Due to the General Election, we regret to announce that the APPG Excellence in School Food Awards 2019/20 are no longer able to take place.
Therefore, in its place, APSE is delighted to present the inaugural APSE Soft Facilities Management Innovation Awards, celebrating outstanding local councils that use innovative ideas and solutions to tackle the current challenges facing their frontline soft facilities management services.
The awards provide participating authorities with an opportunity to showcase their expertise, alongside the results that they have achieved.
There will be three awards to apply for:
The ideal submission will contain a description of the problem or challenge faced, and the innovative approach taken to remedy it. This could be, for example, a new way of delivering the service, new training techniques, use of new materials or equipment, and new methods of responding to or engaging with children, parents and your broader customer base. The submission should also include the outcomes that have been achieved.
Finalists of the Innovation Awards will receive substantial publicity, both nationally and locally, with the winners announced at an awards ceremony held as part of the annual APSE Facilities, Catering and Cleaning Management Seminar 2020 on 30-31 January 2020 at the Nottingham Belfry. Programme and booking information for the seminar will be released in the upcoming weeks.
The seminar itself will offer candidates the opportunity to network with other public sector frontline service staff in the industry, whilst also enhancing their skills and knowledge through a series of highly relevant discussions and presentations. The awards contribute to this ethos of development and achievement by offering the opportunity to celebrate innovation in local council frontline services.
Member and non-member authorities are welcome to submit an application. The deadline for returned applications is Friday 6 December 2019.