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Southend's STARS Awards


Southend's STAR Awards 2016

Nominations for STARS 2016, our annual staff recognition event, are now closed.

Our team will now read all nominations and our STARS panel will shortlist and judge the nominees. 

Would you like to become a STARS Sponsor?

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s annual Stars Awards is funded by local and partner organisations within the Borough. We offer a range of different sponsorship packages that you can choose from bronze, silver, gold and platinum. For further information on packages and how to become a STARS sponsor please contact The Development Team via the Switchboard on 01702 215000 or by email on thedevelopmentteam@southend.gov.uk and one of the team will be in contact as soon as possible.

You can nominate a team or an individual for STARS 2017 by using our online form

2016 Finalists

Apprentice of the Year

Kurt Walpole - Place
Lucy Dalgarno - Corporate Services
Sajada Rahman - People
Amy Shelley - Place


Sharon Langston - People
Nevada Shaw & Michael Rattigan - Public Health
Graham Hart - Place
Carl Robinson - Place


Beach Cleaners - Place
Mark Kelly - Place
Emma Walpole - Place
Arboriculture Team - Place


Linda Gildea - People
Sharon Wheeler, Kirsty Horseman & Kevin Read - Place
Deborah Hart - Public Health
Stop Smoking Service - Public Health


Project 49 - People
LED Replacement Project Team - Place
Angela Squires & Lee Watson - Public Health
Chris Burr - Place


Electoral Services - Corporate Services
Workforce Commissioning Team - People
Lauren Robinson - Place
Finance - People Team - Corporate Services

Customer Services - Customer Facing

Laura Booth - People
Chris Horsley - People
Adam Keating - Corporate Services
Pier Team - Place

Customer Service - Support 

The Tickfield Team - Corporate Services
Planning and Engagement - People
Keith Harding - Corporate Services
Linda Huckett - Place

Team of the Year 

CCTV - Place
Performance Team - Place 
Services for Schools Team - People
Mayoralty Team - Corporate Services

Valuing Diversity 

Jo Hines - People
Tara Boyle - People
Iwona Kalisz - People
Staff Forums - Cross Council

Focused Performance

Southend Public Health School Nurse Team - Public Health
Ideas in Motion Personalised Travel Planning Partnership - Place
Dave Halladay - People
Youth Offending Service - People

Resilience and Growth

Andrew Hughes - People
Valerie Smith - Corporate Services
The Development Team - Corporate Services
Erin Brennan-Douglas - Public Health


Corporate Services Event Team - Corporate Services
Gary Perry Ambrose - Corporate Services
Drug & Alcohol Commissioning Team - People
Gavin Montella - Corporate Services

Employee of the Year

Marie Pye - People
Karen Peters - People
Gareth Richards - People
John McGrath - Place

Engaging Leadership

Binesh Kappan - People
Elizabeth Georgeou - Place
Emma Cooney - Place
Sarah Baker - People

To view the sponsors of the awards please see our STARS 2016 sponsors page.

Page last updated: 18/10/2016