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APSE Annual Service Awards 2020

APSE is pleased to announce our Annual Service Awards 2020!

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.

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The Categories for the 2020 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 & Entrepreneurship initiative
  •          Best Community & Neighbourhood initiative (including Community Safety)
  •          Best Innovation or Demand Management initiative
  •          Best Climate Action initiative

Frontline Services Teams of the Year

  •          Housing, 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

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 service 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 completing the form below.

Please tell us by 13 March 2020.

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 10 April 2020 to serviceawards@apse.org.uk Confirmation will be sent out by email after all submission have been processed no later than 29 May 2020.

Step Four

Put the kettle on and relax. 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 29 July 2020.

Step Five

Our shortlisted finalists will be invited to the Service Awards Charity Dinner. This provides a spectacular end to the APSE Annual Seminar, which will take place in Birmingham in September 2020.

 

Any questions? 

Please view our FAQ page and if that doesn't answer your question feel free to contact our APSE Service Awards team on 01698 459 051 or email serviceawards@apse.org.uk

Good luck!

 

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 Climate Action initiative

 

Best Service Team of the Year

 Housing, 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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