Every year we celebrate the achievements of our employees at an annual awards event, which is part of our Special Thanks and Recognition Scheme (STARS).

We're looking for you as residents, customers and users of our services, to nominate individuals or teams who you believe deserve to be recognised.

This is your opportunity to show your appreciation for people who have put in the extra effort or gone out of their way to help you.

Nominations can be made any time between January and March; the closing date is Saturday 31 March 2018.

Award categories

Awards are given in four categories:

Best Employee
Best Manager
Best Team
Young Person of the Year - (recognising the work of employees aged 25 and under)

Criteria for nominations: Our values and standards of behaviour

STARS recognises, rewards and celebrates the achievements of employees who excel at our values and standards of behaviour:

  • delivering excellent customer service
  • taking responsibility
  • showing Resilience
  • working Together
  • leading by example

Full details of the council's values and standards of behaviour

Each nomination for Best Employee, Best Manager and Best Team should give specific examples of how the individual or team excel at the council's values and standards of behaviour (in no more than 200 words).

Each nomination for Young Person of the Year should give specific examples of how the individual has shown exceptional skills and commitment to their job and understood and demonstrated our values and standards of behaviour(in no more than 200 words).

Shortlisting and judging

The shortlist will be announced in April.

There are two judging panels, one made up of staff from across the council and the other consisting of the council's Management Board.

The awards presentation

The awards presentation will take place in June 2018.

All shortlisted individuals and teams will be invited to attend the presentation.

How to nominate

Simply fill in an online nomination form referring to our criteria for nominations.

STARS employee recognition scheme online form


We welcome feedback about our services and employees all year round.  This can be done at any time by using the comments, compliments and complaints form.

Comments, compliments and complaints form

Page last updated 18/12/2017