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Civil Service Awards 2016

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Have you considered nominating your team, someone else’s, an individual, even yourself for the 2016 Civil Service Awards? Nominations are open until 15 July – so there’s still time, and it’s not difficult.

There are 16 categories and, this year, by popular demand from civil servants themselves, there’s a new award, for Customer Service  reflecting the fact that around 70% of civil servants work in frontline, customer-service roles. So, give yourself a chance and nominate someone now

As well as due acknowledgement of excellent and valuable work, awards can be a spur to the award-winners themselves, not to mention other civil servants.

In 2014 we were really proud that two Civil Service Local regions produced winners of Civil Service Awards. Civil Service Local North West, and Richard Hill from the South West and Wales team.

As they would be the first to say, they’re not in it for the awards but for the rewards of the job.

Nevertheless, as Kathie Bates of CS Local North West said, a Civil Service Award was

a great honour and recognition for all the hard work our people have done over a number of years - delivering exceptional, relevant services to the citizens who need us most. Ordinary civil servants doing extraordinary things – definitely something to be celebrated.

Richard, who received his award for his work over many years to encourage civil servants to volunteer to support a whole range of charitable causes, said:

I was very surprised, humbled but honoured to win the award. My passion is helping people to volunteer to help others and to help themselves. I'm delighted to be working with CS Local South West and Wales.

We know there are more teams and individuals across the country, getting on with the work of serving the public and deserving of recognition. Everyone reading this probably knows it as well.

So take the plunge and nominate a team or an individual today and play your part in making sure your colleagues receive the recognition they deserve.

Kathie Bates, Janice Lea, Jayne Krol with Ollie Robbins
Kathie Bates, Janice Lea, Jayne Krol from CS Local NW at the awards ceremony with Ollie Robbins now head of the EU Unit in the Cabinet Office.

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