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APSE Annual Service Awards 2017

APSE Annual Service Awards 2017
Register your interest for the APSE Annual Service Awards 2017!

Since our awards were launched over 16 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.   

If you wish to put forward a submission to the APSE Service Awards 2017, you can register your interest using the Expression of Interest form below. Once you have registered, we will send your Service Awards Information Pack to you by email.

You have until the 17 March to register but, given the high level of interest in the awards, the sooner your register the better!

The deadline to send in your completed submission is the 13 April 2017. And remember - unlike other awards, there is no fee to enter the APSE Service Awards!

Please ensure that the details on your registration of interest matches the name of the person who will be putting in the submission.


The Service Award categories

 Best Initiatives are...

  • Best Workforce initiative
  • Best Housing, Regeneration or New Build initiative
  • Best Efficiency & Transformation initiative
  • Best Health & Well-being initiative (inc. Social Care)
  • 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 Partnership Working are…

  • Best  Public / Private Partnership Working initiative
  • Best  Collaborative Working initiative (with other public sector or third sector)

Best Service Team of the Year in...

  • 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


The APSE Overall Council of the Year award will be selected from authorities who have entered submissions in 4 or more of the 21 categories and is decided by our panel of expert judges.


Find out more about the awards and view last year's submissions here.

Please do not hesitate to contact the APSE office on 01698 459051 if you require any further information regarding the awards.


The Service Awards 2017 is now closed to new submissions. 

Entries sent in by the deadline will now be reviewed by an independent panel of judges. Please check back in the near future to see if your submission has been shortlisted. 

Good luck to everybody who entered!

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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