The evening of 9th November saw the 2012 Chamberlain Awards held at Birmingham’s ICC. The ceremony, which was this year hosted by Lucy Porter, is an annual event is organised by Birmingham City Council as a way of recognising the efforts of their employees that go the extra mile. Named after Joseph Chamberlain, one of the city’s most respected civic leaders, the Chamberlain awards are now in their eighth year. In order to recognise the wide range of roles fulfilled by council employees, the awards are split into 10 diverse categories, in addition to 3 special awards.
This year’s award ceremony was a moving event and there were plenty of tears shed. Fortunately, thanks to Lucy Porter, some of them were tears of joy. The Surrey born comedian did a fantastic job of hosting the event; earning rave reviews from attendees and organisers alike.
Whilst the comedian, who was booked for the event through Prime Performers, obviously helped the night go smoothly; it would seem that the nominees and winners had as much of an impression on her as she did on them.
So, a big well done from Prime Performers to Lucy Porter for another successful event! And of course, an even bigger well done to the individuals and teams who were honoured in the Chamberlain Awards 2012:
|Working with communities||Hayley WilsonCaretaker/cleaner and part-time play worker – Sheldon Community Centre Local Services|
|Dynamic Leadership||Clive SkidmoreHead of Service Integration – Investment and Regeneration Adults and Communities|
|Personal achievement||Sian Padfield Social worker Children, Young People and Families|
|Excellent service delivery||Birmingham Museums Project TeamDevelopment and Culture The Shard Design and Delivery TeamLocal Services|
|Partnerships for Birmingham||Birmingham Safeguarding Adults Board: Communications Adults and Communities and Corporate Resources|
|Imaginative teamwork||SHB TeamSexually Harmful Behaviour (SHB) Team – Youth Offending Service Children, Young People and Families|
|Equalities and community cohesion||Share FriendsSpecialist care servicesAdults and Communities|
|Efficiency||Yavuz BoranStrategic commissioner – Learning DisabilitiesAdults and Communities|
|Best of BEST||School Admissions and Pupil Placement TeamChildren, Young People and Families|
|People’s choice for service to the community||Tony PurcellCemetery operative Local Services|
|Unique contribution to Birmingham||Joan DuroseHead of Events Local Services|
|Special recognition of personal achievement||Sukvinder KalsiAssistant Director for the Housing Service Local Services|
|Special presentation for innovation||The Birmingham Drug and Alcohol Action Team Resources|