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APSE Service Awards 2014: The Winners & Finalists

The Association for Public Service Excellence has announced the winners of its service awards 2014. Presented by Maria Filippov of Dancing on Ice fame the service award winners received their awards at a charity dinner, in aid of Parkinsons UK, held at the Capital FM National Ice Arena Nottingham.

APSE chief executive Paul O’Brien said “I am enormously proud of the contribution made by local government frontline services to our local communities. All the finalists and winners are deserving of their recognition as being amongst the best in local public service delivery”.

The APSE awards are specific to frontline services provided by local authorities and are UK wide. The awards are agreed by a panel of  expert judges.   

The winners and finalists in each category are as follows:-

Best Employment & Equality Initiative

Kindly sponsored by UNISON

•       Department of Regional Development     

•       Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council

•       North Lanarkshire Council

•       Nottingham City Council

•       Royal Borough of Greenwich   

•       Southampton City Council       

•       Trafford Council

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 Winner: Nottingham City Council

 

Best Housing & Regeneration Initiative

Kindly sponsored by DWF

•       City of Edinburgh Council

•       Corby Borough Council  

•       London Borough of Havering

•       North Ayrshire Council 

•       Stockton-On-Tees Borough Council

•       Swale Borough Council

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Winner: Stockton-On-Tees Borough Council

 

Best Efficiency Initiative

Kindly sponsored by ASC Renewables

•       Aylesbury Vale District Council

•       Dundee City Council

•       East Ayrshire Council

•       Fife Council

•       Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council

•       Nottingham City Homes  

•       Oxford City Council

•       Swindon Commercial Services Ltd

•       Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

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Winner: Fife Council

 

Best Health & Well-Being Initiative

Kindly sponsored by UNISON

•       Aberdeenshire Council

•       Carmarthenshire County Council 

•       City of Edinburgh Council

•       East Riding of Yorkshire Council       

•       London Borough of Havering

•       London Borough of Tower Hamlets

•       Portsmouth City Council

•       Royal Borough of Greenwich

•       Stockton-On-Tees Borough Council   

•       Warrington Borough Council

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Winner: Royal Borough of Greenwich

 

Best Public / Private Partnership Working Initiative

Kindly sponsored by AMEY

•       Calderdale Metropolitan District Council

•       Corby Borough Council

•       Durham County Council

•       London Borough of Havering

•       Northamptonshire County Council

•       South Lanarkshire Council

•       Telford & Wrekin Council

•       Torfaen County Borough Council

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Winner: London Borough of Havering

 

Best Public / Public Partnership Working Initiative
Kindly sponsored by IQSS

•       Cardiff Council

•       Cherwell District Council and South Northamptonshire Council    

•       Corby Borough Council

•       Denbighshire County Council

•       East Renfrewshire, East Dunbartonshire & Angus Councils (Partnership)

•       Glasgow City Council   

•       Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service

•       North Ayrshire Council 

•       Renfrewshire Council   

•       Warwickshire County Council

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Winner: East Renfrewshire, East Dunbartonshire & Angus Councils (Partnership)

 

Best Public / Voluntary Partnership Working Initiative
Kindly sponsored by Vision Techniques

•       Cheshire East Council

•       Derry City Council     

•       Durham County Council

•       North Lanarkshire Council

•       Stockport Homes

•       Stockton-On-Tees Borough Council

•       Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

•       Walsall Council

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Winner: Derry City Council

 

 Best Community & Neighbourhood Initiative

Kindly sponsored by Helping Hand Company

•       Aberdeen City Council  

•       City of Edinburgh Council      

•       Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council    

•       Falkirk Council

•       Fife Council   

•       Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing

•       London Borough of Havering

•       Mid & West Wales Fire & Rescue Service

•       South Lanarkshire Council      

•       Stockton-On-Tees Borough Council

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Winner: Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

 

Best Information Technology & Communication Initiative

Kindly sponsored by Toltec

•       Cherwell District Council      

•       City of Edinburgh Council

•       Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council

•       London Borough of Tower Hamlets

•       North Lanarkshire Council      

•       Peterborough City Council

•       Southampton City Council

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Winner: Cherwell District Council

 

Best Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Initiative

Kindly sponsored by Walker Morris Solicitors

•       Durham County Council  

•       Flintshire County Council      

•       Northamptonshire County Council

•       Nottingham City Council

•       Peterborough City Council      

•       Stafford Borough Council       

•       Wakefield Council

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Winner: Peterborough City Council

 

Best Service Team Construction & Building   

Kindly sponsored by LED Planet

•       Carmarthenshire County Council 

•       Fife Council   

•       Lisburn City Council   

•       Oxford City Council    

•       Peterborough City Council      

•       South Lanarkshire Council      

•       Stockport Homes

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Winner: Stockport Homes

 

 Best Service Team Catering  

Kindly sponsored by CRB Solutions

•       Carmarthenshire County Council 

•       Cordia Services LLP

•       Gateshead Council

•       North Ayrshire Council

•       Plymouth City Council  

•       Stoke-on-Trent City Council

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Winner: Gateshead Council

 

Best Service Team Building/ Facilities Cleaning

Kindly sponsored by Numatic International

•       Caerphilly County Borough Council      

•       East Ayrshire Council  

•       Gateshead Council      

•       Liverpool City Council 

•       Stockton-On-Tees Borough Council

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 Winner: East Ayrshire Council

 

Best Service Team Highways, Winter Maintenance & Street Lighting
Kindly sponsored by Symology Ltd

•       Caerphilly County Borough Council      

•       Denbighshire County Council    

•       Durham County Council  

•       North Ayrshire Council

•       Portsmouth City Council

•       Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

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Winner: Portsmouth City Council

 

Best Service Team Transport & Fleet

Kindly sponsored by Wilsons Auctions

•       Durham County Council  

•       East Renfrewshire Council

•       East Riding of Yorkshire Council

•       Larne Borough Council  

•       North Ayrshire Council 

•       Nottingham City Council

•       Oxford City Council    

•       Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

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 Winner: Oxford City Council

 

Best Service Team Waste Management & Recycling

Kindly sponsored by Big Belly Bins

•       Belfast City Council   

•       Bolton Council 

•       City & County of Swansea

•       East Riding of Yorkshire Council

•       Inverclyde Council     

•       Monmouthshire County Council   

•       Southampton City Council

•       Stockton-On-Tees Borough Council

•       Warwickshire County Council

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 Winner: Monmouthshire County Council

 

 Best Service Team Street Cleansing & Streetscene

Kindly sponsored by Big Belly Bins

•       Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council    

•       East Renfrewshire Council      

•       North Ayrshire Council 

•       Nottingham City Council

•       Oxford City Council    

•       Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

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 Winner: North Ayrshire Council

 

Best Service Team Parks, Grounds & Horticulture
Kindly sponsored by Amazone

•       Aberdeen City Council  

•       Douglas Borough Council

•       London Borough of Havering    

•       Nottingham City Council

•       Oxford City Council    

•       Stockton-On-Tees Borough Council   

•       Waltham Forest Council

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Winner: Nottingham City Council

 

Best Service Team Sports, Leisure & Culture
Kindly sponsored by Arran Outdoor Education Centre

•       Derry City Council     

•       Midlothian Council     

•       Nottingham City Council

•       Oxford City Council    

•       Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council 

•       Sheffield City Council 

•       Stockton-On-Tees Borough Council   

•       Telford & Wrekin Council

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Winner: Oxford City Council

 

Overall Council of the Year in Service Delivery

•       Carmarthenshire County Council

•       City of Edinburgh Council

•       Fife Council

•       London Borough of Havering    

•       North Ayrshire Council 

•       Nottingham City Council

•       Oxford City Council 

•       Peterborough City Council

•       South Lanarkshire Council

•       Stockton on Tees Borough Council

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Winner: Fife Council

Ends

Notes to editor

•  The Service Awards attracted over 375 submissions from councils across the UK

•  The award finalists and winners were selected by an expert panel of judges

•  APSE is a not for profit local government body supporting the delivery of excellence in frontline local government public services

•  APSE works with over 250 councils throughout the UK

•  The award finalists and winners submissions and case studies will be used to drive and inform service improvement in councils throughout the UK

•  Award photographs for press use are available on request to APSE please email Alistair Holcroft on aholcroft@apse.org.uk

•  For press or interview enquiries please email Mo Baines on mbaines@apse.org.uk

 

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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