28/10/2005

Deadline set for UK Public Servant nominations

The public has just four weeks to nominate the public service workers and teams they think worthy of being crowned the Outstanding Public Servant of the Year 2006 or the Outstanding Public Service Team of the Year 2006.

Past winners include firefighters, nurses, doctors, council chief executives, teachers, cleaners, prison officers and social workers.

Finalists of each of the 13 categories will be notified in March 2006 and shall be invited to attend a glittering awards ceremony, hosted by ITV News readers Sir Trevor McDonald and Felicity Barr, at the prestigious London Grosvenor House Hotel in May 2006. The entry deadline is Friday 25 November 2005.

Each winner announced that evening automatically becomes a finalist for either of the coveted Outstanding Public Servant of the Year 2006 or the Outstanding Public Services Team of the Year titles. Both overall winners will be selected by a 'People's Panel' of representative members of the public.

Ken Hunter, winner of the Outstanding Public Servant of the Year Award 2005, said:

"The Public Servants of the Year Awards are great recognition of the amazing work achieved by public service workers. I certainly encourage the public to nominate the public sector workers they know are worthy of this special recognition."

Now in their sixth year, the Public Servants of the Year Awards – celebrating Pride in Public Services - are run by Public Finance magazine, with the backing of CIPFA, the Cabinet Office, the Office of Government Commerce and new partner MORI.

More details about the awards can be found at: www.publicservants.org.uk

(MB/SP)

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