Guardian Public Service Awards winners announced

Guardian Public Service Awards winners announced


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

The awards were hosted by Sally Phillips, with a welcome from MP Ben Gummer, 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 Sevenoaks District Council also took home the prize for overall winner having previously won the Finance award for its financial self-sufficiency project.

Meanwhile, Helen Backus of Buckinghamshire County Council was named Public Servant of the Year, an award voted for by Guardian readers.

Stacey-Rebekka Karlsson, head of government and public services at Guardian Jobs, said: “It was a fantastic achievement to bring the awards back after a three-year break.

“And thanks to our sponsors, we were able to make the awards not only free to enter, but also free for the shortlisted entrants to attend, a hugely important factor given the current economic climate. We had a record number of entries for all categories and votes for the Public Servant of the Year category, affirming that we are still firmly established at the heart of the public sector.”

The winners:

Pause Southwark

Best Beginnings

Sevenoaks District Council

Health and wellbeing
Derventio Housing Trust

The Hyde Group

Learning and development
Independent Lives

Transport for London

Oldham Council, Oldham CCG and Oldham Housing Investment Partnership

Poplar HARCA

Public Servant of the Year
Helen Backus, Buckinghamshire CC

Overall Winner
Sevenoaks District Council

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

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