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Announcing the winners of the APPG and Soft FM Innovation Awards 2023!

Announcing the winners of the APPG and Soft FM Innovation Awards 2023!

Announcing the winners of the APPG Excellence in School Food Awards and the APSE Soft Facilities Management Innovation Awards 2023!

Speaking about the APPG Awards, Chair of the APPG and lead judge, Sharon Hodgson MP, said, "This year's nominations for the APPG Excellence in School Food Awards were a tough lot to judge. However, I was keen to read about the fantastic work being carried out across the country, especially given the difficult circumstances facing those involved in school food this year.

"I was really excited to meet the finalists at the APSE Facilities Management Seminar 2023 and would like to congratulate all submissions for their hard work in ensuring the delivery of school food continues to be at the highest and most innovative standards."

Speaking about the Innovation Awards, APSE Chief Executive, Mo Baines, said, "After what has been a challenging few years for the school food and building cleaning industry, it was fantastic to see such impressive submissions. However, this also made it exceptionally hard to select finalists. To the winners, your inventiveness in the face of such difficulties is simply outstanding. You are a credit to your local councils and the local communities you serve."

The winners were announced at the APSE Facilities Management Seminar on 26 January at Oulton Hall Hotel in Leeds. More information on the submissions for both the APPG and Innovation Awards can be found in our online Awards Brochure below. 

Click here to view our Awards Brochure

 

APSE Soft FM Innovation Awards

Building Cleaning 

  •  Dumfries and Galloway Council - Building Facilities Assistants Paper Flow Reduction
  •  Dumfries and Galloway Council - Introduction of cleaner and green chemicals and cleaning equipment
  •  Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
  •  South Lanarkshire Council

Winner:  Dumfries and Galloway Council - Introduction of cleaner and green chemicals and cleaning equipment

 

Catering 

  •  Blackpool Council
  •  Derbyshire County Council
  •  Monmouthshire County Council
  •  Torfaen County Borough Council
  • Wokingham Borough Council

Winner: Derbyshire County Council

 

APPG Excellence in School Food Awards

Individuals Category 

  • Katharine Tate, The Food Teacher™
  • Gillian Boundy, ANutr - Southwark Council
  • Dr Nick Capstick OBE  - School Food Review Group

Winner: Dr Nick Capstick OBE  - School Food Review Group


Schools Category 

  • St Anthony's Catholic Primary School 
  • Rye Oak Primary School 
  • Spa School Bermondsey 

Winner: Rye Oak Primary School 


Groups Category

  • The Rethink Food Academy - Rethink Food
  • Fish in Schools Hero Programme - The Food Teachers Centre
  • Healthy Zones - School Food Matters

Winner: Healthy Zones - School Food Matters

 

ENDS

  • Discover how your local authority catering and cleaning teams can benefit from APSE membership. Get in touch with Principal Advisor Victoria Hacking on vhacking@apse.org.uk
  • The Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) is a not-for-profit local government body working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services and operates one of the UK’s largest research programmes in local government policy and frontline service delivery matters.

 

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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