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Chamberlain Awards 2014 – results

With the tenth annual ceremony complete, the Chamberlain Awards team is extremely proud to announce our full results rundown for the Chamberlain Awards 2014!

We had a fantastic ceremony, which is only fitting when celebrating the excellent work taking place at Birmingham City Council. With our record haul of 228 nominations this year, shortlisting and judging the entries was been harder than ever, but we think you’ll agree that all of our winners and finalists deserve to be celebrated.

The team would like to thank everybody who took the time to nominate for this year’s awards! And we’d like to congratulate all of our winners and finalists for their excellent work – you truly are Chamberlain Stars!

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2014 WINNERS AND FINALISTS

Communities category

COMMUNITIES

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Willmott Dixon - sponsor of the Collaboration category

WINNER

Community Library Support Team - Chamberlain Awards 2014 Communities finalistCommunity Library Support Unit
Volunteering, community involvement and income generation programmes for Birmingham’s 39 community libraries.
Place Directorate

Enterprise Catalyst Executive Delivery Team
Building an entrepreneural culture amongst disadvantaged communities in Birmingham.
Economy Directorate

 

Culture Commissioning Team
Researching and designing new ways of delivering locally-based arts activities.
Economy Directorate

Leadership category

LEADERSHIP

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KPMG - sponsor of the Leadership category

WINNER

Natalie Potter - Chamberlain Awards 2014 Leadership finalistNatalie Potter
Local Housing Manager
Place Directorate

Pauline Mugridge
Group Manager – Hospitals
People Directorate

 

Richard Cowell
City Centre Development Planning Manager
Economy Directorate

Collaboration categoryCOLLABORATION

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iMpower - sponsor of the Collaboration category

JOINT WINNERS

Hospital Discharge Team - Chamberlain Awards 2014 Collaboration finalistHospital Discharge Team
Service to advise on, and deal with delayed hospital discharges caused by housing issues.
Place Directorate


Constructing West Midlands and BCC Employment Access Team- Chamberlain Awards 2014 Collaboration finalistConstructing West Midlands and BCC Employment Access Team
Partnership project providing local people with access to employment and training opportunities.
Economy Directorate

District Arts Partnerships
Collaborative project to provide arts activities and events across the city.
Place Directorate

 

A45 Corridor Improvement Project Team
Partnership project to divert and uprade a major section of the strategic highway network
Economy Directorate

Inclusion

INCLUSION

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Places for People - sponsor of the Inclusion category

WINNER

Vunerable Tenants Gardens Scheme - finalists in the Chamberlain Awards 2014 Inclusion categoryVulnerable Tenant Gardens Scheme
A training programme for young people who in turn deliver free gardening clearance work to  vulnerable housing tenants.
Place Directorate

Children’s Services Professional Support Services Team
Development and delivery of a traineeship programme to provide young people with work experience, and BCC with the opportunity to recruit younger members of staff.
People Directorate

 

Martin Fleet
Learning Difficulties Coordinator
Place Directorate

Customer-focus

CUSTOMER FOCUS

sponsored by

Wates Group - sponsor of the Customer Focus category

WINNER

Arthur Tsang - Chamberlain Awards 2014 Customer Focus finalistArthur Tsang
Safer Communities Officer
Place Directorate

Lisa Hinks
Senior Social Worker
People Directorate

 

Mary Caffrey
Customer Service – Second Response Advisor
Place Directorate

HealthHEALTH

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Help EAP - sponsor of the Health category

JOINT WINNERS

NHS Health Checks Team - Chamberlain Awards 2014 Health finalistNHS Health Check Team
Implementation and delivery of the NHS Health Checks programme in all GP surgeries across the city.
People Directorate


Mark Southall - Chamberlain Awards 2014 Health finalistMark Southall
Business Support Manager
People Directorate

Health and Housing
Service working to provide suitable housing situations for children and adults with medical or mobility problems, or disabilities.
People Directorate

Teamwork

TEAMWORK

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Veolia - sponsor of the Teamwork category

WINNER

Beeches GOLDD - Chamberlain Awards 2014 Teamwork finalistBeeches GOLDD
Development and provision of support services for older people with learning disabilities and dementia.
People Directorate

Adult Social Care Contributions Team
Administration of financial assessments for residential care, facilitating income maximisation, managing direct payments and service user finances.
People Directorate

 

Wheelie Bin Implementation Team
Cross-directorate team formed to introduce wheelie bin refuse collections across Birmingham.
Place Directorate

Innovation - sponsored by Turner and Townsend

INNOVATION

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Turner and Townsend - sponsor of the Innovation category

WINNER

Universal Credit Project Team - Chamberlain Awards 2014 Innovation finalistUniversal Credit Project Team
Development of a web-based application to provide a single place for tenants to access tenant logbooks and advice.
Economy Directorate

Crisis Support Team
Providing immediate, short-term practical and emotional support to those affected by an emergency.
People Directorate

 

Sport and Healthy Lifestyles Team and partners
Partnership formed to develop and deliver the ParkLives initiative.
Place Directorate

WINNER

Erdington District and New Heights Project - Chamberlain Awards 2014 SU4B finalistThe Erdington District and The New Heights Partnership
Business Development Officer/District Support Officer and Community Project.
Place Directorate

Local Enterprise Partnership Growth Deal Project Team
Development and delivery of funding submission for the Local Growth Fund.
Economy Directorate

 

Selly Oak District Community Scaffolding Support Programme
Enables, informs and empowers community groups to provide previously BCC-managed services for themselves.
Place Directorate

Local Hero - sponsored by Amey

LOCAL HERO

sponsored by

Amey - sponsor of the Local Hero category

WINNER

Russell Davis - Chamberlain Awards 2014 Local Hero finalistRussell Davis
Caretaker – Campion and Saffron House
Place Directorate

Jonathan Antill
Safer Communities Team Leader
Place Directorate

 

Narinder Kaur
Service Manager
People Directorate

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SPECIAL AWARDS

Darren Share - Chamberlain Awards 2014 Unique Contribution to Birmingham winner

Darren Share – Head of Parks

Darren is someone who not only leads their team and achieves amazing results with very little financial input, but who also maintains a positive outlook which inspires others to play their part.

Darren really has made a unique contribution to the City of Birmingham, and deserves recognition for his outstanding talent, which has placed Birmingham on the international map, making the city the envy of Europe for its floral and open spaces excellence.

Be Inspired award - sponsored by Service Birmingham and CDI Group

BE INSPIRED

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Service Birmingham - sponsor of the Unique Contribution to Birmingham award

CDI Group - sponsor of the Be Inspired award

Schools Work Experience programme winner: Daniel Brennan
Daniel showed clear enthusiasm, excitement and interest in the work which shines out of his managers nomination. He supported the team and was very willing to do any work that was given to him. At a time when workloads are particularly high, it is great that he could made a small but valuable contribution, helping the team out and supporting service delivery.


Undergraduate Summer Placement programme winner: Arun Lally
During his time with the Accounts Payable team, Arun showed great enthusiasm and commitment to the work which importantly, actually made a real measurable difference to the council. He was a wonderful person to work with and worked tirelessly and made a real impact, with a threefold increase in supplier engagement – this is quite an achievement.


Public Sector Future Leaders Programme winners: Vincent Okore and James Bolton
Vincent and James looked at current use and trends in Communications/Social as part of the Public Sector Future Leader programme. From the initial induction, through the project brief session to the final report and presentation, they showed a real energy, understanding of what was required and delivered innovative solutions that the three organisations (BCC; West Midlands Police and West Midlands Fire Service) could take forward.

Long Service awards - sponsored by Acivico

LONG SERVICE

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Acivico - sponsor of the Long Service awards

Bob Love – 25 years with Birmingham City Council
Bob is a member of the organisation management and management information team, is celebrating 25 years at the council.  Starting in 1989 under the supernumerary scheme, which offered people with disabilities a nine-month work experience place, Bob has worked his way from an admin role in environmental services, though licensing, and now in HR, where he has been for 14 years.  Based in Woodcock Street he undertakes a diverse role, assisting managers with reports and liaising with payroll over the salary sacrifice scheme.

A member of the England bowling team, he won a bronze medal in the lawn bowls open triples para-sports B6/B7/B8  Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 – the pinnacle of his 30-year career in the sport.


Alex Mroczkowski – 45 years with Birmingham City Council
Alex started work as a clerical assistant in 1970 and has gradually taken on different roles within the education department as he has won promotion.

Twenty-five years ago, he moved into the special needs arena and is now a team manager for special educational needs assessment and review – working with pupils to get the support they need to progress with their education.  He helps to manage the legal process, gathers information from pupils, families, schools and other agencies, and decides what is in the best interest of each student. It’s a role he loves.

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