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Chamberlain Awards 2014 – our finalists

It’s always fantastic to reveal the winners and finalists for the Chamberlain Awards, and hear some truly inspiring stories of excellent and extraordinary work carried out by Birmingham City Council staff. Shortlisting and finalising have been very tough, but we’re very proud to reveal the 2014 Chamberlain Awards finalists!

The team received a record number of 228 nominations this year – our tenth anniversary. As always, the nominations were packed full of inspiring stories of excellent work from our BCC colleagues.

The team would like to thank everybody who took the time to nominate their Chamberlain stars for this year’s awards!

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Communities category


sponsored by

Willmott Dixon - sponsor of the Collaboration category

Community 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


sponsored by

KPMG - sponsor of the Leadership category

Natalie Potter
Local Housing Manager
Place Directorate

Pauline Mugridge
Group Manager – Hospitals
People Directorate

Richard Cowell
City Centre Development Planning Manager
Economy Directorate

Collaboration categoryCOLLABORATION

sponsored by

iMpower - sponsor of the Collaboration category

Hospital Discharge Team
Service to advise on, and deal with delayed hospital discharges caused by housing issues.
Place Directorate

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

Constructing West Midlands and BCC Employment Access Team
Partnership project providing local people with access to employment and training opportunities on small and large-scale building projects
Economy Directorate

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



sponsored by

Places for People - sponsor of the Inclusion category

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

Vulnerable Tenant Gardens Scheme
Delivering a training programme for disadvantaged young people who in turn deliver free gardening clearance work to elderly and disabled vulnerable housing tenants.
Place Directorate



sponsored by

Wates Group - sponsor of the Customer Focus category

Arthur Tsang
Safer Communities Officer
Place Directorate

Lisa Hinks
Senior Social Worker
People Directorate

Mary Caffrey
Customer Service – Second Response Advisor
Place Directorate


sponsored by

Help EAP - sponsor of the Health category

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

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

Mark Southall
Business Support Manager
People Directorate



sponsored by

Veolia - sponsor of the Teamwork category

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

Beeches GOLDD
Development and provision of support services for older people with learning disabilities and dementia.
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


sponsored by

Turner and Townsend - sponsor of the Innovation category

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

Universal Credit Project Team
Development of a web-based application to provide a single place for tenants to access tenant logbooks, advice and employment information.
Economy Directorate

The 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


sponsored by

Amey - sponsor of the Local Hero category

Jonathan Antill
Safer Communities Team Leader
Place Directorate

Narinder Kaur
Service Manager
People Directorate

Russell Davis
Caretaker – Campion and Saffron House
Place Directorate

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