Fife Council
  • GS Plus
  • North Ayrshire Council
  • Oxford City Council
  • Stockton on Tees Borough Council

 

Best Service Team of the Year: Waste Management and Recycling Service

Kindly sponsored by Enevo

  • Brighton and Hove City Council
  • City and County of Swansea
  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council
  • Guildford Borough Council
  • North Ayrshire Council
  • Stirling Council
  • Wakefield Council
  • Warwickshire County Council
  • Wyre Council

 

 

Best Service Team of the Year: Street Cleansing and Streetscene Service (Public Realm)

  • Dorset Waste Partnership
  • Gedling Borough Council
  • Guildford Borough Council
  • North Ayrshire Council
  • North Lincolnshire Council
  • Oxford City Council
  • South Tyneside Homes

 

Best Service Team of the Year: Parks, Grounds and Horticultural Service

Kindly sponsored by Amazone Ltd

  • Aberdeen City Council
  • Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council
  • Burnley Borough Council
  • Nottingham City Council
  • Oxford City Council
  • Tower Hamlets Council
  • West Lothian Council

 

 

Best Service Team of the Year: Cemetery and Crematorium Service

  • Bournemouth Borough Council
  • Gedling Borough Council
  • Kettering Borough Council
  • London Borough of Bexley
  • North East Lincolnshire Council
  • Nottingham City Council
  • Stockton on Tees Borough Council

 

Best Service Team of the Year: Sports, Leisure and Cultural Service

Kindly sponsored by i2o Ltd

  • Aberdeen City Council
  • Doncaster Metropolitan District Council (Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust)
  • North Norfolk District Council
  • Oxford City Council
  • Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
  • Stockton on Tees Borough Council

 

Best Service Team of the Year: Environmental Health, Trading Standards and Regulatory Service

Kindly sponsored by StarTraq

  • East Lothian Council
  • Kettering Borough Council
  • Peterborough City Council and Cambridgeshire County Council - Trading Standards making a difference locally, regionally, and nationally
  • Peterborough City Council - Keeping the UK ‘Rabies-free’: a multi-sector approach
  • Sevenoaks District Council
  • Shared Regulatory Services (Bridgend, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan)

 

Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit local government body working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.

           

 

          

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