Scottish Public Service Awards 2016 shortlist announced

Written by Staff reporter on 14 November 2016 in News

The winners of the Scottish Public Service Awards 2016 will be announced at a ceremony in the Scottish Parliament on 5 December

Scottish Public Service Awards 2016 - Image credit: Holyrood

The shortlist has now been announced for the third annual Scottish Public Service Awards.

The awards recognise the often unseen contribution made to Scottish society by people and teams working in the Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament, councils, charities and diverse public agencies.

There were 150 entries for this year’s awards from the civil service, local government, third sector organisations and public bodies from across Scotland.

A judging panel made up senior leaders from across the public, private and third sectors then selected the top the three entries in each of the 11 categories.

One of the judges, Holyrood editor Mandy Rhodes, said: “The Scottish Public Service awards are now in their third year and the quality and breadth of entries this year is testament to the amazing work that goes on within Scotland’s public service sectors.

“The judges were inspired and delighted by entries that had achieved great results in their particular areas during a time of funding cuts and the need for ever greater efficiencies.

“Some of the nominees had challenged conventional wisdom about issues such as poverty and addiction, and as a result shaped a much improved delivery of service, while others had created whole new services from scratch.

“The entries came from large and small organisations with budgets to match, but were all connected by the one overarching quest to deliver high quality, best value services that could help transform the lives of Scots for the better.”

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in the Scottish Parliament on 5 December co-hosted by Deputy First Minister John Swinney and Deputy Presiding Officer Christine Grahame.

The shortlist as follows:


Campbell Christie Public Service Reform Award

  • Independent Living Fund Scotland
  • Renfrewshire Council
  • The Scottish Government


Project and Programme Management Award

  • Aberdeen City Council
  • Dundee City Council
  • Transport Scotland


Leadership Award

  • Craig Menzies, Macmillan Programme Manager, Glasgow Life
  • David Anderson, Director, Rutherglen and Cambuslang Housing Association
  • Louise Macdonald, Chief Executive, Young Scot


Community Engagement Award

  • Aberdeen City Council
  • East Ayrshire Council
  • Independent Living Fund Scotland


Emerging Talent Award

  • Ryan Laurenson, Perth and Kinross Council
  • Andrew Fraser, Scotland Excel
  • Amber Gray, The Scottish Parliament


Third Sector Partnership Award

  • Changeworks
  • Perth and Kinross Council
  • West Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership


Employee Development and Skills Award

  • Dundee City Council
  • Dundee City Council


Policy Development Award

  • Independent Living Fund Scotland
  • Midlothian Council
  • The Scottish Government


Communications Award

  • The Scottish Government
  • The Scottish Parliament
  • Who Cares? Scotland


Commercial Partnerships Award

  • Aberdeen City Council
  • Scotland Excel
  • The Scottish Government


Digital Public Services Award

  • Scottish Environment Protection Agency
  • The Scottish Government
  • West Dunbartonshire Council


There is also a lifetime achievement award which has been picked by the judging panel and will be announced at the awards ceremony.

For further details about the shortlisted entries, go to the awards website.



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