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Annual Service Awards 2020

We are delighted to announce the winners of the APSE Service Awards 2020! Well done to all our finalists and winners.

Announcing the winners APSE Chief Executive Paul O’Brien said  “After a year of such turmoil for our communities every finalist and every winner thoroughly deserves to be recognised for the fantastic work they do at the frontline of local public services. I commend you all’

Adding to the comments APSE National Chair Cllr Mark Pengelly said  “The health pandemic has demonstrated that local council frontline services are the fourth emergency service, supporting people of all ages with services from parks to school meals, from collecting bins to caring for older people. Today is their day. Congratulations to you all”.

Click here to watch a recording of the APSE Service Awards 2020 on YouTube

View our Award Brochure here

 

Click here to watch ‘Council Matters’ a Poem by Tony Walsh for local government 

Renowned Poet Tony Walsh was commissioned by APSE to create a very special poem in thanks to all the unsung heroes in Local Government who have worked on the frontline, and behind the scenes, as officers and as councillors, to support our communities throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic. Written and performed by Longfella, Tony Walsh (c) Longfella Ltd 2020 All rights reserved www.longfella.co.uk

 

The finalists and categories are: -  

Overall Council of the Year

  • Aberdeen City Council
  • Cambridge City Council
  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council
  • Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
  • Nottingham City Council
  • Swansea Council

Winner: East Riding of Yorkshire Council

       

    Best Workforce Initiative

    • Dumfries and Galloway Council
    • Hartlepool Borough Council
    • Luton Council
    • South Ayrshire Council
    • Swansea Council
    • Torfaen County Borough Council

    Winner: Hartlepool Borough Council

         

      Best Housing, Regeneration or New Build Initiative

      • East Suffolk Council
      • Fife Council
      • North Kesteven District Council
      • North Lanarkshire Council
      • Stockport Homes Group
      • Swansea Council
      • Wokingham Borough Council

      Winner: Wokingham Borough Council

           

        Best Efficiency and Transformation Initiative

        • Derry City and Strabane District Council
        • East Riding of Yorkshire Council
        • Education Authority (NI)
        • Glasgow City Council
        • London Borough of Hounslow
        • London Network for Pest Solutions Ltd (Newham Council)
        • West Lindsey District Council

        Winner: London Network for Pest Solutions Ltd (Newham Council)

           

        Best Health and Wellbeing Initiative (inc. Social Care)

        • Aberdeen City Council
        • City of Wolverhampton Council
        • Dorset Council
        • East Suffolk Council
        • Kettering Borough Council
        • Lancaster City Council
        • Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
        • Three Rivers District Council

        Winner: City of Wolverhampton Council

           

        Best Public/Private Partnership Working Initiative

        • Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
        • Kent County Council
        • Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
        • North Norfolk District Council
        • Scarborough Borough Council
        • Wakefield Council

        Winner: Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

           
           

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

        • Association of Directors of Public Health London
        • Belfast City Council
        • Derry City and Strabane District Council
        • Education Authority (NI)
        • Flintshire County Council
        • Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
        • Oxford Direct Services (ODS)
        • Stroud District Council

        Winner: Education Authority (NI)

           

        Best Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship Initiative

        • Durham County Council
        • Essex County Council
        • London Network for Pest Solutions Ltd (Newham Council)
        • North Lanarkshire Council
        • North Yorkshire County Council
        • Nottingham City Council
        • Shropshire Council

        Winner: North Yorkshire County Council

         
           

        Best Community and Neighbourhood Initiative (inc. Community Safety)

        • BCP Council
        • Cambridge City Council
        • East Ayrshire Council
        • East Riding of Yorkshire Council
        • Liverpool Streetscene Services Ltd
        • London Borough of Redbridge
        • Thurrock Council
        • Wakefield Council

        Winner: Thurrock Council

         

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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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