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Building the road to success

APSE is delighted to announce the winners of the Highways, Street Lighting and Winter Maintenance Awards 2017. This year, the awards celebrated two different groups of local council staff, with the Apprentice Awards, which celebrate those who are just starting out in their careers, and the new Innovation Awards that highlight the inspiring work being done by teams of expert council staff.

The submissions for this year's awards were of an extremely high standard, showcasing the skill and passion for highways, street lighting and winter maintenance services in local authorities across the UK. The awards were very close, and all councils should be proud that they successfully managed to reach the finals.

APSE Chief Executive Paul O’Brien said, ‘I believe that it is important to celebrate the hard work that goes on in all aspects of local government frontline services – from the work completed by apprentices just embarking on their careers, to the more experienced teams that use innovation to improve their local area. All of our finalists have proven themselves to be excellent at their work and champions of local council frontline services. Well done.’

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists!


Winner and finalists of the APSE Highways and Street Lighting Apprentice of the Year Awards

Kindly sponsored by WJ Group   

  • Lee Glover, Cheshire East Council
  • Elizabeth Hemborough, Dorset County Council
  • Louisa Phillips, Gateshead Counci
  • Fran Creaser, Kirklees Council
  • Cameron Newsham, Lancashire County Council
  • Leonie Denley, Newcastle City Council
  • Derek Thomson, North Ayrshire Council
  • Aaron Jack, West Lothian Council

Winner: Cameron Newsham, Lancashire County Council



Winners and finalists of the APSE Innovation Awards

Highways maintenance services

Kindly sponsored by 

  • Ayrshire Roads Alliance
  • Cheshire East Highways
  • Dorset Highways
  • Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
  • North Ayrshire Council
  • South Goucestershire Council

Winner: South Gloucestershire Council


Street lighting services

Kindly sponsored by 

  • Bolton Council
  • Kingstown Works Ltd.
  • Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Northumberland County Council

Winner: Kingstown Works Ltd.


Winter maintenance and winter resilience services

Kindly sponsored by 

  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council
  • Harrow Council
  • Northumberland County Council
  • Peterborough Highway Services
  • Tayside Contracts/Dundee City Council

Winner: Tayside Contracts/Dundee City Council


Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.






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