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Luton Excellence Awards 2023


Luton Excellence Awards

Every day committed individuals and dedicated teams working for Luton Council go the extra mile to support our residents and to achieve our vision for Luton. Over the last year that commitment has continued to grow to exceptional levels.

We have so many examples of employees working collaboratively, ambitiously, respectfully, whilst empowering and supporting each other, and reflecting our core value that Luton is a council that CARES. This year, our award categories will reflect outstanding achievements in each of these five areas, along with a number of other team and individual awards. Our theme for this year’s award is ‘We take our hats off to you’.

The Luton Excellence Awards has established itself as a highly successful initiative, engaging not only the employees of Luton Council but also our extensive network of business partners. The event in 2022 was a remarkable success and we are hoping that the 2023 awards will be greater than ever, with the inclusion once again of our Long Service Awards.

Luton Excellence Awards provides an ideal opportunity for businesses to increase awareness of their organisation to decision-makers and opinion formers, including MPs, councillors, senior local government officers, partners and stakeholders throughout the region. The sponsorship packages below include a range of pre- and post-event publicity, along with branding and networking opportunities at the event itself.

We are pleased to confirm the opportunity to sponsor the awards is now available. For further information please see our sponsorship pack or please contact Victoria Fortune, Sponsorship and Advertising Assistant at Luton Council, who will be happy to discuss your involvement. Please note awards will be offered on a first come first served basis.

Victoria Fortune, Sponsorship and Advertising Assistant at Luton Council
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01582 547626

Luton Excellence Awards 2022

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Access to Education Team part 1
Access to Education Team part 2
The Commercial Regulatory Team
The Direct Payment Finance Team
ARG team
Procurement Team

Collaborative ‘Highly Commended’ certificates will also be awarded to:

  • Accountancy Team
  • Parking Services Team
  • Finance Team Section 75 Budgets for Health and Schools
  • Talk, Listen, Health Inequalities Team
  • Customer Services Covid Grants Team

First and second image: the Afghan Response, from the Access to Education Team (top) and Adult Learning Service, with ARUP sponsor’s representative Johnny Ojeil.
Third image: the Commercial Regulatory Team
Fourth image: the Direct Payment Finance Team, with Neil McKinlay from award sponsors MHR Global (left)
Fifth image: the ARG Covid Business Grants Project, Economic Growth Team, Business Rates and Finance Team
Sixth image: the Procurement Team and the Adult Social Care Operational teams (including Hospital Discharge social work team) pictured together with sponsors Civica’s Pete Card (left)

Well done to everyone

The Registrars Team
The Schools Admissions Team
Public Health
The Pest Control Team
Reduction Project Team

Ambitious ‘Highly Commended’ certificates will also be awarded to:

  • Foxhall Homes Solway Road Project Team
  • Covid Intelligence Response Team
  • Planning Service Team
  • Adult Learning Team - Blended Learning
  • Bus Service Improvement Programme
  • Adoption Team

First image: the Registrars Team, with Scott Lester from award sponsors The Project Centre
Second image: the Schools Admissions Team
Third image: Public Health - Commissioning of Children’s Services Team, with award sponsors Arriva’s Linsey Sweet (left)
Fourth image: the Pest Control Team
Fifth image: the Salix Energy Reduction Project Team (left) and the Town Centre Master Plan Team receive their awards from Councillor Sian Golding (centre), standing in for award sponsors Angle Scaffolding.

Well done to everyone

Rough Sleeping Team
Shared Care Service
Anti-Social Behaviour and Drugs Team
Public Health Team 2
Drugs and Alcohol Team

First image: the Rough Sleeping Team are presented with their trophy by Councillor Sian Godling, representing award sponsors ASM Auto Recycling.
Second image: London Road Resource Centre and Shared Care Service
Third image: the Anti Social Behaviour Team with Tom Osbourne (left) from award sponsors Capita.
Fourth image: Public Health – Covid Acute Response Team
Fifth image: two winning teams from Public Health, the Drugs and Alcohol Team and the Physical Activity Team, pictured with Tom Henderson from awards sponsors BDB Pitmans.

Well done to everyone

Support to Live Well Service
Ann Munroe
Julie Durn
Caroline Dawes
Tony Ireland
Veronica Prestedge

Empowering ‘Highly Commended’ certificates will also be awarded to:

  • Karen Howell (Operational Manager, Early Intervention and Prevention)
  • Andrew Loosley (Environmental Protection Air Quality Officer)
  • Suzanne McErlane (Education Welfare Officer)
  • John McGrath (Pest Control Officer)
  • Tracey Bottoms (Rehabilitation Officer (ROVI) and Habilitation Specialist (RQHS) for people with a visual impairment)

First image: Support to Live Well Service team member collected the award on behalf of her colleague Helen Lewis (Manager, Support to Live Well Service). Also pictured is Jon Melling from award sponsors FCC Environment.
Second image: Ann Munroe (Prevention and Enablement Coordinator)
Third image: Julie Durn (Local Taxation and Council Tax Reduction Manager) receives her trophy from Rebecca Masie, from awards sponsors PaybyPhone (left)
Fourth image: Caroline Dawes (Senior School Improvement Advisor)
Fifth image: Tony Ireland (Strategic Regulatory Manager) with Councillor Sian Goding, who made the presentations on behalf of sponsors Formula Aluminium.
Sixth image: Veronica Prestedge (Curriculum Support Assistant).

Well done to everyone

Family Partnership Services
New Ways of Working
Family Assessment and Support Service
Customer Services Test and Trace
Building Control
Democracy and Electoral Services

Supportive ‘Highly Commended’ certificates will also be awarded to:

  • Licensing Team
  • Accounts Payable Team
  • Street Scene and The Vale Teams
  • Luton SENAT Team
  • Education Services Team
  • Passenger Transport Unit Team
  • Workplace Wellbeing Team

First image: the Family Partnership Services Team receive their award from Councillor Sian Golding (left), appearing on behalf of award sponsors T&L Flooring.
Second image: New Ways of Working (Strategic Change, IT Client Team, HR, Digital and Estates Teams)
Third image: The Family Assessment and Support Service
Fourth image: Customer Services Test and Trace
Fifth image: Building Control/Building Technical Services with Barry Joyce (left) from award sponsors Accuro.
Sixth image: Democracy and Electoral Services.

Well done to everyone

Provider Services Team
Luton Youth Offending
Vaccination and Community
Levelling Up

First image: the Provider Services Team.
Second image: the Luton Youth Offending Service and Targeted Youth Services team.
Third image: the Vaccination and Community Response Teams.
Fourth image: the Levelling Up Fund Bid Team.

Well done to everyone

Communications and Marketing Team.
Luton Rising

First image: the Communications and Marketing Team, pictured with Marcus Scrafton (left) from awards sponsors Aecom.
Second image: the Luton Rising Team

Well done to everyone


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