17 October 2013

Staff Awards 2013 - the results are in!

Moving and memorable, AWP's Staff Awards 2013 made for a special celebration.

Celebrating the outstanding contributions of staff and volunteers, both on the frontline and behind the scenes, was an inspirational reminder to staff and volunteers of the difference they make both individually and collectively.

As finalists from across the Trust gathered with their guests at Bath's Assembly Rooms, pride and excitement were almost tangible. This year's judging panel were so impressed by the nominations that they staged a takeover and introduced the finalists for each category, with chief executive Iain Tulley acting as compere. Many a tear was surreptitiously wiped away amidst the cheers as Tony Gallagher, Trust chair, presented the awards.

Iain said, "It was a privilege to take part in the celebration. My congratuations go not only to all our finalists and winners, but to everyone who was nominated for this year's awards, and my thanks go to all our staff and volunteers across the Trust for their continuing hard work.

"I was also delighted to announce that two of our Staff Awards finalists, Nathan Wallbank and Gareth Sharman, have reached the finals of the national Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards. Congratulations to both."

Bath-based singer songwriter Emily Maguire, who has herself used our services, rounded off the afternoon with a stunningly beautiful performance of three of her songs.

All the winners and runners up are listed below and a film of the afternoon is now available on our YouTube channel.

Clinical excellence

The winners are:

Bristol Primary Care Liaison triage team - Bristol
Heather Dugmore - North Somerset
Rhiannon Dyke, Christina Greenland and Rose Picket - Bath and North East Somerset
Dr Judy Haworth - South Gloucestershire
Laura James - specialist drug and alcohol services
Julie Musgrove - specialised and secure services
Perpetual Muzenda - Swindon
Shirley Sheldon - Wiltshire

Innovation and improvement

The winner is:

Jacob Kelly

The runners up are:

Grace Weatherburn
Mental Health Team HMP Bristol

Leading by example

The winner is:

Nathan Wallbank

The runners up are:

Francis O'Hara Bell
Gareth Sharman

Lifetime achievement

The winners are:

Tony Denton
Lu Duhig
Anthony Harrison
Yvonne Hopkins
Dr Judy Malone


The winners are:

Justin Brown
BSDAS Peer Mentors
Callington Road Chaplaincy Volunteers
Alison Cox
Positive Steps Volunteers
Claire Pressey 

Behind the scenes

The winners are:

Carol Crickmay - Wiltshire
Adam Davies and Peter Jordan - central services
Wendy Good - Swindon
Lesley Kesterton - Bristol
Laura Mailer - specialised and secure
Lucy Morgan - North Somerset
Anastasia Rivers and Sarah Harding - South Glos
Debra Teale - Bath and North East Somerset
Jayne Wagner - specialist drug and alcohol services

Brilliant at the basics

The winner is:

Dawn Oldland

The runners up are:

Chrisma Pires
Munya Simbi

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