ABCD 30th Anniversary Awards

October 10th, 2018   •   no comments   

Thanks to the sponsorship support of the British Cleaning Council, the Association of Direct Service Providers is able to announce a special 30th Anniversary Award for Innovations in Dealing with Austerity Measures 2019 (IDAM)

We want to see as many ABCD members as possible take part in the award, and the winners will be announced at our AGM on May 16th 2019 in the House of Commons where we will celebrate our 30th Anniversary with a luncheon hosted by Jim Fitzpatrick MP.

The award will recognise and promote the innovative ways in which Local Authority Cleaning Departments have faced the challenges of Austerity during the period 2015-2019 and provide an invaluable opportunity for information to be shared with other Councils, recognising the hard work and dedication involved in delivering much needed quality services to communities.

The award is open to all Local Authority members of the ABCD

How to Enter

Councils in membership of the ABCD as at April 2019 are eligible to submit an application for this award.  Each application needs to be based around a 1000-word response. Authorities may enter a maximum of two submission only.

Please follow the guidelines as stated;

  • A one-page Executive Summary
  • Background to the service provided
  • Evidence of improvements achieved and challenges overcome
  • How the initiative links to your own wider Council objectives
  • Your targets for the future and the framework within which they operate

The submissions for the Innovations Award should show in all cases that the Cleaning Services department or section has faced the challenges of Austerity Measures in new and innovative ways which continue to deliver a quality service, as well as the points outlined above: –

  • Deliver the best service possible
  • Deliver in the spirit of continuous improvement
  • Work as a team with other services and partners

Generally, successful submissions will: –

  • Be clear, easy to read and well laid out
  • Focus on content (pictures etc. can be used but content is paramount)
  • Contain relevant, succinct appendices, e.g. from partners or customers
  • Include an Executive Summary

And most of all, don’t forget the basics.  The judges will be looking for clear evidence that your department meets the above criteria and examples of excellence and targets exceeded to select the winning entries. They will also take into account, any visible benchmarks of achievement such as independent auditor’s reports, achievement of IIP or ISO 9001 etc.  Finally, the winning team should be able to demonstrate evidence of excellence in continually working to challenge internal/external benchmarks.

Presentation of Awards

Presentation of all the Award categories will be made at the ABCD Annual General Meeting in the House of Commons on May 16th 2019 as part of our 30th Anniversary celebrations

Do you think that your Innovations fit the bill?

If so, make your submission by February 15th 2019

Finalists will be visited during March 2019

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