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Annual Service Awards 2019

Annual Service Awards 2019

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Since our awards were launched over 18 years ago, local authorities from across the UK have demonstrated their ability to innovate within service delivery, demonstrate new concepts, showcase best practice, and continuously improve local services to our communities.   

These awards, designed to recognise excellence in local government frontline services, are eagerly anticipated by councils across the UK. They specifically highlight local councils that have embraced change, innovation and best practice in order to continually offer outstanding services, despite budget cuts.

The winners of the Service Awards 2019 will be announced at the APSE Annual Seminar in Newcastle. 

 

The Categories for the 2019 APSE Service Awards are: -

Special initiatives

  •          Best Workforce initiative
  •          Best Housing, Regeneration or New Build initiative
  •          Best Efficiency & Transformation initiative
  •          Best Health & Well-being initiative (including Social Care)
  •          Best  Public / Private Partnership Working initiative
  •          Best  Collaborative Working initiative (with other public sector or third sector)
  •          Best Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship initiative
  •          Best Community & Neighbourhood initiative (including Community Safety)
  •          Best Innovation or Demand Management initiative
  •          Best Renewable Energy or Energy Efficiency initiative

Frontline Services Teams of the Year

  •          Construction & Building service
  •          Catering service
  •          Facilities Management & Building Cleaning service
  •          Highways, Winter Maintenance & Street Lighting service
  •          Transport & Fleet Maintenance service
  •          Waste Management & Recycling service
  •          Street Cleansing & Streetscene service (Public Realm)
  •          Parks, Grounds & Horticultural service
  •          Cemetery & Crematorium service
  •          Sports, Leisure & Cultural service
  •          Environmental Health, Trading Standards and Regulatory service

And the big one……..

The APSE Overall Council of the Year

This spectacular award is selected from local authorities who have entered submissions in 4 or more categories.

 

How to enter

Unlike many local government awards the APSE Awards are UK wide so they are open to APSE member and non-member councils from across the UK. It is also FREE to enter.

Step One

Decide which categories you would like to enter into. Remember you can even send in more than one submission in a category but… please do not send in the same submission across different categories because we will have to reject them other than the first one we receive.

Step Two

Tell us! Please register your interest. You can do that by filling in the form below. 

Please tell us by 15 March 2019.

Step Three

Once you are registered we will send you the awards template. You can then start work on your submission. Use our hints and tips to enhance your chances of success. Once you are done send your completed submissions to us by 12 April 2019 to Laura on Lmcnab@apse.org.uk. Confirmation will be sent out by email after all submissions have been processed no later than 31 May 2019.

Step Four

Put the kettle on and relax. Maybe do some yoga? The hard bit is done. It is now over to our judging panel of local government experts. We aim to let successful applicants know if they have been shortlisted as finalists by the 30 July 2019.

Step Five

If you are successful our award finalists will be invited to the Service Awards Charity Dinner, which provides a spectacular end to the APSE Annual Seminar which will take place in Newcastle in September 2019.

 

Any questions?

Please use our Q& A sheet. If that doesn’t answer your question please contact our APSE Service Awards team on 01698 459 051 or email Laura or Lmcnab@apse.org.uk

 

APSE Annual Service Awards 2019

 

Expression of Interest

Your Details
Awards Category Selection (select as many as applicable)
Best Initiatives

Best Workforce initiative

Best Housing, Regeneration or New Build initiative

Best Efficiency & Transformation initiative

Best Health & Well-being initiative (inc. Social Care)

Best Public/Private Partnership Working initiative

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

Best Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship initiative

Best Community & Neighbourhood initiative (inc. Community Safety)

Best Innovation or Demand Management initiative

Best Renewable Energy or Energy Efficiency initiative

 

Best Service Team of the Year

Construction & Building service

Catering service

Facilities Management & Building Cleaning service

Highways, Winter Maintenance & Street Lighting service

Transport & Fleet Maintenance service

Waste Management & Recycling service

Street Cleansing & Streetscene service (Public Realm)

Parks, Grounds & Horticultural service

Cemetery & Crematorium service

Sports, Leisure & Cultural service

Environmental Health, Trading Standards & Regulatory service

 

Multiple submissions in a category
If you are entering more than one submission in a category, please provide the name of the category/ies and the number of entries in the message box below:

 

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Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association 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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