On the 24th July 2014, 14 people were presented with their Jubilee Awards at the House of Lords by Lord Watson of Richmond CBE. The awards recognised those working in the public sector who have dedicated their lives to service, who regularly go over and above their usual duties and who have made a significant impact on the lives of others.
Nominations were judged by a prominent panel and showcase gratitude for the outstanding service provided by public sector workers. Photos of the award winners are available in our Media Gallery.
Jubilee Awards for Service – Youth Award
This year, inspired by and in partnership with the Step Up To Serve campaign, the Jubilee Awards also recognised young people who participate in social action; be that through volunteering or fundraising, caring for people, providing mentoring support in school, running campaigns or being part of a social enterprise.
5 inspirational young people also received their Jubilee Youth Awards at the House of Lords.
2014 Award Winners
John Chance | Watch Commander, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service
John Chance has been in the Fire Service for 23 years and is the heartbeat of the village; he leads by example and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, expecting the same high standards and calibre in the firefighters he leads.
Peter Goulding and Adnan Ali | Police Officers
Peter Goulding and Adnan Ali sustained serious injuries whilst apprehending a suspect, but showed considerable bravery in protecting each other and ensuring the security of the offender until the patrols arrived.
Mike Humber | Technical Services Manager
Mike Humber manages the Thanet District Council's engineering services, demonstrating an exceptional professional service and protecting Thanet’s community and buildings from the sea.
Raj Jhamat | Clinical Nurse Specialist, Birmingham Children’s Hospital
Raj Jhamat has dedicated 24 years of her life to working with families and young people with learning disabilities, especially those of South Asian origin, supporting them through the health system and working to reduce the inequalities and stigma they face.
Darren Lindley | Police Community Support Officer
Darren Lindley works as a Police Community Support Officer in Manchester and has devoted his own time, money and effort to developing successful youth work provision for the disadvantaged young people in his local area.
Elaine Lomas | Principal Environmental Health Officer (Food, Health & Safety)
Over the last 20 years, Elaine Lomas has taken on a significant role in leading and co-ordinating the Appleby Gypsy and Traveller Horse Fair, and her dedication and tireless work has improved the fair for all involved.
Roz Mesney | Domestic, Dorset County Hospital
Roz Mesney is a vital part of the Emergency Department of Dorset County Hospital, taking immense pride in ensuring the ward is clean and safe and always going over and above her job role to support patients and families.
Alistair Payne and Jim Simpson | Police Officers
Alistair Payne and Jim Simpson showed immense bravery when successfully tackling an armed man holding several nurses hostage, putting aside their own safety in order to protect the lives of those in danger.
Lisa Robinson | Hospitality Manager and Volunteer Lead, Birmingham Children’s Hospital
As the Volunteer Manager at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Lisa Robinson has increased the number of and impact made by volunteers, supporting more children who are receiving treatment in hospital and ensuring volunteers grow and develop through their experience.
Vanessa Skinner | Deputy Manager, Community Safety Development, London Fire Brigade
Vanessa Skinner is a committed member of the London Fire Brigade, devoting time over and above her normal workload to keeping the community safe and planning responses to civil emergencies or major incidents, including terrorist attacks and the recent flooding.
Geoff Spoke | Retained Watch Manager, Northants Fire and Rescue Service
Geoff has devoted 40 years of his life to the Fire Service, saving lives through the medical ‘co-responding’ initiative he introduced, and raising over £24,000 for the FireFighters Charity.
Shirley Webb | Book Keeper
Shirley Webb has dedicated her working life to the Allendale Community Centre, keeping it running for the last 25 years and continuing to be a very active volunteer.
Siân Elizabeth Buckley | Youth Awards - 10-15 year olds
Siân has been a Junior Ranger volunteer at Ty Mawr Country Park, Wrexham, from the age of 8, contributing over 255 hours of service and helping to maintain the park and keep it accessible to all in the community.
Glory Botesse | Youth Awards - 10-15 year olds
Glory has been involved in the ReachOut mentoring programme for two years and is a constant source of support and inspiration for other boys on the project, fundraising regularly for charity and always looking for more opportunities to help the ReachOut project, his school and the local community.
Ayrton Cable | Youth Awards - 10-15 year olds
Ayrton is an ambassador for 100Hours, a campaign that ‘brings wise and compassionate living and leadership to young people everywhere’ and has his own social action project ‘365 Ways to change the world’, campaigning on important social issues such as factory farming and the use of conflict minerals.
Rebecca Brunskill | Youth Awards - 16-20 year olds
Rebecca gives considerable amounts of time to the National Citizens Service, Liverpool Schools’ Parliament, Youthforia and UK Youth Parliament, running summer camps for disadvantaged young people, supporting disabled people to experience rock climbing, and campaigning for changes to benefit young people.
Carl Fuhrmann | Youth Awards - 16-20 year olds
Since February 2011, Carl has completed over 1,000 volunteer hours helping those less able than himself, raising thousands of pounds for various local and national charities.
"Public service is the glue which holds our society together, but too often it remains invisible and as a result is taken for granted. I'm delighted that the Jubilee Awards for Service are recognising the outstanding contributions that all of these inspirational leaders have made to their local community. The awards are for them but also for the thousands of other volunteers and public sector workers who make such a valuable contribution to everybody's life in modern Britain.”
Keith Heron, Unison
The Jubilee Awards for Service 2015 will open for nominations in December 2014. For more information, please contact Vicci at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0121 414 4803.
Jubilee Awards for Service Judging Panel
Dame Julia Cleverdon DVCO CBE Co-founder and Trustee of Step Up To Serve
DCC Ian Hopkins Deputy Chief Constable, Greater Manchester Police
Gary Lewis Headteacher, Kings Langley School
Brian Strutton National Secretary of GMB Trade Union
Gisela Stuart MP Member of Parliament for Edgbaston, Birmingham
‘Only a life lived in the service to others is worth living’
The Jubilee Awards for Service are awarded to individuals rather than organisations. The awards are judged by a panel based on information given by nominators and one additional referee. They are not meant to be an endorsement of the organisations for which they work but a celebration of individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to their community that has been recognised by others who know them.
Jubilee Award Winners 2013
Jubilee Award winners enjoy afternoon tea in the House of Lords.
Ms Noran Flynn ~ Nechells POD Education Action Zone Director
Noran has worked in education for over thirty years in a variety of roles including as a secondary school teacher, an advisory teacher for autism and an officer with responsibility for community safety. Her current role is Education Action Zone Director, where she established the POD Community Interest Company in the heart of one of the most disadvantaged areas of Birmingham, working tirelessly to support eight schools in raising standards and improving educational attainment.
Kathryn Bloomfield | London Fire Brigade, Community Safety Manager
|Kathryn has been with London Fire Brigade for over 22 years, demonstrating commitment to the service, her colleagues and the people of London from the beginning. Her achievements include establishing a project with volunteers from local communities to support fire victims, and designing educational packages for children with Special Educational Needs.
David King | Watch Manager, Porthcrawl Fire Station
|David has worked worked for the Fire & Rescue Service for 43 years as a member of the 'retained duty system' at Porthcrawl Fire Station. Dave's dedication to his community is second to none, providing in excess of 90 hours per week on-call commitment as a fire-fighter for the duration of his career, and he is currently the longest serving fire-fighter in the South Wales Fire & Rescue Service. As the 'officer in charge' of Porthcrawl Fire Station, Dave ensures high standards and levels of performance are maintained, and that his station is at the forefront of essential public services by carrying out fire safety work to reduce risks to people in the local community.
Terry Rodgers | Street Cleaning Operative
|Terry has given over 50 years' service to the borough of Rushmoor. Now ages 72, Terry still works full time driving a road sweeper and is always available to help in an emergency, taking great pride in his work and providing a first rate service to the tax payer.
Simon Hensley | Neighbourhood Police Sergeant
|Sergeant Hensley has been the catalyst for a large scale community rejuvenation in Stockland Green, enthusing the community and inspiring organisations to get involved. His work has included providing bespoke community provision in one of the most deprived areas of Birmingham.
Ian Sheard | Support Worker for the Advance Enablement Project
|Ian works with adults with learning disabilities, encouraging participation and inclusion within the community and in society. Ian works with stores and libraries to identify work placements for the service user group and provides on-going support which can often be life changing. Ian is a kind and thoughtful man and is a team player; he has a 'can do' attitude and is unafraid of stepping outside his job description if this is in the best interests of the service users.
Tanya Kenny-Paker | Manager, The Haven Day Centre
|Tanya is a manager of The Haven Day Centre, providing a service to 30 older people with physical disabilities, sensory impairment or mental health problems. Tanya is an inspirational and highly committed manager who runs a service of very high quality, providing individually tailored care and a rich variety of activity programmes for each service user.
Dr Jane Risdall | Surgeon Commander
|Dr Jane Risdall has demonstrated an inspirational devotion to her medical practice and research into traumatic brain injury at the same time as contributing substantially to local and national community activities. Jane also continues to serve in the Royal Navy while undertaking a full time clinical commitment at Addenbrooke's Hospital.
Rita Liddle | District Nurse
|Rita Liddle has dedicated her life to working in the community as a District Nurse for the NHS in Derby. She started training as a nurse in 1973 and retired last year after 40 years ion the profession, even continuing to work after suffering a stroke in May 2011. Rita always turned down any offer of management work, as she always felt the need and desire to be 'hands on'. Throughout her years as a nurse, Rita has a maintained her sense of humour, and her determination and dedication to the nursing profession is second to none.
Anne Fenton | Home Manager
|Anne has worked for Birmingham City Council for 32 years in residential services for children, and for the past 8 years has managed a Home for 16 children with profound disabilities. Anne supports parents and staff through very difficult times and works closely with health colleagues to ensure the children have the best care, regularly advocating for the children when they are moving on to an adult placement.
Juliet Parker-Smith | Manager, Trewern Outdoor Centre
|Juliet Parker-Smith manages the Trewern Outdoor Centre. Over the years thousands of young people have experienced spending time at this centre near the Black Mountains. Juliet has constantly developed new experiential learning activities and ensures that young people experience a wide range of educational experiences in an environment which contrasts with their home area in East London.
Dr David Rose | Principal Clinical Psychologist
|Dr David Rose has been the driving force behind the Specialist Learning Disability Dementia Service since before its establishment in 2008. His energy and commitment have been instrumental in making the service effective and collaborative, focusing on the needs of carers and family as well as the person with dementia, and making a real difference to some of the most vulnerable people in Dudley.