12 February 2010

County residents are being invited to nominate staff from Northamptonshire County Council who they think have gone the extra mile to deliver an excellent service.

From teachers to firefighters, social workers to lollipop people, there are around 20,000 county council staff working hard for the people of Northamptonshire.

The county council’s Celebrating Success awards 2009/10 are set to take place in April. The awards are a corporate recognition scheme for the county council, paid for by external sponsorship and voted for by both council employees and anyone who lives and works in the county.

There are ten awards three of which are open to the public to nominate any council workers who have stood out from the crowd or exceeded expectations. These are:

  • The award for working with the community and voluntary sector
  • The award for excellent customer service
  • The teacher of the year award

Councillor Andre Gonzalez de Savage, cabinet member for customers and communities said: “This is the second year that we have organised these awards, last year there were some very worthy winners who deserved to be recognised in this way. As the county’s largest employer, the work carried out by our staff touches the lives of everyone in Northamptonshire and this is an opportunity to recognise those people who go the extra mile to make a real difference.”

To nominate, visit the county council’s website www.northamptonshire.gov.uk and complete the online form.

The closing date is 12 noon on 26th February, after which nominations will be shortlisted and judged by a panel made up of senior councillors, managers and an external representative.

All finalists and their nominees will be invited to the awards ceremony taking place in April. Anyone who would like more information should email celebratingsuccess@northamptonshire.gov.uk