Star Awards

A fantastic Star Awards event last night at the Beach Ballroom, so many stories of staff achievement and excellence worthy of celebration.

Congratulations are due not only to all the winners and but also to all the shortlisted nominees.  Our Awardees for 2015 are:

Professionalism:  Stephen Booth, Property Estates Manager (CH&I)  

Respect:  Culter Cleaning Team; Helen Graham, Susan Robertson, Mary Clark (CH&I)

Customer Focus:  Jackie Lamont, Deputy Head Teacher, Danestone Primary School

Communication:  Carol Li, School Administrator, St Peter’s RC School

Friday’s Child:  Fiona Cochrane, Support Officer (CH&I)

Collaboration:  Powis Recycling Team, Waste and Recycling Team and Powis Residents’ Group: Hannah Lynch, Erica Manfroi, Martina Klubal, Anne Gladstone, Alan Paterson, Dave Simmers, Andy Mearns, Scott Ross, Michael McTigue and Fiona Lindsay

Innovation:  Ray Douglas, Beach Ballroom (E&CS)

People’s Champion:  Donna Shaw, Housing Support Worker (CH&I)

Shining Star:   Louise Ironside, Assistant HR Coordinator (CG)

Legacy Awards:  Elizabeth Wood, Senior Complaints, Rights and Enquiries Office, (SC&W); Judith Stones, Lead Curator in Archaeology and History, (EC&S); Jim Taylor, Surveying Manager, Kittybrewster; Beverley Graham, Support Officer to the Lord Provost.

Great thanks are due to the judges who decided on the winners, to the staff team that pulled together such an enjoyable (and glamorous) event and to the sponsors who ensured that the ceremony and dinner were fully funded.

I’m already looking forward to the 2016 event! 

One Walk Aberdeen

I recently attended the corporate launch at the Town House for this year’s JDRF One Walk Aberdeen, a 5k walk taking place on Sunday 27th September at Drum Castle. There’s more information on the walk and the work of the juvenile diabetes research foundation here

I’ve committed to bring together an Aberdeen City Council ECMT team to raise sponsorship and to take on the walk, but it would be great if more Council teams were formed and joined us at Drum Castle on the day.  If you and your colleagues are interested drop me a line.