The REF 2014 Submission team who won the Outstanding Project of the Year award.

Professional Services staff recognised at annual awards ceremony

The Professional Services Recognition Awards entered its fourth year, with a ceremony in Holland Hall on Friday 11 July.

Hosted by Simon Wright and Anna Russell, 190 guests gathered to find out who had won in each of the seven awards categories. Both the Vice-Chancellor and the Acting Chief Operating Officer also conveyed their thanks and good wishes to all PS staff for their hard work over the past year.

Speaking at the end of the evening Geoff Pringle said: “I was delighted to see the variety of projects that PS staff undertake across the University that contribute towards making this such a fantastic place to work and study. All the winners thoroughly deserved their award and I congratulate them, but I am also immensely proud of the whole PS team who all play their part in the overall success of the institution.”

The full cost of the event was covered by the generosity of five external sponsors, who are Picturehouse Apartments, Tribal, MidlandHR, Broadstock, Bidvest 3663

The winners are:

CLES Purchasing Team - Outstanding Team Improvement of the Year

Jem Squires (CEMPS) - Outstanding Customer Service

Campus Services Business Support Team - Outstanding Contribution to the Community/Environment

Doctoral Training Portfolio - Outstanding Partnership Working

REF 2014 Submission Team - Outstanding Project of the Year

Tony Reeve (Business School) - David Allen Hero/Heroine of the Year – decided for the first time this year by a public vote. 

UEMS Project - Chief Operating Officer’s Award

More information and pictures are available on the Professional Services Recognition Awards website

560 nominations were received from staff and students across six categories - a 276% increase on the 149 nominations received in 2013.  In six of the categories the nominations were passed to sifting panels who recommended a winner and runners up, with the exception of the David Allen Hero/Heroine of the Year where an online poll decided the winner.

Images taken by the guest on the night can be view via Flickr.

Date: 15 July 2014

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