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Excellence Awards Winners Announced

The outstanding contribution County Council staff make to the lives of people across Northumberland have been recognised at this year’s Excellence Awards.


The prestigious awards ceremony was held in the beautiful Pavillion at the Alnwick Garden where guests included finalists, Council leaders and event sponsors - Compass Development NE Ltd, Northumbrian Water, NHS Fleet Solutions, Oracle and BT.


Peter Jackson, Leader of Northumberland County Council, said “Our judges had an incredibly tough task this year, choosing the winners from so many high-calibre nominations.


“The people we celebrated at the Awards are the ones who make a real difference to our communities – it fills me with a tremendous sense of pride to call them my colleagues.

“The seamless delivery of Great Northumberland this summer was a great example of our staff pulling together to make our county a better place.


“These awards gave us the opportunity to express our gratitude and celebrate the outstanding efforts of our staff.”



The award winners are:

Barndale Short Break Staff Team - Outstanding Team of the Year Award


Michelle Williams - Outstanding Employee of the Year Award


NFRS Wildfire Team - Outstanding Partnership Working Award


Armed Forces Support - Respect and Compassion Award


Shannon Johnson - Outstanding Apprentice of the Year Award


Jordan Liddell - Personal Development Award


Green Dog Walkers Scheme - Community Project of the Year Award


The Wizard Project - Innovation Award


Communications Team - Customer Service of the Year Award


Caroline Tulett- Excellence in Leadership Award


Elizabeth Spratt - Lifetime Achievement Award


Two surprise awards were also presented on the night - the Leader’s Choice Award went to the Fleet Workshop Team, and the Chief Executive’s Choice Award went to Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service’s Ben Chruszczewski, Paul Cameron and Tom Oliver.

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