Guardian Public Service Awards winners announced

Guardian Public Service Awards winners announced


The Guardian hosted its Public Service Awards at a London ceremony on 28th November, attended by over 300 leading figures from the world of public service.

The awards were hosted by Sally Phillips for a second year, and celebrated the best of public service delivery at a time when stakeholders across the sector need to use innovative practices to do more with less.

Ten individual category awards were presented, and Hertfordshire Council also took home the prize for overall winner having previously won the Care award for its family safeguarding service.

Meanwhile, Stephen Smith of Research in Action was named Public Servant of the Year, an award voted for by Guardian readers.

Stacey-Rebekka Karlsson, head of partnerships at Guardian News & Media, said: “The Guardian Public Service Awards were, as always, inspirational. I'm so proud to work on this project as they serve as an amazing reminder of the extraordinary work our public servants do, and celebrated those who work tirelessly to ensure public services are the best they can be. Our sponsors enable us to keep the awards free to enter, and attend for nominees, which is brilliant for public sector organisations facing further scrutiny and austerity measures. Everyone is having to do more with less, and we at the Guardian believe that celebrating success should not come with a price tag. Thank you to everyone who sponsored, supported, and entered the awards. You're all winners!"

The winners:

Care: Hertfordshire County Council: family safeguarding service

Digital and technology: Airedale NHS Foundation Trust: Airedale stammering therapy project

Finance: Warwickshire County Council: franchising of recycling centre reuse shops

Health and wellbeing: Highgate primary school: North London: pastoral care team

Housing: Hope into Action: UK-wide charity that helps churches fight homelessness

Learning and development: Swansea Council : Team around the family in schools (TIS) programme

Recruitment and HR: Greater Manchester Police: positive action recruitment team

Leadership excellence: Paul Allen, team manager, Manchester city council

Public Servant of the Year: Stephen Smith

Overall Winner: Hertfordshire County Council

Full details of all the winners can be read on The Guardian website



Wednesday, 29 November 2017

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