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by Staff reporter
09 November 2021
Shortlist announced for Scottish Public Service Awards 2021

Shortlist announced for Scottish Public Service Awards 2021

The shortlist for the 2021 Scottish Public Service Awards has been announced, with 37 nominations across 12 categories.

The winners will be revealed at a ceremony at the Scottish Parliament on 8 December, co-hosted by Presiding Officer Alison Johnstone and Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

The awards, held by Holyrood in partnership with the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Government, recognise the contributions of Scotland’s broad public sector.

In addition, a Lifetime Achievement Award will be announced on the evening, recognising an individual who has made a significant contribution to Scottish public service over a sustained period of time.

Mandy Rhodes, Managing Director of Holyrood Communications and one of the judges said: “It never fails to amaze the panel of judges for these awards, the truly extraordinary work that goes on within our communities delivering outstanding public services, be that by individuals showing real leadership or by the efforts of a dedicated team of professionals or volunteers, and what they all have in common is a dedication to making life better for others.

"During the last 18 months, that true spirit of community, that sense of ‘we are all in this together’, has resulted in some remarkable examples of ingenuity, innovation and inspiration. As the saying goes, where there is a will, there is a way, and all those nominated in this year’s awards shared in that determination to deliver for others, and whether they were shortlisted or not, they should be applauded as ‘winners’.

"Our thanks to all who entered the awards this year and to those who made it onto the shortlists, congratulations and good luck on the night.”

The shortlisted entries are:

The Campbell Christie Public Service Reform Award

  • Independent Review of Adult Social Care
  • Social Security Directorate and Social Security Scotland
  • Connecting Scotland

The Communications Award

  • Five Family Payments campaign, Social Security Scotland
  • Clear Masks for All, Deaf Action
  • Children's Panel Recruitment Campaign

The Project and Programme Management Award

  • Delivering results – agile improvement in action, Scottish Legal Complaints Commission
  • NHSGGC HEPMA Implementation, NHSGGC HEPMA Programme Team
  • Early Learning and Childcare Expansion, Adam Hall

The Commercial Partnerships Award

  • Export Certification Hubs, Sandy Mcdougall
  • Care and Support Services Framework, Scotland Excel
  • The CivTech Programme

The Leadership Award

  • Leading Above and Beyond: securing the future of childminding in Scotland, Graeme McAlister and Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA)
  • Trish Quinn, Head of Product & Commercial Division, Scottish Government
  • Leading a sector, supporting a city: Glasgow’s Pandemic Response, Paul Little

The Digital Public Services Award (in association with Leidos)

  • Just Checking Managed Service in Fife Council, Just Checking
  • Immersive Experience Pod, Jill Woodward
  • Near Me

Community Engagement Award (in association with CalMac)

  • Glasgow's PRS Housing and Welfare Hub, Pauline McGarry
  • Scottish Government Shielding Programme, Shielding Division
  • Delivering for Communities, Leanne Pollock

Championing Gender Equality Award

  • Equality in Leadership, South Lanarkshire College
  • Scottish Women’s Development Forum, Police Scotland
  • Championing Gender Equality in the Science Profession, Dr Carey Fraser

Voluntary Sector Partnership Award (in association with SCVO)

  • Maximise, Rona Hunter
  • Community Food Initiatives North East, Graeme Robbie
  • The Love InC Project, Liz Mitchell

Sustainability Award (in association with Aico)

  • Fife Council Sustainable Period Home Packs with Hey Girls, Hey Girls
  • Going Green the D&A Way, William Grace
  • Driving Climate Literacy to Enable Local Action, Sustainable Procurement Policy Team
  • Glasgow City Council's Food for Life Served Here award, Glasgow City Council Catering Team

The Covid-19 Award

  • Emergency Response: providing critical childcare and supporting vulnerable families during lockdown, Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA)
  • Helping Hands, Katrina Hassell
  • Scottish Parliament 2021 Election Under COVID-19, Scottish Government Elections Team

The Colin Mair Award for Policy Development (in association with Improvement Service)

  • Maximise, Rona Hunter
  • Housing Domestic Abuse Policy, Dundee City Council
  • Vibrant Communities, Linda Chisholm
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