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Catering and cleaning teams sparkle and shine in Nottingham

APSE is delighted to present the winners of the APSE Soft Facilities Management Innovation Awards 2022 as well as the winners of the APPG Excellence in School Food Awards 2022; celebrating outstanding councils, organisations, teams and individuals that use innovative ideas and solutions to tackle the current challenges facing their frontline catering and building cleaning services.

Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on School Food, Sharon Hodgson MP, had this to say about the inaugural APPG Awards, "Each of our finalists are a shining example of the extraordinary steps being taken to ensure the food security of our children and young people. This APSE Seminar was a special celebration of the public services that keep our great country moving and, on behalf of everyone involved with the APPG on School Food, I want to say a huge thank you."

Speaking about the Innovation Awards, APSE Chief Executive, Paul O'Brien said, "Once again these awards have been extremely competitive, with organisations taking part from across the UK. APSE works continually to encourage public service excellence and we are delighted that all our finalists are so highly committed to delivering the best possible services for the benefit of their communities. You are a credit to your localities."

The winners were announced at the awards presentation evening, held at the Nottingham Belfry on Thursday 3 March 2022. The awards evening was part of the 2-day APSE Facilities, Catering and Cleaning Management Seminar. 


APPG Excellence In School Food Award

Individual Category

Laura Chepner - The Vegan Society

Dugald Curtis - SchoolGrid

Jeanette Orrey MBE - School Food Plan Alliance

Winner: Jeanette Orrey MBE - School Food Plan Alliance

Groups Category

Breakfast Boxes - School Food Matters

Cooking at Home with City Catering - City Catering Southampton

School Plates - ProVeg UK

Winner: Breakfast Boxes - School Food Matters

Schools Category

Stokes Wood Primary School

Thomas Deacon Education Trust Catering Team

Winner: Stokes Wood Primary School


APSE Soft Facilities Management Award


Lancashire County Council

Renfrewshire Council

East Ayrshire Council

Blackpool Council

Flintshire Council

Winner: Blackpool Council



Building Cleaning

Dumfries & Galloway Council

East Ayrshire Council

East Renfrewshire Council

Stirling Council

Renfrewshire Council

Winner: East Ayrshire Council


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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