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APSE is pleased to announce our Annual Service Awards 2022!

The date to register your interest has now passed.

These prestigious awards are for all local authorities and their public-sector partners across the United Kingdom recognising your frontline services teams as well as your special initiatives.

The Categories for the 2022 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 and Entrepreneurship initiative
  • Best Community & Neighbourhood initiative (including Community Safety)
  • Best Innovation or Demand Management initiative
  • Best Climate Action or Decarbonisation 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 and 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 different categories

Download Guide (pdf)


How to Enter

Unlike many local government awards the APSE 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. The date to register your interest has now passed.



Notifications due in by Thursday 31 March 2022  The date to register your interest has now passed.

Submissions due in by Thursday 14 April 2022

Confirmation of entry sent out no later than 31 May 2022

We aim to let successful applicants know if they have been shortlisted as finalists by 29 July 2022.

The Awards Charity Dinner will take place on Thursday 15 September, as part of the APSE Annual Seminar, 14-15 September 2022, Swansea, Venue TBC. 


Any questions?

Please use the FAQs attached or view our FAQ page online. If that doesn’t answer your question feel free to contact our APSE Service Awards team on 01698 459 051 or email the team at serviceawards@apse.org.uk


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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