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Kingdom sponsors prestigious local government awards

Kingdom APSE AwardsKingdom was very pleased to sponsor an award at the recent APSE Service Awards 2017.

APSE is the Association for Public Service Excellence. It 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, 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.

The APSE Service Awards recognise excellence in local government frontline services across the UK, and they are open to all local authorities and their public sector partners. The awards this year included 22 categories that covered the vast majority of local services, and included the prestigious Overall Council of the Year in Service Delivery Award. Kingdom was delighted to sponsor the “Best Service Team of the Year: Facilities Management and Building Cleaning Service” Award, which was won by Telford and Wrekin Council. The other nominations were Aberdeen City Council, Durham County Council, Rochdale Borough Council and Stockport Homes. Kingdom’s John Dunne, National Business Manager, presented the council with the award on behalf of Kingdom.

The awards ceremony was presented by Louisa Preston, a broadcast journalist for BBC London and BBC Breakfast. The winners were announced at a ceremony in Oxford on Thursday 7th September. This came at the end of the APSE Annual Seminar 2017, which took place over two days and was entitled “Beyond Austerity? Ensuring a future for the local government frontline.”

According to the ASPE website, “the winners of the awards demonstrated that they are actively implementing innovative ideas, supporting continuous improvement, and developing new strategies to deliver local services whilst also highlighting their commitment to innovation and adaptation in local services.”

APSE’s Chief Executive Paul O’Brien said, "Despite local government currently facing many challenges, these winning councils have demonstrated their ability to offer their communities excellent local services through implementing exciting, innovative projects and new ways of working. They are a credit to their communities, and should be proud of their excellent achievements."

Kingdom works with local authority clients throughout the United Kingdom, largely through their Environmental Protection Division. To find out more about Kingdom and their services, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/ or call 0845 051 7702.